here). I printed the first blocks too small. It's so difficult to print PDFs without shrinking! The pattern looked alright, but I had problems assembling the whole block. The edges didn't match.
Eventually I figured out how to print them properly. So much bigger! These two have become practice blocks, since they won't match any of the others. Maybe I'll make a pair of mug rugs?
Turns out, sewing curves wasn't so bad. I stitched the outer curve without pinning, but the inner ones needed several pins.
I was humming along when BAM! the needle struck the bottom of the hook plate. The feeds and needle moved, but the hook was frozen. What?!? I opened the bottom of the case and out dropped the hook gear and a screw. Well, that put a damper on the evening. I couldn't figure out how to reassemble and restore the timing. It's going back to the shop. <sigh>
Luckily, I have my nifty little 99, so I can keep sewing. The new blocks are looking quite nice. Two done, two more in progress.
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