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Thread: I'm getting really frustrated

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    I am working on a UFO for my daughter. All I am trying to do is a large stipple on a pillow top. I have a Bernina with the BSR foot. It keeps skipping stitches, not pulling up the bobbin thread. I have had to stop and rip about 8 times already. This is only a 24" square pillow top. It should have been done an hour ago. I have rethreaded both the bobbin and the top threads. Why is this being such a brat. I have noticed that it mostly does the skipped stitch thing when I am moving the fabric towards me.
    I have a lot of sewing I want to get done today but this is really discouraging me!!!!

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    Senior Member dizzy's Avatar
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    change your needle that might be it.i've done the same thing an checked thread an bobbin an then i changed needle an that worked for me.good luck

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    Thanks, I will try that right now and see if it works!!!!

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    Another suggestion...have you oiled your machine recently? Mine will do what you describe if I am overdue for maintenance. (Who wants to stop for maintenance when you are having fun?!?!?!)

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! Changing the needle worked. The needle that was in there was still a fairly new one but I guess it wasn't good enough. I threw in a new quilting needle and have finished the quilting on the pillow top.

    I recently cleaned and oiled the machine, only a an hour or two of sewing ago.

    Thanks for the help!! Now to make this into a pillow!!! With a zipper.

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    Super Member Pzazz's Avatar
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    So glad you got your problem solved....there is nothing worse for a sewer/quilter than to have the machinery not work properly!!

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    Sounds like a dull needle to me. I change mine every 24 hours of stitching. This means 8-10 full hours of constant running for a full work day. This usually equates to 10-14 days for me. Also, check your bobbin, if you use plastic, there may be a rough edge that won't let the thread loose for a second. Gwyn

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    Glad changing the needle worked for you. I love my BSR. When you take your machine in for routine maintenance, take the BSR too. There are sometimes software updates for it, and I think I have noticed improvements in its performance due to those updates.

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