Several months ago, we announced on Facebook that we were looking for QM readers to work on a one-time project for us. We got a great response, and it’s been my pleasure to work with the six women we selected as the Back to School Sewing Team. I’m happy to introduce them to you, one each day, as part of the QM Back to School Party.
Today I get to introduce you to Nancy McNally, another one of the fabulous QM Back to School Sewing Team members. Nancy lives in Clarkston, Michigan.
This line is floral and feminine, a real girl-pleaser.
Here is Nancy’s lovely finished quilt.
Nancy shared some thoughts about her Back to School sewing experience.
My experience with the Back to School sewing team was wonderful!! I loved every minute of it! I loved the anticipation of waiting for the fabric to arrive (it was a mystery for each of us)…and how each quilt turned out differently.
I loved being able to talk with the other sewers, getting help if needed. Everyone was always willing to help and encourage. Honestly, I loved the entire experience.
When I saw the thread that was supplied for the project, I thought, “Uh-oh, I can’t use this thread on my longarm!” I had tried Sulky on my Gammill Classic Plus once and had constant breakage problems. I contacted Diane to let her know. The problem was solved so fast it made my head spin!!
Sulky Educator Sue Moates contacted me, and took me step-by-step through how to use their thread. Sue suggested lengthening my stitches from about 10 per inch to 8 per inch. She had me wind a bobbin with the same thread, and install a fresh needle just for good measure.
Rosie (my Gammill’s name) loved Sulky’s thread! She sewed up beautifully!! As a matter of fact, I am entering a miniature quilt in my quilt guild’s show next month using Sulky’s Blendable thread for the longarm. I absolutely love it.
I am so thankful that Sulky has trained their educators to really be able to help. They were on this problem so fast and Sue was wonderful!
I’ve been longarm quilting for over 10 years and have never bothered to learn about the different threads, just used what I was comfortable with. Now I have used their thread on several quilts and I plan to learn more about their products.
It’s always great to hear a story like Nancy’s. A great big thank you to Sulky, to Sue and to Nancy for the hard work on the Back to School project.