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Thread: Can a sewing machine be too sensitive?

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    Junior Member Quilting G's Avatar
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    I am piecing some fleece and it was going wonderful. I set it aside to try a sample of the 6 hour method and discovered my machine was skipping stitches changed needle worked fine. Just got back to my fleece and it is skipping again no matter which needle is in. I tried some scrap cotton and flannel. No problems. A friend of mine left me her sewing machine to take a look at (says it won’t work). I thought I would take a look at it. It is your basic sewing machine nothing fancy. Well it works fine. I put my fleece in and it sewed like a boat takes to flat water. Sweet.

    So is my machine just to sensitive to thickness??
    Thanks!

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    Super Member LindaR's Avatar
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    I took mine in one time cuz it wouldn't do the zigzag and he found lint and thread caught under the bobbin case. I use canned air everyonce in a while now.

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    I would check the needle to make sure you're using the right size and for knit fabrics. Some machines are more "picky" than others. Hope this helps.

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    I think some machines are more sensitive. They have their own personalities just like people. :) :)

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    I cleaned the bobbin area and changed to a larger needle. I just find in strange that I got all the piecing done and it acts up on the border. Anyway the basic machine did the job quickly but boy is it combersome after using mine....

    I just hope when I start quilting it that my machine will behave...

    G

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    Some times it's the type of thread you use. Careful about using compressed air, it can gum up your mechanism in your machine. Don't be afraid to adjust your tension.

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