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  1. Anyone Ever hear of a Phoenix Sewing Machine?

    by , 11-10-2012 at 11:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by DCThompson View Post
    I was given one of these machines....what an old workhorse! I've learned (kind of) how to use it by trial and error....and by finding a manual online for a 282 which is slightly different. There is a manual available online for the 283F (my one)..but I don't want to pay for it. Do one of you actually have a manual that goes with this beauty?

    (....I can't believe I've found someone else with the same machine!!)
    I have a Phoenix Automatic 283F and I am desperate to get ...
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  2. Beginner seeks advice

    by , 11-10-2012 at 07:44 PM
    Looking for advice. I'm making a king size quilt, and wondering what is the best way to quilt it. I have a regular sewing machine - no long arm, no drop feeds. I plan to stitch in the ditch rather than quilting a design on the blocks. What would you all suggest -- put the whole quilt top together and quilt by hand? or "quilt as you go" in strips of blocks -- and machine stitch in the ditch? I fear that doing this by hand will take me YEARS, and yet, I'm not sure the quilt as you go ...
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  3. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    How frustrating. Here is a manual with really the best tension rebuilding info I have ever seen. You need two people, then go through it together sentence by sentence, word by word and you will be able to fix that tension. Here is the link: http://www.tfsr.org/publications/tec...achine_manual/
    Miriam is correct. I've been working on a couple machines with the same tension systems and that manual is a real help. Read it, look at the pics and then look at
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  4. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
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  5. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:55 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t130484.html
    I want to add this beautifully made tutorial on here - Thanks to thepolyparrot!!!
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  6. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:54 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    link for some info - talks about newer machines http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/...nsion/page/all
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  7. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:52 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by melinda1962 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    I have a picture of how a Japanese 15 should look threaded but it won't load on here, sigh.
    If it is not threaded through the tension right - it won't work. Thread has to go across the machine, through the tension, through the spring then up over the tension bar (if it has one), through the take up lever and on down through what ever thread guides then into the needle from the left. The needle has to go in according to the manual.
    Here is a scan from the manual with one of
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  8. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:49 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
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  9. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:38 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    http://vssmb.blogspot.com/search/lab...ion%20assembly some times there is good info on people's blogs - this blog has a lot of good info
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  10. Has anybody got tension problems???

    by , 11-10-2012 at 01:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    Try checking the pressure regulator on the top of the machine above the pressure foot.

    http://www.westsidesewing.com/wss/tips/art_pt08.pdf
    Info on pressure regulator

    http://www.ask.com/questions-about/S...e-Presser-Foot maybe something on there on how to use the pressure regulator

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5976861_chan...g-machine.html
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