Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: machine trouble

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Belpre Ohio
    Posts
    36
    okay here i go again......i have changed every knob on the machine.....and tried to sew and can't get the material to feed through.....tightened the tension and loosened the tension and nothing working for a staight stitch.....if i change to a small zigzag stitch it will feed through but want to do a staight line of course........this machine hates me........i've looked in the instruction book and no help there........so please someone give a good ans. so i can get back to sewing. thank you

  2. #2
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,482
    Blog Entries
    10
    Take a couple deep breaths -- what machine is it ? I would leave the tension alone usually not that -rethread the machine - wind and put in a new bobbin - are the feed dogs up or down ?

  3. #3
    Super Member carolaug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Behind my sewing machine
    Posts
    7,161
    Blog Entries
    4
    I had the same problem this morning...I change the thread and did a new bobbin...then it worked...and yup...make you your feed dogs are up

  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Belpre Ohio
    Posts
    36
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Take a couple deep breaths -- what machine is it ? I would leave the tension alone usually not that -rethread the machine - wind and put in a new bobbin - are the feed dogs up or down ?
    if the feed dogs are the teeth where you lay the material on yes it is above the flat part of the machine.......tried taking out the thread and redueing the whole machine and the material just stays in the same spot...not pulling material back at all......getting very disgusted by the way it's a new machine singer/inspiration 4205

  5. #5
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,812
    Is your stitch length set at 0?

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Belpre Ohio
    Posts
    36
    no it's on 2.........where should it be

  7. #7
    Super Member quiltinghere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    NW IN
    Posts
    3,412
    Blog Entries
    1
    I don't know what machine you're using - but increase that stitch length and give it a go.

    Otherwise - take an hour away from the machine and 'let it get lonely' - maybe when you come back to 'it' 'it' will behave! That's what I do :)

  8. #8
    Super Member tellabella's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Toronto Canada
    Posts
    1,046
    Blog Entries
    1
    It should work at 2...I have mine at 2.5 or 3...run the machine without fabric..are the feed dogs turning...take out the throat plate and run it and see if all the parts are moving the way they should...something may be stuck...like a big clump threads on the underneath...

  9. #9
    okiepastor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    1,500
    Have you taken the plate under the needle off to be sure there is not lots of lint under it? If you have sewed flannel, it builds up very quickly--had to take mine off twice in an afternoon!that causes that problem!

  10. #10
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    10,050
    Blog Entries
    1
    Have you used the machine for very long? There could be a buildup of lint around the feed dogs that keeps them from moving as they should. Try taking the bobbin out and also the cover plate over the bobbin area (may require taking out a couple of screws) and see if there is lint you can lift out with a pair of tweezers. Lint can become like pieces of felted wool in that area.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.