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    messes up! Grrr! I've been fighting a yucky head cold for two days now. Today I want to finish a quilt and none of my machines will work! They worked earlier this week! My Kenmore needs to go to the shop but no money....my white (my old workhorse) is suddenly not working either. I can pick up thread by turning the wheel but when I try to sew the top thread just breaks. I've rethreaded, cleaned, oiled....and anything else I could think of. So I remember the antique white rotary I got this summer.....hmmm. Nope it won't pick up thread either. So it must be me! So here I sit wanting to sew and can't. If I felt better I'd break that credit card out of the safe and go use it to buy a new machine! I'm scared to try the treadle....it was my grandmother's and I hate to mess it up too.

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    Sounds like a nap might be in order. Walking away for a while does wonders sometimes and since you're sick, you're not quite yourself anyway. Wishing you luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Sounds like a nap might be in order. Walking away for a while does wonders sometimes and since you're sick, you're not quite yourself anyway. Wishing you luck!
    Best Advice Possible!!

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    If it makes you feel better I am having the same issue with my machine. It is breaking thread I have done all I can to make it work so I am now laying in bed watching some mind numbing TV!

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    Maybe a new needle and change of thread would fix the problems??

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    I keep breaking needles on my kenmore :( started last night carried over to today so I am not even looking at them until tonight after class

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    I think you all need chocolate! Lots of it!

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    I have changed needle and thread...thought for a minute I had it fixed. Managed to get it to sew a nice line then changed to my fm foot and it started again. Oh and I've had chocolate!Think I will just work on some Sue blocks and watch a movie with ds the rest of the day.

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    Rethread machine and replace bobbin - then eat 2 no make that 3 pieces of chocolate.

    If that doesn't work, unplug it than replug it in, just to let your machines know who the boss is

    What are you taking for your cold? Breathing in steam (after making tea or cocoa) helps - break up the sinus pressure you get with a cold

    Although I don't have a cold, I do have serious allergies -my DR has me taking - over the counter- SUPHEDRINE PE (generic for sudaped PE)- I take 3 in AM and 3 PM - really helps & non-drowsy

    Hope you feel better soon.

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    Hope you feel better!!! Dave B.

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    When my sister was killed in a motorcycle accident, I was trying to sew a pouch together that I cross-stitched Winnie The Pooh on (it was her favorite), so I could put her ashes into it before going into the urn. Anyway, here I am at my sewing machine and I can't get the thing to run for the life of me, I'm calling my Grandmother, she's got no idea, I'm crying, it's midnight, the funeral is the next day.

    I had the machine threaded wrong. Crap happens to the best of us. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Nap, chocolate, tea with whiskey...

    Is the bobbin set correctly? If mine is the slightest bit out of kilter, I start breaking thread quickly.

    Hope one of the machines starts cooperating soon.

    Cheers, K

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    Double check that your bobbin is in correctly... I have had it in backwards a number of times :oops:
    I hope you can get one of the machines up and running soon :D:D:D

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    Stop. Have a drink of--take your choice--wine, coffee, tea, hot chocolate--water?

    Take a walk, even if it's around the room. Any room but the one you sew in.

    Go kick something large and hard..no, no, NOT your DH or anyone who gets near you.

    Go ram your head into a pillow and scream.

    Go watch some news on TV and realize how blessed you are.

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    Hummm, I'm thinking a glass of red wine is in order!

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    Hope tomorrow is better for you!

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    I fixed it! Took the afternoon and watched movies with the kiddos and did some hand sewing instead. Came back in here and got to thinking ...it sewed fine till I tried to fm....hmm...I watched a youtube video on modifying your fm foot...more hmmm...undid the changes and sure enough it works like a charm! Got a pizza in the oven, another netflix movie picked out,a fire blazing in the woodstove, and a dose of some good old fashioned cold remedy to sip on. Tomorrow I finish this quilt!

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    good for you! glad to hear.

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    Always good to hear when things work out.

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    hooray!!

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    some days a cup of tea & a good book are the solution to life's challenges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    messes up! Grrr! I've been fighting a yucky head cold for two days now. Today I want to finish a quilt and none of my machines will work! They worked earlier this week! My Kenmore needs to go to the shop but no money....my white (my old workhorse) is suddenly not working either. I can pick up thread by turning the wheel but when I try to sew the top thread just breaks. I've rethreaded, cleaned, oiled....and anything else I could think of. So I remember the antique white rotary I got this summer.....hmmm. Nope it won't pick up thread either. So it must be me! So here I sit wanting to sew and can't. If I felt better I'd break that credit card out of the safe and go use it to buy a new machine! I'm scared to try the treadle....it was my grandmother's and I hate to mess it up too.
    Change your needle and make sure you get it n the right way. that's what cured my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    Sounds like a nap might be in order. Walking away for a while does wonders sometimes and since you're sick, you're not quite yourself anyway. Wishing you luck!
    DITTO! :o)

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    Definitely get away from the sewing until you are well rested!

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    Things always look brighter tomorrow!! That's what my mom used to say. Sometimes it worked -- sometimes not. Anyway, I'm glad your machine works for you now.

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