I am so thankful that I am not hosting Thanksgiving this year. Look at my dining area. Yikes.
The mess did push me to try to finish up some UFOs yesterday while The Mister was tucked away in the man cave with all day football.
Those potholders I started a few weeks ago needed to be sandwiched, quilted and bound.
They were my first real test of the new free motion quilting machine. I decided just to do an all over meander and was humming away nicely for about 2 minutes when-gasp. I ran out of bobbin thread.
Thankfully, I got the thing threaded again without creating any major tension issues. The quilting is nothing fancy but it'll do for potholders.
Over on my regular sewing machine is a new foot. I found this one in my box of things that came with the machine and had no idea what it was. Since this pattern called for 1/4 inch seams and mine always pull apart, I gave this doohickey a try and it was like a miracle. It's hard to see but it has a little gauge thing on one side that keeps the material lined up quite nicely. Where have you been all my life?
Now I have a pile of hand finishing to do but that's for another day. I've got soap to wrap.