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Old 02-21-2020, 10:31 AM
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Hello: I am new to the quilting board. I am so hoping I can get some help. I was gifted the use of a Inspira frame with Q-bot and a Pfaff Hobby1200. I already own a Husqvara Mega Quilter, which I purchased to machine quilt.
My problem is I have no idea what settings I should use for the quilt on the frame. I can get it to make about 10 stitches and then it skips 10 and then starts up again.
I have looked on - line and can't find any videos, and no one in my area has one.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-21-2020, 10:39 AM
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First of all let me welcome your to the QB from SE Michigan! I am sure there are LA'er here that can help you out with some solid information. Unfortunately I am not one of them. I hope to see a lot of you here. There are many sources and people that have stills that are right up your alley. Again welcome to the QB!
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:13 AM
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Welcome from South Louisiana. I don't know anything about your machine, so am no help. When in doubt, contact the folks who make them. http://www.pfaff.com/en-US/Support-and-Updates/Support
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Old 02-21-2020, 11:26 AM
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Welcome to the boards. It's so great to have new members & I hope you will stick around after your question is answered & show us what you are making.
This manual might help you. Page 14 of the manual shows the stitch length dial. Maybe all you need to do is change the length but it sounds like it may be something different. Page 37 of the manual talks about the machine skipping stitches. This may help you.

http://www.pfaff.com/SiteMedia/PFAFF...-manual-EN.pdf

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Old 02-21-2020, 12:28 PM
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Thank you! I didn't have the manual.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:30 PM
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I am hoping there is someone out there that has the same set up. This is a great place for quilters. I am so lucky I found it.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:58 PM
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Does it happen in one direction or another, and have you tried different places on the frame? Or is it all the time no matter what you do (circle, straight, etc.)?

My friend's long arm set up was rather fussy, the machine needed to be leveled and even though it was pretty much a brand new house, we couldn't get one leg to be correct without a piece of cardboard under it. The slight slope before we got the cardboard was enough to skip stitches if we were going that direction -- we could start that direction with no problems but not head into it.

Have you checked the rails and sensors? That sounds more likely to me that there is a ball of fluff or something that is going around and causing some sort of sensing issue.

edit: The other easy test if it is sensors is does it happen when you are unregulated? If there is a difference between being entirely freehand and having your stitch regulator going, that tells a lot!
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:58 PM
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Hello: I am not sure if it is level. It happens both ways. I will take off the scrap quilt that I have on it and try and level it. Thank you so much.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:15 PM
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In addition to checking/adjusting the level, have a close look at the four encoders - if one of them is not consistently making contact with the carriage/rails, it can skip stitches. So can having an uneven surface on your quilt, or having your foot too high...or having threads wrapped around the wheels.... those are a few things I can think of right away.
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Welcome from Michigan!
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