Thursday, April 19, 2012

advice...?

Anyone know why this always insists on happening to me as I sew merrily along? The thread seems to fray as it works through my machine and it's sooo frustrating! Usually, by the time I notice it, I never know how long it's been happening, so I never know how many stitches are weak as a result!
Anyhoo, this is what I'm working on today... I seem to have caught the potholder bug! I have a few on the go but really love this little cutie...
Speaking of potholders, did you take a moment to enter my "lemons to lemonade" giveaway? Click  HERE to enter.

Oh, and by the way, thanks for all the well wishes yesterday regarding my dental work. You made my day a lot sweeter! I'd smile REALLY big for you all, but it still hurts a little. Will you accept a grin instead?

9 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Well; i'm not expert, but for me it is usually cheap thread, or; wrong needle for the type of thread...

Sara said...

Needle comes to mind for me. I change mine every couple of projects if I'm sewing regularly. It is surprising how much difference this made when I got into the routine. Needle size, thread quality and age - those could also cause problems. I was using some thread my mom gave me years ago, and all it did was break. I finally threw it away.

Janet said...

The needle size is too small for the size of thread you are using. Hope this helps.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

I always change the needle too when that happens~ I had a brand new needle with a teeny burr on it that frustrated me to no end until I realized my new needle was defective. ;-) I'm happy to read you are grinning today! ;-) Have a good afternoon!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

there is a liquid type stuff you can buy so your treads don't fray..some of mine do it and some don't,;)

Phyllis said...

Check your needle. If it isn't smooth it will wear away at the thread and cause the thread to shred and eventually break.

Andy said...

Hmm...well, going with the masses, I'd say it's your needle. I know if I'm having basic problems with any stitch related/thread related things I try a needle change first now!
Glad the dentist went ok!
Adorable pot holders...love em!

Andy said...

Hmm...well, going with the masses, I'd say it's your needle. I know if I'm having basic problems with any stitch related/thread related things I try a needle change first now!
Glad the dentist went ok!
Adorable pot holders...love em!

Sharon B said...

It is the thread. I find that THREAD should be as high of quality as your fabric - DON'T use the cheap stuff.