I wrote an article about Frogging and just posted it over at MQResource. It is aimed at the machine quilter, but anyone who has had to take out any amount of stitches in their sewing career will possibly identify with some of it. Go take a look if you have a couple of minutes. Pass the link on to your friends if you are so inclined:
(My family members and non-quilting readers are excused from following the link.)
Vicki W says
Very well done!
great article — Like you I wish I”d listen to the little voice in my head sooner when it begins to whisper “the machine doesn’t sound right” or “this pattern isn’t working right” or whatever other hints it gives that I’ll be backward sewing…
I enjoyed your article very much, especially as I had to “frog” a quarter of my quilt just yesterday because of a pleat.
This is the Cathy that works with your Mom. Can you please shoot me an email with quilting pricing? I have a friend that has some projects that need to be quilted. Thank you
Great article Suzanne – thank you! I think we’ve all been there and it’s nice to know we’re not alone. I also love the lint brush you use for smoothing out my quilt top when it’s on the frame – it gets rid of any stray threads and does a nice job of straightening out the top.
Tanya Brown says
Oh, boy this is a great article! Yes, we’ve all been there and will be there again, and all of the points you’ve made are good ones.
One advantage machine embroidery has over quilting is that one can remove the offending design with a safety razor!