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Help with Zig Zag stitching on Singer 760

Old 05-16-2013, 04:39 AM
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Hi, can anyone help me with a problem I have using my Singer 760 touch & sew? When I use the zig zag stich I find it hard to start at the very edge of the material as it gets caught under the foot and bunches up, it is fine if I start away from the edge but I want to protect the full lengh of the sem. I have tried using the special foot attachment too but this makes the stitching tight (I have tried adjusting tension but its not this). Any suggestions greatly recieved. Thanks in advance....
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:44 AM
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use a scrap piece of fabric as a starter/leader. then the zig zag will begin at the edge of your main project
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Old 05-16-2013, 04:46 AM
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Are you zig zagging the edge of an appliqué down onto background fabric or zig zagging the beginning of a seam together? If you are having trouble with the beginning of sewing 2 pieces together, you can start stitching about 1/4 inch in from the edge, reverse to the start and then proceed and see if that helps. If you are doing the satin stitch on appliqué, try a stabilizer under the background, bring up the bobbin thread before you start zig zagging and hold the threads as you begin sewing.
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Old 05-16-2013, 05:17 AM
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I guess I don't understand why you are zigzagging seams. That is not a typical quilting technique.
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