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Thread: Trouble with stitch regulator

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    Junior Member Chester the bunny's Avatar
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    Has anyone had trouble with their stitch regulator where it sews fine and then leaves a gigantic space of anywhere from a 1/4" to a full inch without making a stitch. I'm using it on my Janome 1600 on a quilting frame and I'm ready to pack it in and take the machine off the frame and just quilt without the regulator, with my foot pedal, hand pushing my quilt along like I used to do .... it's slower but less frustrating.
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Carole

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    when was the last time you changed your needle? lots of time when stitches start skipping- are uneven- no longer look good a new needle fixes it right up!
    other than that---i hate me stitch regulator and never turn it on.

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    I was told this was what happened with inexperienced quilters. It happens to me on some fabrics and not on others. So, I changed the needle, changed the size of stitches and no joy. Had to dismantle the BSR and do it w/o for the pieces that used that fabric. It just does not make sense.

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    Thanks ckcowl and scrappy cats. I have changed the needles ....played with the tention all the regular stuff. And I have quilted many quilts on the frame, but this last quilt, which was nothing unusual as far as fabrics or thread was concerned was just an exercide in futility, so I pulled the 1/2 finished quilt off the frame and will try again on some practice thing when I calm down.

    Carole

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    Trouble with stitch regulator

    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Has anyone had trouble with their stitch regulator where it sews fine and then leaves a gigantic space of anywhere from a 1/4" to a full inch without making a stitch. I'm using it on my Janome 1600 on a quilting frame and I'm ready to pack it in and take the machine off the frame and just quilt without the regulator, with my foot pedal, hand pushing my quilt along like I used to do .... it's slower but less frustrating.
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    Carole
    Hi Carole, I have a stitch regulator on my Janome 1600p I have had problems with the last three quilts i have quilted. Mine will sew fine until i get to the last few rows and then it starts skipping stitches about an inch long. My friend said she thought i needed to add some length to the leader that the top was pinned on, i added 12 more inches and decided to try it on this third quilt. Two rows left and guess what. SKIPPED STITCHES.I am past frustrated. I called the Grace company and they said send the regulator back to be checked.I mailed it to them yesterday and hope they find out what the problem is. I bought this machine and frame last December and have had this problem on all my quilts. I have tried everything to stop it and nothing helps. I never thought it might be the regulator. i will see!!!

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    Have you checked the sensor wheels and tracks? Sounds like it could also be caused by a sticking sensor wheel or a dirty track.

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    I was told by a tech. (I am a LA quilter) it is a skipped stitch when the needle punctures the fabric and does not pick up the bobbin thread from underneath. If your fabric does not show the holes where the needle went through the fabric it is USUALLY the timing or the stitch regulator. If it is the timing, then the missed stitches will USUALLY occur when the machine is traveling left and/or going upwards as you are standing at the needle side of the machine. Notice the use of the word USUALLY.

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    I have cleaned the tracks cleaned the feedogs. changed needle,made sure the quilt was up off the machine. It always sewes a perfect stitch until i get close to the end of the quilt. It even started skipping on the baby quilt.I hope it is an issue with the stitch regulator,then maybe i can get on with my quilting.

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    Skipped stitches.

    Quote Originally Posted by topstitch View Post
    I was told by a tech. (I am a LA quilter) it is a skipped stitch when the needle punctures the fabric and does not pick up the bobbin thread from underneath. If your fabric does not show the holes where the needle went through the fabric it is USUALLY the timing or the stitch regulator. If it is the timing, then the missed stitches will USUALLY occur when the machine is traveling left and/or going upwards as you are standing at the needle side of the machine. Notice the use of the word USUALLY.
    I will check to see if it shows needle holes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by topstitch View Post
    I was told by a tech. (I am a LA quilter) it is a skipped stitch when the needle punctures the fabric and does not pick up the bobbin thread from underneath. If your fabric does not show the holes where the needle went through the fabric it is USUALLY the timing or the stitch regulator. If it is the timing, then the missed stitches will USUALLY occur when the machine is traveling left and/or going upwards as you are standing at the needle side of the machine. Notice the use of the word USUALLY.
    I checked my quilt and sure enough there were no needle holes where it skipped. i'm hoping it will be a problem with the stitch regulator. I mailed it back to the grace company, maybe they will resolve my problem. Thanks for the info.

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