It’s been so long since I’ve checked in with you via my blog! But as of today, I’m back in the saddle again.
My mother called this morning after I got the kids off to school. Our conversation went a little something like this:
Mom: “Where’s your Tips and Tutorials Tuesday blog post?”
Me: “Well, you know I was taking a little break, Mom. I was wiped out after the holidays, and then I had to potty-train E so she could start pre-school this week, and–.”
Mom: (cutting me off) “Enough break time! No one’s going to read your blog anymore!”
Mom: “Today. Get that post up today!”
Me: (sheepishly) “Ummmm. OK, Mom.”
No one likes to get scolded by their mom first thing in the morning. And she’s right, I certainly have had enough break time– E has started pre-school, and I am ready to go! That is, if anyone is still out there reading this (other than you, Mom).
As of today, I will start posting Tips and Tutorials Tuesday posts each week again for bloggers to link up and share their ideas and tutorials with everyone (see the link below). Also, I am going to begin categorizing and posting incoming Tips and Tutorials that have been linked up on this page. You can find the tab for Tips and Tutorials at the top of my blog. It will make it easier to search for the wonderful posts if you want to go back and find something awesome you remember reading about. (sidenote: So if you are linking up your post with me, you are agreeing to have your post linked on that page).
Please feel free to link up multiple posts!
Now, in the meantime, here’s my little tip for you today:
Bringing up the Bobbin Thread Quickly Before Quilting
Whenever you are free-motion quilting, whether on a domestic or a longarm machine, it’s important that you insert your needle, rotate it all the way down and back up, and pull up your bobbin thread. This helps avoid thread nests on the back of your work. However it can be irritating to have to move your fabric, or the hopping foot out of the way to pull up the bobbin thread! (I mean, really, who has that kind of time in life???)
So here’s how I do it. The quick videos below show you on a longarm and on a domestic machine. It’s the same principle in each.
On a longarm:
On a domestic sewing machine:
I’ll see you soon with something pretty to share!