Nya nålar / New Needles

I helgen var jag och KM på Rikstäckets årsmöte i Uppl.-Väsby. Jag har bott i Uppl.-Väsby tidigare i flera år, så jag visste exakt var årsmötet var……..trodde jag🙂 Vi körde faktiskt fel! Hela centrum är ombyggt! Nåja, till slut kom vi fram och kunde gå runt och titta på alla vackra quiltar. Det här är mitt bidrag till tävlingen ”Vattenblänk”:

This weekend DH and I was visiting Uppl.Väsby, north of Stockholm. The Swedish quiltorganisation Rikstäcket were having theire annual meeting there. We had some trouble finding the place and I, who´s been living in Uppl.-Väsby for many years, was totally lost🙂 They had rebuilt the whole centre! Well, we finally came to the right place and could walk around and enjoy all the beautiful quilts. Here´s my contribution to the challenge ”Waterglitter”:

sjundevågen

Inte mycket blänk där, ser jag nu🙂 Där fanns också möjlighet att handla . Jag köpte tyg, quiltböcker, tråd, synålar, en ny skärmatta och lite till! Här är jag i prickiga leggings, fotograf KM:

Not much glitter on that one, I think🙂 You could also shop there. I bought fabrics, quiltingbooks, thread, sewing needles, a new cutting mat and some more! Here I am, in dotty leggings, KM took the photo:

årsmötet

Jag köpte topstitch nålar, att användas vid maskinquiltning och dessa nålar kan jag verkligen rekommendera. Plötsligt fungerade min maskinquiltning utan besvär! Tråden gick inte av och nålen missade inte att ta upp undertråden när jag sydde baklänges. Det har annars varit ett av mina största problem. Jätteskönt att slippa det!

I also bought topstitch needles for machinequilting and these needles I do recommend! All of a sudden there were no troubles with my machinequiltning. The thread didn´t burst and the needle didn´t miss to pick up the underthread when I was quilting backwards. That has been one of my biggest problem. I´m so glad it all worked out!

topstitch

Jag länkar till EvaJ, måndag, Visa och berätta. En möjlighet att få tipsa fler om topstitchnålen!

I link to EvaJ, Monday, Show and Tell. Gives me the possibility to tip about the topstitchneedle!

13 thoughts on “Nya nålar / New Needles

  1. Thanks for the tip about the needles. Sounds like you had a fun shopping trip, I’m quite jealous, as I’m not allowing myself to buy any new fabric till I’ve used at least enough to make another quilt!

    • I´ve always used secondhand fabrics, but now I´m slowly moving over to new fabrics. I take every chance I can to buy fabrics, which isn´t too often🙂

      • There’s something lovely about brand new fabric, all smooth and perfect. Oh dear, now I have a hankering to go and buy some. Well, it’s not happening until I have made a whole quilt out of my scraps! Unless it’s for a quilt for someone else…

  2. The tip on needles was a timely one. I have major problems with my sewing machine right now. It jammed, possibly due to a blunt needle forcing the fabric through the throat plate. The quote to fix it was about the same as buying a new machine of similar quality. I’m cross with myself for being so silly and not changing the needle earlier.

  3. The rich blues in your quilt are wonderful. I had a different experience with top stitch needles. They won’t do curves on my Featherweight. Once I thought I had totally lost my knack for machine quilting (I’ve not been doing it all that long, so operator error was a distinct possibility). Another time, I was quilting fine. It took a while to link the problem to the needles, but it became apparent that there was a link. I use denim needles and they work fine.

  4. Ja, absolut svårt att låta bli att handla, när man kommer till ett ställe som saluför saker för en hobby man brinner för!!! Jag vet!!!! =D
    Roligt att det funkar med nålen när du quiltar!! Det blir liksom roligare då!

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