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Thread: sewing several layers on Janome 7700

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    sewing several layers on Janome 7700

    Day 2 of my new Janome 7700, and mostly very happy. Just one problem so far: I was sewing 2 units of a paper pieced block together, and the seam started with several layers to sew through. The machine wouldn't do it - fabric just wasn't moving forward. I had to move the block along a fraction, and after that it was fine, and other bulky sections went through without a problem. This has happened twice now. I was using the O2 foot. Can any 7700 owner help with this issue, please?

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    Are you using the acufeed system. That's what I do and haven't had any problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna H-M View Post
    Are you using the acufeed system. That's what I do and haven't had any problems.
    No, I haven't tried that yet -will give it a go. Thanks.

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    My Janome 6500 does the same thing. My Bernina and my Husqvarna don't. I think it is just a Janome annoying thing.
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    My Husqvarna did the same thing today, but I think part of it was the paper I was using was kind of slippery. Just hung up for about a second, went on with a little "help". It did get me to clean the entire machine and change to a new needle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelbie View Post
    My Janome 6500 does the same thing. My Bernina and my Husqvarna don't. I think it is just a Janome annoying thing.
    My little Featherweight doesn't do it either, so I'm more than a little surprised that the mega-bucks, 4-times-its-size Janome can't cope! But if this is the worst problem it has, I can live with it. Still have to try the Acufeed to see if that solves it.

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    Do you have your feed dogs up high enough?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Me... View Post
    Do you have your feed dogs up high enough?
    Someone else asked that. It certainly feels as if they're just not able to pick up the fabric. I may go back to the dealer's in a few weeks, when I've compiled a list of follow-up questions, and that's one to ask.

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    I've had the same issue with my 6600 when I'm NOT using the accufeed system (when I do, no problem). I've also had it hesitate to feed (or need help) in the middle of a seam where there are bulky seams to rise over (again, only when not using accufeed).

    Overall I love my 6600, but sometimes it's like driving a Lamborghini in the rain.

    On the other hand I also have a Huskvarna (purchased when they were still made in Sweden), and it can feed pretty much anything I throw at it. Like driving a Volvo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I've had the same issue with my 6600 when I'm NOT using the accufeed system (when I do, no problem). I've also had it hesitate to feed (or need help) in the middle of a seam where there are bulky seams to rise over (again, only when not using accufeed).

    Overall I love my 6600, but sometimes it's like driving a Lamborghini in the rain.

    On the other hand I also have a Huskvarna (purchased when they were still made in Sweden), and it can feed pretty much anything I throw at it. Like driving a Volvo.
    I like your description! I need to try the bulky seams with the Accufeed on - if that works, fine.

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