Right now my long arm machine is down....the bottom bobbin is having issues and I need to take it in. Just haven't had time to do so. But I have used the frame to pin some quilts. I HATE the quilt tops and junk on the floor, taping, straightening, pinning, and whatnot. I HATE it. My least favorite thing to do with quilting, period. Did I mention that I HATE it?
At first it seemed like a BRILLANT idea, because you know I HATE pinning. Now some may be biting their nails now and saying "no, no, no, turn back now!" but I continued on.
I had to actually clamp the bottom part just so I could see what I was doing still! I think it would have been okay, but not 100% sure. The thing is, I always start of pinning awesomingly (yes it is a word....a Crystal word) and then I look and think, dang that is way too much, so I thin it out and then I think I keep thinning out. So needless to say, I don't think I did that well of a job pinning.
So when I got to actually quilting it, the top turned, or my quilting turned. I have no idea! But it didn't go as planned. In fact I have named this quilt......"See what happens when you don't pin right?" I having binded the quilt yet, but will this weekend and then I will so pictures.
Some may be thinking, well okay heck take out the stitching and redo it. If you are thinking this...you don't know me well. I am more of the type..."oh so that is what happens, okay next time don't do it that way". I rarely pick out seams or heavens quilting stitches!! This quilt isn't one of my "favorites" or my more put together quilts! It is more of a "lesson learned" quilt.
But on how I pinned it....not 100% sure. I think for sure I will continue to pin the quilts on the frame, but do it like this one....not sure, I doubt it. So learn the hard quilting lessons from me!! PIN MORE!