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I made a mistake; what I have is a Singer 1908 Sphinex. The gold decales are in real good condition, just covered with dust and dirt. Without a picture to post, don't know why I get "failed" message when trying to upload the picture. Am trying to find out which model, maybe a 27? Seems the Sphinex decals were put on a couple of different models?
After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye
Thanks to everyone who has helped me on the "fix" of this machine. jb
Yes, I am using the 206x13 needles in a size 80/12, which should be perfect for two layers of quilting cotton fabric! I will order some 14's and see if that makes a difference in the stitches, but I don't think the needle size is the issue!
Are you saying you can sew with a 15x1 needle? That would amaze me because this machine takes the special 206x13 needle!!!!!
I don't know this machine yet, so I am not sure if the 'Bight' is set properly! I have tried several adjustments?
Last edited by BoJangles; 11-25-2011 at 07:01 PM.
Thank you Nancy we had a great Thanksgiviing. I only use 206x13 needles but I did try 15x1 and it worked with no problem. I read on the net somewhere about the 15x1 in the 319 and it said it would work so I tried and it did. I wish I could remember where I read it. When I first put the 15x1 I turn the wheel by hand really slow to make sure it would work. Although I am not comfortable with the15x1 and will cont. to use 206x13. I can't see why the 80/20 would cause skipping stitches. I usually follow the instructions in the manual. I must be lucky so far no problems with my machine yet. I am really learning on this machine to.
Glenn W. Cleveland
The 15 x 1 needles will hit the bobbin case and nick it over time. The 15 x 1 needles are longer and not made for this machine. Proof of this is that all of the 319's I've ever seen have had original bobbin cases that look partially chewed on. So, not a good idea;> Nancy, is it possible the hook assembly was knocked during travel and or being put into the table? Maybe a good knock did something to the timing. I've never touched the "bite" of the 319 and have had no stitchout problems. If the heavier needle doesn't help, then the other option would be to tweak the hook assembly a bit.