Thankfully my stitch regulator cable arrived swiftly from the USA this week, and I have been back in business quilting my customer quilts, and I really must remember to ask their permission to post their quilt photos too !!!
In between waiting for my cable to arrive however, I quilted our dining room quilt in manual mode as a bit of an experiment to see how it went. Surprisingly it turned out fine, although lots more speed control is required to self regulate the length of the stitch, and of course I used to do pantographs without a stitch regulator on my previous frame set up. You quickly get used to all the mod cons which you are given though, and the minute they are gone they are certainly missed.
All of you out there who do freemotion on your sewing machines, will know what I mean by this. I am always amazed at the beautiful quilts at shows which have been quilted freehand on a domestic sewing machine, which I admire so much for the time and skill taken to do so.
All ready for binding - I decided not to bind this whilst still on the longarm this time around, as I wanted to get straight back to my customer quilts once my cable arrived.
I was very pleased with the stitches in manual mode too !!!
Whatever happened to my cupcake quilt on the frame before my stitch regulator failed??????? Unfortunately it is unfinished waiting its turn back on the frame to be finished and bound another day !!! Maybe on a weekend very soon !!!