Showing posts from February, 2021

What happens when things happen?

“The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.”  Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Anyone who has used a sewing machine knows that things can happen. But it's really important to keep calm and work out how to solve the problem. It could be that the bobbin thread has run out when you were in the middle of the perfect swirl, maybe the thread has broken and half way through a key motif is not ideal, or perhaps the tension has suddenly started changing and you had no idea until you turned the quilt over and found some stitches look very flat and too tight. Unpicking (otherwise known as reverse sewing) always takes such a long time compared to how long it took to sew it in the first place so we prefer not to reach for the seam ripper if we can help it. We want you to LOVE your Carolyn and her Avante... in our Facebook Live session on Saturday 27th February 2021 at 11am

Saturday 20th February Facebook Live Feature - Glide Thread Club, Top Questions and More!

Here's the heads up for what we'll be talking about on this week's Facebook Live ...11am Saturday 20th February 2021.  Tune in Live and comment and ask questions or watch on catch up afterwards. Special Offers announced on the show will last for a week.  Go to Facebook Live 20th February 2021 on Facebook We do love our Glide Thread Club and Glide Thread. Watch the session on You Tube. Subscribe to our Pinhole Quilting You Tube channel to be the first to see new videos when they are uploaded. We covered some of the common questions we get from new customers. So to help here are some close-up photos of the items covered on Facebook Live February 20th 2021. Encoder on machine to carriage (Y Axis) showing rubber wheel Close up of encoder wheel Encoder cable for Y axis plugged into rear of Amara Moxie Encoder on Y axis showing carriage wheel, rubber encoder wheel and cable to Moxie X Axis encoder on Amara showing rubber encoder wheel X Axis Encoder box showing flat grey cable on