A View of My Quilt Life

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Pink is Finally Finished, too!

Okay, so I've been dragging my feet getting the binding hand stitched but I finally sat down on Sunday and got her done!
She still needs a name though...

It's not like binding is all that hard, for Pete's sake. The rest of Sunday found me puttering around the house - laundry, cooking, on the interweb, etc.

I did do some easy rolled hemming on some scarves. Which led to me cleaning out & oiling Wild Cherry.  She was a bit linty after machine quilting Patriotic Twirl.  I did have two Featherweight learning moments, too.

1. If the set screw on the belt pulley is loose, the pulley shaft will migrate out of the motor.  Ask me how I know! 

YIKES!! Not good!
 Fortunately, I was able to reach out to some experts, confirm the problem, what I needed to do and now everything is working perfectly.

2.  There has been a lot of talk of LED replacement light bulbs for the FW, and how they don't get ridiculously hot.  I figured I'd wait until my regular incandescent light bulb burned out before I replaced it.  As I usually just piece on the FW, I thought it wasn't a big deal.  When it gets hot, I turn off the light and use my gooseneck Ikea light. Then this happened last week (it's already mostly healed - it was worse!).

OW!!  Since I chose to machine quilt Patriotic Twirl on the FW, I had to wrestle it a bit in the smaller throat space.  Which means my hand ended up getting burned.  I'll be ordering the LED bulb later this week.

1 comment:

  1. Ouch!

    I bought an LED light from a Chinese supplier on eBay. It's nice and bright and doesn't get hot, but does make a slight hum when it is on. Don't know if that is normal or not!