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Thread: Bad day :(

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    Super Member carslo's Avatar
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    I was so excited I bought some Sulky thread at the Road to California to use in my free motion quilting. Everything seemed to be going fine, but then the thread started to break, so I changed my needle to a larger one. However, the whole needle holder came off the shaft and I think I broke my automatic needle threader in the process of putting the needle clasp back on. Now, I can't seem to find a replacement for my Elna 3210's auto needle threader :( I have emailed the Elna company and looked up Elna dealers in the area and will call them later today.

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    Unfortunately I do not have any thread knowledge to pass on to you. But I do feel your pain. Good luck with your repairs.

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    Oh no, I feel your pain! I broke my needle threader once but thank goodness my dealer replaced it under warrantee! Love my dealer. I would be lost with out it. I can not see to thread that needle any more!

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    So sad, feel your pain. :cry:

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    :-(

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    I'm sorry for you! Hope it gets resolved quickly. We can all relate to your frustration :(

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    Hope it is fixed easily, cheaply and quickly

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    That's horrible. I hope you can get it fixed soon.

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    Hi,

    I'm not sure how far you are from Fresno but call Larry at ATS sewing machines at 559-222-9963. He's my Elna dealer and I'm pretty sure he can fix you up...he's really good and knows the Elnas!

    Diannia

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    so sorry hope your day gets better

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    So sorry to hear this! I hope that you can find a replacement quickly and that it is covered under warranty :D:D:D

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    I am so sorry about your bad day!! It will get better!!We are all here for you!

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    :( I hope your day improves.

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    Good luck.

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    I am too far south for Fresno , however the shop that is 35 miles away is ordering in the parts I need and if I come as soon as they open on the Saturday following the arrival of the parts they will put them in straight away in the morning. This is a blessing - thanks for the support:)

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    Was it polyester thread? I had a terrible time with my Superior Threads Rainbows shredding and breaking. It was such a pain. I just put the quilt away in frustration. But then the fair was coming up, so I tried a metalic thread needle. No more shredding! Why didn't I try it earlier? I was 3/4 of the way done when I switched types of needle. Of course that doesn't solve the needle threader problem. Sounds like that part is taken care of, though.

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    HUGS!

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    :-(

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    I tried a top stich needle today 90/14 and top thread kept breaking. I can sew normal cotton thread on the machine, but the Sulky variegated cotton is thicker I can pick up some metallic needles at Joann's next week. Thanks for the help!

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    The easiest way for me to thread a needle without a threader is to aim for the light behind the hole and not the hole itself.

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    I had difficulty in using the Sulky 40wt thread on my quilting frame machine. It was just too soft - the motion of the needle combined with the speed just shredded the thread. It works fine on my tabletop machine, just not on the frame.
    The thread is beautiful, I just have to use it on my tabletop machine.

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