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Thread: Thread Cutter On Machine

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    Do you use the thread cutter on your machine? I have tried to use mine a few times and its just a pain in the @**. Its in the back and I have to hunt for it. Its faster to grab the scissors. Is it just me? :?

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    No mine is in the front by the bobbin but it really is useless, quicker just to use the scissors!

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    Occasionally - I like my threads clipped a bit closer so usually use scissors.

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    The one on my machine (Kenmore) is on the left hand side and it's great! When you pull your fabric out and towards you, it clips the threads almost right to the fabric.

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    Mine is on the front of my Brother machine. I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Mine is on the front of my Brother machine. I love it!
    What machine do you have? I have the CS6000I and mine does not work well at all.

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    Use mine all the time...its in the back, left hand side and works well...

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    I don't have one so needless to say I don't use it. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    My hands automatically go for it to cut the thread. If I am not at my regular machine I reach for it at the same spot and makes me crazy not to find it.

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    No. Mine, too, is in the back and it's too awkward to reach. It's easier to grab scissors.

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    Glad its not just me! :-)

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    When I first learned to sew in school, I used it. But now, no way.

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    Mine is on the left side, and I use it all the time. on my new Brother

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    Quote Originally Posted by samroberts01
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Mine is on the front of my Brother machine. I love it!
    What machine do you have? I have the CS6000I and mine does not work well at all.
    I have a brother SE 350 sewing and machine embroidery machine.

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    I have a Janome 6600 and 1600p thay have thread cutters and knee lifts and I love them. My cutter is on the front by the tension dial.
    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Do you use the thread cutter on your machine? I have tried to use mine a few times and its just a pain in the @**. Its in the back and I have to hunt for it. Its faster to grab the scissors. Is it just me? :?

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    I bought a stick on cutter. Really small and works great. I can put it anywhere I like it best. I think I bought one at JoAnns. Here is what it looks like:

    http://tinyurl.com/yz75lrf

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I bought a stick on cutter. Really small and works great. I can put it anywhere I like it best. I think I bought one at JoAnns. Here is what it looks like:

    http://tinyurl.com/yz75lrf
    Thanks!!!!! I just found one on Ebay and bought it! :thumbup:

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    I have never used it---my scissors are right there and I just grab them.

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    I cannot imagine going back to cutting threads. I too have a Janome and I use the knee lift and the cutter almost exclusively. I LOVE my machine's features.

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    Mine have never worked well, it seems like they are never sharp enough. I always end up recutting them with scissors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    My hands automatically go for it to cut the thread. If I am not at my regular machine I reach for it at the same spot and makes me crazy not to find it.
    Me too!! :lol: :lol:

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    http://janome.com/index.cfm/Machines...ilting/MC6600P
    I misunderstood :oops: To use the cutter on my Janome you push the button, and it cuts the thread. (Auto thread cutter button)

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    Found a really good use for my auto thread cutter button the other day. Was quilting a lap quilt, did something dumb, and jammed up the thread -- on the bottom side of the quilt. Tugging at the quilt didn't help and I couldn't get under the quilt to use scissors. What a mess. Thread cutter to the rescue! One snip and I was able to get the quilt out from under the needle.

    Question - the cutter leaves the bobbin thread just long enough to peek out from the throat plate. How do you "grab" the bobbin thread, either before inserting the quilt under the needle or after, to bring the bobbin thread to the top before sewing? If I don't do that, the thread gets all jammed.

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    You push the needle up/down button the needle will stay down, now push up/down, and the needle will come up with the bobbin thread, that is how my Janome 6600p, and 1600p works, hope this helped.
    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    Found a really good use for my auto thread cutter button the other day. Was quilting a lap quilt, did something dumb, and jammed up the thread -- on the bottom side of the quilt. Tugging at the quilt didn't help and I couldn't get under the quilt to use scissors. What a mess. Thread cutter to the rescue! One snip and I was able to get the quilt out from under the needle.

    Question - the cutter leaves the bobbin thread just long enough to peek out from the throat plate. How do you "grab" the bobbin thread, either before inserting the quilt under the needle or after, to bring the bobbin thread to the top before sewing? If I don't do that, the thread gets all jammed.

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    Thanks, I'll try that! Still getting used to this new machine.

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