This is the scene of the crime: I was the victim of a hit and run at the sewing machine on Saturday. I hit my finger with the needle and it punctured my nail and cut my finger at the tip (I'll spare you the visuals).
I never understood how it could happen.....I was obviously speeding and also watching Grey's Anatomy and then wham, ooops, OUCH.
Warning: this is an unsafe trajectory.
and this is how it can happen...
Please practice safe quilt driving, demonstrated in the photo below:
The quilt grab is also safe.
Here are just a few machine quilting tips:
I use a teflon sliding sheet. It helps the quilt glide and then I don't push down and hurt my shoulders.
(I also use a mighty light that is attached to my machine for extra light.
I use a thread tree, which unspools the thread and allows it to "whip" off the spool easily.
I use bobbin washers to help my bobbin spin nicely.
Maybe some warning cones in the construction area would help me avoid future accidents ;)
Off to a quilt show on Thursday and will share some highlights soon.
Happy Mardi Gras - Shrove Tuesday. Here at our house that means Pancakes for dinner.