Thanks for all the suggestions yesterday about my tension issues with the Juki. After talking to a sewing machine store I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the bobbin spring – I’m taking it to Fort Smith on Wednesday and they will try to fix it right away so I won’t have to come back another day for pick up – the store is 88 miles from me – but that is what happens when you live in a small town right – No big deal, I know my way around and if my niece who lives about 15 miles from there can meet me for lunch that will be a plus – otherwise I will do some shopping and find a coffee shop to sit awhile and look at quilt magazines right – I think they have a Barnes and Nobel there but not positive. In the meantime I might get my Janome out and see if it is working – I haven’t used it in such a long time I really don’t know if it was or not – I don’t have room for two machines to be out – although with the new table I might – we will see.
So after all the frustration of Thursday trying to get the machine working I got my hexies out and got a little more done on Handful of Scraps – this side for this section is almost done – one more side and I will decide on the next step.
When I was in Paducah and stopped at Hancock’s I picked up one of the scrapbags that they sell for $12.99 – I had ordered a couple once on line and was very disappointed in what I had – I got two packages with the exact same stuff – you would think they could have sent two different selections – they were browns, ugly green and lilac not my colors – and they had huge salvage edges on them – not my thing either – I ended up cutting them all up with the accuquilt in little pieces and mixing them in patchwork quilts and I still have more to mix in. But I was at the store and I could see these – pretty colors! Glad I got it.
These scraps are 3 inches wide (no salvage looks like leftovers that would have been for a jelly roll but a little wider) about 42 or 43 inches long and I think it was 22 pieces. About 2 yards of fabric. I will use some of them for the next stars for Round We Go.
See pretty colors.
This is the next design – 4 to make.
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