I started pinning the Nantucket nine patches to the plain squares, and there was a huge problem.
They were oversized on ONE side of the nine patch. What?!!
How in the heck did that happen?
Oh, yeah, new machine...........
Remember when I was having such a hard time the first day I sewed on it? That was a couple of Saturdays ago. Well, I figured it out.
Thread was breaking. Stitches were skipping. I was poking buttons (I'm VERY good at that) trying to figure out what was wrong. I must have moved my needle to the left at some point during all that poking. About a third of them need to be trimmed - on ONE side.
I've just gotten to the point in the stack that they're the right size. Those were probably made after I got back from the sewing machine place and had figured out what was wrong. I cleared the settings and turned off the machine so I could check the bobbin. Everything corrected itself.
At first I thought I'd have to remake all the nine patches, but they're okay once they're trimmed. The center square is, well, centered.
Sheesh ...... so much for that extra hour I had this morning to sew!
And note to self: Clean your rotary cutter!