After sewing all of the rows of my colorwheel quilt together, I got ready to press them. Since they were still connected by thread, I wondered if it would be hard to press them in alternating directions, so I got out my smaller travel iron and just pressed every other row the same direction and then turned it around and pressed the remaining rows the other direction.
I did spend some time trying to quilt the baby quilt I loaded last week, but I am having nothing but trouble with the top thread breaking. I tried basically everything I could think of ...changing needle, rethreading, adjusting the tension, and I'm still having trouble with thread skipping and breaking. I have adjusted how close the quilt is to the machine, as I think that might be the problem (maybe the thread is catching on the quilt on the roller bar? Iknow it's a long shot, but I am out of ideas.) But after messing with it for a couple of hours, I had to quit for the day so I don't know if that fixed it. I still have to go back and redo a couple of spots before I can move on. Luckily it's not very big!