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  1. mawluv's Avatar
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    Is your needle turned in the right direction? This would cause the thread not to be picked up. Check your manual, or just keep turning the needle until it picks up the thread. Hope this helps.
  2. Wanabee Quiltin's Avatar
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    I have a HQ Avante and if you tell how much thread is on your bobbin, it will give you a ring. Not very good, is it?
  3. soccertxi's Avatar
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    Just a thought...are your feed dogs down? If they are, they need to be up. They are the 'stitch length regulators' . If they are down , YOU are the regulator. Just one more thing in the troubleshooting list!
  4. Tiggersmom's Avatar
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    Someone just posted a few days ago about using the cleaning creme that you use on glass top stoves for her regular iron.
  5. Tiggersmom's Avatar
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    jmho: I would starch both pieces of fabric.
  6. Tiggersmom's Avatar
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    jmho: the walking foot is not keeping up with your demands so you get weird stitching. I don't know anything about your machine, but for a consistant stitch I would then slow down.
    Examples for your dealer are a great idea.
  7. nise's Avatar
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    you can use dryer sheet or pour salt on a brown paper bag and iron the salt
  8. sereneohio's Avatar
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    I have had my Pfaff Grand Quilter for about 10 years. A few years ago mine quit running and after much fiddling around, took off the black button on top of the right hand handle. I could then push down of the button that was left. If I put the black button back on, it would quit. So I just left it off, and push the button to start and stop it. That solution may not work for yours but thankfully it did for me.
  9. cmangosing12's Avatar
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    I went to an APQS dealer the other day and found out that her machine has the same thing as mine: A Low Bobbin "Estimator". You have to tell the machine how much thread you have on your bobbin and set the alarm. Yes, I have that, but unless you're using pre-wounds, you can't know EXACTLY how much thread you have from one bobbin to the next. I used my bobbin record function and it didn't work from one bobbin to the next. A HQ owner I know said she has that, but she sets it up to 1,000 yards, which it will never reach, so that when the thread runs out the alarm sounds. That is a TRUE sensor. But the HQ website doesn't explain it that way. Does anyone else know if the HQ or any other has a TRUE sensor, one that actually can tell when the bobbin is low like on the domestic machines?
  10. Savannah Brette's Avatar
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    Thank You Tuckyquilyer. Good advice!
  11. tuckyquilter's Avatar
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    I'm stepping out and saying 'the user'. unless you have a built in speed regulator. Then it should go at whatever speed you set. None of my machines are that new, but this happens to me all the time. I use a walking foot a lot of the time because my FMQ is not great. Practice is what helps the most. My walking foot quilting is getting pretty ok these days. IF you have a speed regulator than ask the dealer for assistance. Take examples when you go too.
  12. tuckyquilter's Avatar
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    hit button twice opps
    Updated 09-24-2017 at 08:35 PM by tuckyquilter
  13. Granchris's Avatar
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    There are groups on Facebook that are quite good and Yahoo. If you need links send me a PM.
  14. G_Rich's Avatar
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    I haven't tried it myself, but I've heard Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works.

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