by airyfairy 23 Oct 2020

Not a good sewing day. A few days ago I embroidered three towels without a hitch. Decided that today was the day to embroider the last three towels. The first one was not too bad - had a bit of trouble with a bobbin. The second one, the hoop came off the machine, it carried on sewing and then the needle broke. All this happened while I was actually sitting in front of the machine. A couple of hours later having unpicked endless stitches, I managed to get it back to where the disaster had happened. Amazingly, it is almost all right. I can see where it happened but I do not think anybody would notice.

In future I will make sure the hoop is secure.
I still have some finishing off to do but will post when done.


by castor 31 Oct 2020

It is great that you where able to save and finish your Towel Don't be to critical what it looks like Nobody else will notice Stay safe hugs Ursula

by bielie 30 Oct 2020

Sorry to hear about all your troubles! When I do a towel, I do not hoop the towel, only the stabilizer and then pin the towel all around the embroidery area. Towels can damage your hoop and put strain in the screws. Happy embroidery

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airyfairy by airyfairy 30 Oct 2020

That is what I do too, not just for towels but everything

by lbrow 29 Oct 2020

Been through all that myself Sarah. What a pain!!. Thing is when it usually happens it is on something I am doing for someone else on something they purchased. Bummmmer!

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airyfairy by airyfairy 30 Oct 2020

Lillian, you are so right that was exactly what happened

by dragonflyer 24 Oct 2020

I feel your pain...been there done that...glad you were able to save the towels...

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airyfairy by airyfairy 25 Oct 2020

It was a good save but my heart was in my mouth I was in such a state

by mrskiki 24 Oct 2020

I have had that kind of week also. Started monogramming some towels for a housewarming gift and the first turned out perfectly. The second looks fine except for the black grease that somehow appeared when I turned my back on the machine! Tried using Dawn but to no avail. Also when I look at the design it's off center. Guess I will have to (hopefully match) get another towel. Is it a full moon (LOL)?? Hugs. Nan

by pennifold 23 Oct 2020

Hi Sarah, been there, done that. Threw it away and began again, did the same thing again, threw it away and third time lucky and that's with the Santa letter hanger!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAGGHHHH, Love Chris

by pennyhal2 23 Oct 2020

Yikes! I've had that happen and sometimes I just have to throw out the project and start over.

When it happened to me, the thread stopped pulling off the spool and, because of that, the thread tension caused the thread to pull the stabilizer right up off the hoop taking the hoop with it breaks the needle. So, if you haven't, I'd suggest rethreading everything too.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 23 Oct 2020

I have also had a thread catching in the spool and doing quite some damage. I was lucky to be able to turn off immediately

by 02kar Moderator 23 Oct 2020

What a naughty machine! It must have missed the memo that it acts up only when you have left the room. I'm so glad you had the patience to take out all of those missed stitches and re-hoop to almost 100% perfection. That is a talent and shows your tremendous experience.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 23 Oct 2020

Karen, you are too kind. It was my fault entirely . I will make sure that it never happens again

by asterixsew Moderator 23 Oct 2020

I do think that our machines have a mind of their own and throw the odd hissy fit to keep us on our toes. I look forwards to seeing your finished creation that caused the problems. Congratulations on getting the better hand and completing the work.

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airyfairy by airyfairy 23 Oct 2020

I was in such a state. These are towels that do not belong to me. When I post, I will not be telling you which towel gave me trouble