I've found a repair place that says they can fix it, but they tell me it will take 2 to 3 weeks. I really want to finish this quilt in time to submit to the Topsfield Fair and that is a hard deadline of September 9th. So I've managed to get the machine working; I can feel when the belt starts to slip and I can shove it back into true. However, I'm now battling with wonky thread tension and the occasional messed-up stitch. Obviously, my machine is terribly unhappy. I just hope I can coax it to keep going just long enough to finish the quilting and binding. Fingers crossed.
|My machine, in pieces|
Come on, my trusty Graduate... just a little longer and I'll give you all of the refurbishment you deserve.