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Thread: Machine Issues

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    May 2009
    I have this problem with my sewing machine. It is a Brother XL-5130, so it has no bells and whistles. It will sew with a regular foot just fine, but as soon as I put on the darning foot in order to quilt, the bobbin thread will not catch, or may catch every 5-6 stitches, so I get these long sections of just loose top thread. Any thoughts as to what needs to be done to fix this? I have re-threaded both the top & bobbin threads and re-attached the darning foot several times to no avail. Thanks for your help!

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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Camarillo, California
    I don't have a brother machine but my old Pfaff had a slightly higher setting for the presser foot when using the darning foot. If I placed the foot in the "normal" position it would do the same thing. See if there is a notch for the presser foot that is slightly above the normal.

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    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
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    Not familiar with Brothers, but is this the kind of foot you are supposed to lower the feed dogs with?

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    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
    North Carolina
    I had an older Brother machine that had a plastic darning plate to cover the feed dogs--did your machine come w/one? The newer ones have a botton on the back of the machine to lower the feed dogs.


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