I set up the machine.Change the presser foot. Decided to go for a strong contrast thread, so I could see just how bad things are. Then I started. First off, the bobbin tension managed to be far too tight. So I end up with a gathered layered rag.
RIP it out.
|this is the underneath side.|
Let us try again. Rethread the bobbin. Same result. See the right hand end of the left hand patch? (is that English? just about?)
So I changed the foot back to a conventional foot, and lifted the feed dogs again to see how that went. The left hand end is the result. Well, I thought that looked grand. But... it isn't free motion quilting, is it?
Ok Back to the start. Now my lovely posh new machine has a cheating facility. Why not just use the cheat mode? It is a special foot for free sewing, which is supposed to keep stitches fairly even.
Result is the right hand square.Not too bad, but somehow, the non free motion just looks better. I think the tension is better. Perhaps I need to play with presser foot tension or something!
so now I am going to try to post the front, but the computer is not necessarily co-operating...
|Left most- normal machine use. Raggy bit- first attempts, tension up the spout- Right side FMQ|