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Thread: Needle Default Position

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    My machine defaults to the center. I am not sure about my viking.
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    You need a plate that has more than a single hole and then you can use other stitches. Your machine may have come with two different plates, I hope.
    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris View Post
    I have a Viking Scandinavia machine. My 1/4"foot has a single hole in the center. I'd like to move my needle to the right a notch or two (I have that capability) so that my fabric is more evenly over the feed dogs, but then the needle will slam into the foot and break. Bummer.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    Please see post #15. Default position can not be changed and I can not move the needle and save it in any other position. This is an older machine and doesn't have the capabilities many of you have on your new machines.
    Ok, I was just trying to help you. I have been teaching this machine for years. It used to be called the espire (around 14 years ago),( Babylock later came out with a new espire that then changed to the symphony.) then it came out as the decorators choice, now it is called the elizabeth. Sure there have been a few tweeks here and there, but basicly the same. I also teach quilting, I show weekly customers that have the decorators choice how to do this very thing.

    Let's just go with "it can't be done." Sorry for the post. Best of luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenLunaStitch View Post
    Gramajo has a very important point -- most likely only the newer electronic/computerized machines will have the ability to do this. I wonder if they had so many requests for the center needle default position that they started making the newer machines with this ability? It's possible on mine (Brother XR1300 which is the Costco version of the CS6000i without embroidery/monogramming feature), so it might be worth it to check your manual if your machine is fairly new.

    I've had my Baby Lock less than a month, it is electronic and the needle defaults to left. I've read through the manual and there are no instructions or information on changing the default. I'll contact the dealer later today to see if it's possible to change and report back.

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    All of the machines i have used have had default in the center,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    I have a Babylock Decorator's Choice. Default is to the left & cannot be changed. It's a pain--I've broken needles on my 1/4" foot because I forgot to move the needle before starting to sew.
    I have the quilters choice by babylock, has taken me years to slow down on my needles breaking, turn machine on and hit button to get the needle in the center. This is an issue with my 1/4 inch foot, which has no hole on the left side, but only in the center. Try as I do, I still break needles from time to time because of this. Love my machine, though.

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    My Babylock default position is in the center. When I use my 1/4 inch foot with guide, I still bump the needle to the right to 4.6 (4.0 is center) to give me the "scant" 1/4 inch seam. It doesn't hit the single hole in the foot in that position.
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