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Thread: Needle Default Position

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    Needle Default Position

    My next question for all you wonderfully helpful quilting friends is..... Where is your needle default position, and what brand of machine? I noticed my DD's machine defaults to the left?????

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    Dead center on my Pfaff and on my Viking.

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    should be in the center. i have a Janome MC4800 and even my Singer I've had for 30 yrs is center.

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    One of the reasons why I love my Brother 1500 and use it instead of my Brother SE270D - it is mechanical and does not default when I turn it on. I hate that feature.

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    FYI ... some of the machines you can switch the default position.

    The factory default in my machine did not give me a 1/4" seam when using my 1/4" foot. I changed the default so that everytime I turn the machine on, it's in that position. So now the default is off centre. My other machine allows me to move the needle, but I cannot change the default, so if I change the needle position, I need to remember to put it in the right place when I turn it on ........... and yes, that gets forgotten at the worse times that it could and then I have to spend time with my froggy!
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    thank goodness...both of my machines are manual!
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    I have a Babylock Decorator's Choice. Default is to the left & cannot be changed. It's a pain--I've broken needles on my 1/4" foot because I forgot to move the needle before starting to sew.

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    All my machine that have that feature it is in the middle.

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    4 of my machines the needle stays dead center. My Brother SQ9000 moves to the left when I turn it on.
    Took a while to get used to, I have bent a few needles because of this....LOL
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    My Baby Lock defaults to left and I've experienced a broken needle when I first got it earlier this month. It doesn't make sense to me, but I've gotten used to changing it after I turn it on.

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