After we settled down from our wonderful tour, we were ready for our first class. This was held in a huge room full of beautiful quilts and lots of machines.....Pure Nirvana.
I must confess to a dirty little secret first. I have had my machine since March and NEVER changed the needle. I change mine all the time on my Janome but I was afraid I would never get it right in the big one right. And every quilt---all 50 or so of them----had been just fine. What a machine.
Out comes the biggest needle in the world. We proceeded to learn all about needles and I found out I would HAVE to change it on the machine. But there were several educators with us so I knew I would be in capable hands to learn this.
I found out I am doing my bobbin tension right. I think my problem might be due to a rusty tension assembly and I bought a new one there. I am not touching my machine until I get the new one installed.
We were given a baggie full of different thread and I had a ball trying them all out. But first I changed the needle with one of the educators and it was not hard at all.