Not a good week! My longarm went down first thing Monday morning. Glad I was able to get as many quilts done for August as I had. Except for Pam's, the ones I posted last night and this morning were all done before my machine went down. I was setting up to finish Pam's quilt. Literally start, it was the first stitch and WHAM!!!
Good thing I always start on a piece of fabric off the quilt top to dial in the tension.
It was the hook assembly. After removing the assembly from the machine, it had to be re-timed and I tried my best to do that. First time for me on this machine and I could not get it timed. Chad came by on Wednesday afternoon and was able to get it to sew with the thread I had set up on the machine, thank you Chad! He keeps Esther's machine humming along :0) I was able to finish the baby quilt promised for Pam and very happy to do that!
Well I started out yesterday on Janie's quilt with a different thread and batting, hopeful all would go well. Compared to today, yesterday wasn't so bad. Started out this morning, forever hopeful and mustering up all my positive thinking that Janie's quilt would be finished today... Nope! Not to be :'(
Not sure yet how this is going to play out. Until I get the machine problem resolved I am sad to say I am not taking in any new quilts. It would not be kind to have quilts sitting here only to end up returning them unquilted.
As for the quilts I have here now. This will be resolved one way or another! I am looking into other options. Of course, you all have options as well with other longarm quilters like Esther ~ Threads on the Floor, Kathy and more in the Chico area. If anyone is concerned, has questions or would like a #, please call. I will be in touch and will keep you updated. If you prefer to have your quilt returned right away, again, please call.
This has been quite the year and maybe not my best decision. I definitely wish I had kept my last longarm as a back up. It's too bad they take up so much room and are expensive!
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Take the time to take some stitches :0)