Today’s progress

I ordered a TOWA tension gauge for my longarm which arrived Saturday. I’m hoping it will help me set the tension on the machine without having to play with it so much. Today’s quilt wasn’t much of a test since it had a flannel back which always helps with tension as there’s a thicker quilt sandwich for the stitches to hide in.

After testing the bobbin with the guage, I only had one small adjustment to the top tension and everything was good! This is a donation quilt that will go to my Mom’s church – Mom and I pieced this top on my visit to VA in May. It’s quilted with a pantograph – Popcorn from Willow Leaf Studio.

I’m also making slow progress on the String hearts. The light wasn’t the best but I thought I’d share a photo anyway.


  1. You will love that TOWA – it’s the best tool I have ever purchased. I never have problems with tension anymore. It also helped me identify 2 warped bobbins.

  2. I just commented on Judy’s blog yesterday about how productive she is…you are, too! You guys amaze me at how much you get accomplished. I love to visit your blog.

  3. Wow! Have you been busy! I didn’t think it had been that long since I had read blogs — but, wow. The quilting you have been doing is beautiful — and your drunkard’s path doll quilt is just fantastic!

  4. Gah! Those quilts are tooooo cute, and very inspiring! I”ve been staring at the block on the church quilt–is that a Courthouse Steps? Be sure to post when you get the String Hearts quilted. I love what you’ve go so far!Good job!

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