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Thread: Noob ventures out again, gets machine out of hawk...etc

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    Super Member PS Stitcher's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SittingPretty View Post
    Coats & Clark was all I used, and I have a fairly good supply of it. Took my Babylock in to have it tuned up and found out that Babylock's don't like C&C. I didn't think I was having any problems, but the lady said that it sheds a lot and there is probably a regular "nest" inside my machine. Oh, boy. Maybe that is why it was starting to sound funny.
    I have a couple of Bernina's and my dealer told me the exact same thing about using Coats & Clark. Something about how they wind their thread onto the spool so that it comes off opposite of other threads and causes more lint build up.

    I LOVE your fabric choices!! Good luck!!
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    Super Member sharin'Sharon's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
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    I agree with the rest of the thread comments; your fabric choices are awesome and will be anxious to see the finished product. Thanks for sharing.

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    Super Member nstitches4u's Avatar
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    Independence, MO
    Great fabric choices. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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    Power Poster earthwalker's Avatar
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    Perth, Western Australia
    Great fabric and attitude....love your "can do" style....you'll get your machine FMQing in no time.....look forward to seeing your work. As you may have guessed we LOVE pics.

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    Out of Hock?????? 'Any machine should be able to do fmq......if you cannot drop your feed dogs just put a piece of masking take over them......and just hand guide the fabric.........
    As far as any machine not liking any brand of thread.....bullhocky.........it is just a matter of adjusting tensions to match the twist of the thread, correct needle, and of course cleaning the lint out of the machine on a regular basis (and that is after about 8 hrs of sewing) certainly helps any machine work with any thread.............I have had many brands of machines, used many brands of threads, doing various techniques and have never found "doesn't like the thread" as a bonafide reason for it not working....usually is operator error related problem.....

  6. #46
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    Out of Hock??????

    Sure. Minor violation as I see it
    Thank you for the tape-tip.
    Last edited by Teeler; 01-16-2013 at 07:46 AM.

  7. #47
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    Oct 2010
    If you can set your machine on 0 for stitch length, you can FMQ with it, and drop the feed dogs. If you can't drop feed dogs, tape a postcard over them with a hole cut out for the needle.

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