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Single Hole Stitchplate.Where have you been all my life?

Old 05-14-2021, 05:25 AM
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The two machines I use are straight stitch only machines. I only have a single hole plate for them. No enders or leaders needed. Other machines I have and don't use have both. I did break a few needles when I forgot to switch plates. Needles are pretty cheap.
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:30 AM
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I took a class in free-motion quilting at a quilt store. It is recommended to use a straight stitch plate to give you the best result with your stitches.
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Old 05-15-2021, 03:42 AM
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I have a single hole plate on my Janome 1600P that is used as my quilting machine. All it will do is a straight stitch. My 6500MC has both, a zig-zag plate and a single hole plate. I do have to remind myself to switch plates when needed.
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:03 AM
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my janome 8900 came with one, and sadly, I hardly ever use it. That's because I use the accufeed foot (walking foot) with the 1/4 inch guide; the needle has to be offset to the right, and you have to use the slotted plate. Dumb design, actually.
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Old 05-15-2021, 06:16 AM
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That's so interesting. I have been having trouble with my Juki2010q because of the stitch plate. I think I have bent the needle bar and the needle isn't centered anymore. When I try to free motion, it hits the stitch plate and makes an awful complaining sound. It stitches and walking foot fine. I am going to look for a different needle plate to see if I can switch it out. Thank you. A different problem but a similar solution in reverse.
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Old 05-16-2021, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
They do work well, you just have to be careful not to switch from straight stitch.
After breaking a few needles and scaring myself half to death, now when my single hole plate is on, I put a sticky note over the button to change to zig zag so I see the note before I push the zig zag button...
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