Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Occupying my Sewing Time

What to do when ones sewing machine is again headed to the repair shop?? This machine and all it's problems is so frustrating. At this point I wish I had bought something else, heck anything else would have been better.
The needle bar needs replacing, it will not hold the needle in. This started in the fall it would drop every needle size except a 90/14. It took four months to get the part unreal!!!! grrrrrrr!!! Apparently it is a known problem, one my dealer wasn't aware of. The machine company says it is something that should be replaced when servicing...WHAT???????

To occupy my time I have been participating in Sandra of mmmquilts 30 Quilt Design Challenge.

Here are a few I have drawn up.



I have a few that I want to make now, if only? Time to get my vintage Singer out if I'm going to do any sewing. In the mean time more designing. Maybe writing up up a pattern or two or three?

What do you do when your sewing machine is requiring time in the repair shop?


15 comments :

Tish Stemple said...

I have been watching along as everyone is posting such wonderful designs on Instagram. That is super stinky about your machine! I hope they are able to get it fixed and back to you in a quick turnaround.

ckrut said...

From one Cindy to another, I am looking for a different machine and wondered if you'd share what type of machine this is that's giving you trouble. I don't need trouble!

Margaret said...

I know I have the same machine as you and so far have had no problems with it, even when I use the large embroidery unit.
But if it did go in I also have a Janome QCP7700, a Pfaff Grandquilter, 2 Singer featherweights, a Singer hand machine, a Singer treadle and a mini machine my son bought me as a joke. So I am never stuck!

Lisa J. said...

Fortunately for me I have an extra machine so I only send one in at a time. I have found my newer more expensive machine is like a fussy little princess compared to the older machine. If it gets slightly dirty or if the needle is slightly worn or if the tension isn't just right for the fabric I'm using it starts skipping stitches . Then it takes me a while to sort out what exactly the problem is. It seems to eat needles. Come to think of it I need to go and pick up some more.

Julie said...

Spare machines here. Like someone stashes addictive substances, I stash machines.

I've been watching your progress on IG and really enjoying it. I vote you turn a few of them into patterns quickly.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I have had my machine 3 years now but never had it serviced . I can't bear to part with it but I know it's getting a bit clunky . The feed dogs aren't pushing fabric through at the start of the seam

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your designs look great. Can you return the sewing machine?

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a bummer about your machine. I hope the part comes in soon!!!

Sandra Walker said...

You are sure making great use of your non-sewing time, but man, don't you want to just make all four of those you've shown here? You are on a roll of designing!!

Kyle John said...

Other sewing machine can be much more advanced with features a newbie will never even need. The mistake could be made that a lot of money is spent on such a machine where most of the features are not even required.

Stitchin At Home said...

You are a no reply blogger. Thanks for your comment. I am not a newbie I have been sewing and quilting for more than 30 years. I use my machines to the fullest whether that is sewing, quilting or decorative stitches and yes even machine embroidery. I had a computerized machine prior to this one with no problems at all same manufacturer.
I believe one if the problems is that machines are not made of the same high standards that they once were.

Preeti said...

What??? You do not have a back-up machine? That is devastating. But on the other hand, I agree with Julie. Write a pattern. I vote for the blue-yellow string quilt type pattern on the top right.

Lorna McMahon said...

Having more than one machine may be the answer. But they aren't cheap. Now I have one machine for piecing and one set up for quilting. When I can't be sewing, I like drawing up ideas for new quilt designs, too. I really like your designs. Especially the one on the top right!

Jocelyn said...

I was just finishing up a pillowcase project for Ryans Case for Smiles, when the stitches on the back looked loose. I did everything I knew to do to correct it, but it still was a problem. I finished the pillowcases with my Featherweight machine, which has perfect stitches. BUT the main machine will be making a visit to the repair shop.

Helene Goldnadel said...

Sewing is a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. It's also an activity that involves a lot of sharp, pointy objects that can be dangerous if not handled with care.