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    Senior Member LLWinston44's Avatar
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    That nom nom nom was the sound of my hungry feed dogs trying to ea my fabric. It's really ticking me off, and I don't know why it's doing that. I used a leader, changed to a brand new needle and cleaned the fuzz, but it's still doing it. I know I've seen the answer around here, but I can't remember what it is. Lol

    Please let it be easy!!

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    Did you accidentally change the pressure on your presser foot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmCatOwned
    Did you accidentally change the pressure on your presser foot?
    No, I don't think so... I didn't even know I could do that!

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    If your using a leader and chain stitching, that's about all you can do. Some people like to use a single hole plate on their machine also. I find triangle points are especially tasty to sewing machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    If your using a leader and chain stitching, that's about all you can do. Some people like to use a single hole plate on their machine also. I find triangle points are especially tasty to sewing machines.
    Yep and that's what I'm doing. Doing the flying geese. I'll have to go see about a new plate then I guess. I've only just started and have a lot to go!!

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    try putting a piece of paper under the begining of your seam. you can tear it away after sewing

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    I always use all cotton fabrics, but for some reason certain fabrics get eaten lots more than others. Seems to happen only when feeding on the bias, like your flying geese. Heavy starch helps, but I recently started using tiny squares of tear away stabilizer. Like about 3/4" square. The paper idea above is a good one too.

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    So you changed the needle, but what did you put in its place? Try using a Universal 70/10 with a single hole throat plate; see if that helps.

    Jan in VA

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    I'd use a sharp, quilting, or topstitching needle, single hole/straight-stitch needle plate, and if that's insufficient, then leaders/enders or stabilizer. Could also be excessive bobbin tension.

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    I only use sharps needles when I'm piecing, and am sewing with batiks. I think I will try some paper or stabilizer. My machine is new, just bought in May soothe tension shouldn't be be messed up. It better not be!!

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    I had the same problem. Very frustrating when you have dozens of flying geese to do. I called my Janome dealer and she said to change the zigzag plate to the single hole plate. Worked like a charm. Still once in awhile it would try to chew them but not as much and was an easy fix.

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    The same happens to me so I am going to watch this. How do you change the pressure on the foot?

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    I called my dealer and there isn't as yet a single hole plate!! I also looked online and can't find one!! Totally surprised!! So, I tried the paper and it worked. I think I'm going to get some of the wash away stabilizer so I can just put the whole quilt together without having to rip off the paper. Will that work???

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