Sunday, December 19, 2010

have you ever had THIS happen?

I have NEVER seen this happen. I'm not a world class quilter or anything...but when you buy a spool of thread from a reputable company...you think you are getting a CONTINUOUS piece of thread... I was quilting along and my top thread broke. I checked the tension and it was REALLY tight. Checking along the thread path...all is well, till I get to the spool. Its kinda wrapped on itself. Takes me a minute to see what the problem is...











and I see THIS







The thread is in two pieces. I have never had a spool with two pieces of thread...they have always been continuous. Have you ever had this happen? Or do I need to get out of my sewing room more often?


I was hoping to have this off my frame already, but my older son came to visit me yesterday AND today. Its for HIM...so I could not work on it while he was here! I KINDA had to shoo him away....WAAAAAAAA! I did take him to dinner before I told him "its Christmas time and I need some time to finish things you cannot help with'. Do you think that was diplomatic enough? lolol

4 comments:

Pat said...

I've had that happen! Very frustrating!

Suzan said...

My sister was trying to quilt a gift for her daughter and the thread would not stop breaking. It was a spool of King Tut thread from Superior. The stitching was fine, we changed needles, cleaned the long arm, etc. Finally we decided to try swapping out the thread to use something different. Not one thread break. It had to have been a spool of "bad" thread.

Vicki W said...

I once had a spool of thread that, in the middle, was double stranded. I unwound it until I got back to a single strand. It was weird, but given the thousands of spools of thread, there's bound to be a bad one occasionally.

Kelley said...

I have had pieces. The worst though is I had a large spool of Sulky 30wt cotton that had knots in it! More than one! Between that and their insistence that the online thread chart was fine so they did not have thread cards available I have never ordered from them again.