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Old 09-11-2016, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by cmilton View Post
use the start /stop button and R foot. Mine is a workhorse no problems. relax. sounds like you may be pulling the fabric. bobbin case should not pop up. when did you have last service?
Bobbin case popped out on a different machine for me
I ordered a new bobbin case for the make and model online- easy fix

When I replaced it the problem got solved
The old one had a tiny chip in it caused from me pulling on the fabric when the thread from the bobbin got stuck. I'm much more careful how I handle my machines now.
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Old 09-12-2016, 04:37 AM
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I used my 830 for years to FMQ but learned to use a size 18 needle and it does not like King Tut thread. Using the larger size needle was the trick for me!
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Old 09-12-2016, 08:07 AM
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Love my Sapphire 870 for everything. Use free motion floating setting, reduce pivot height to either -1, -2 or -3. Purchased open toe metal foot. I just like it better than plastic R foot. Using silk thread to quilt this now. Glide prewounds in bobbin.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:20 PM
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I had problems with mine until i took it in for a cleaning. They replaced the take up lever ( under warranty) with a different style. It's been behaving since then. I do have to increase the tension manually when I FMQ. The only thread it refuses is the clear poly that i like to use as the top thread on scrappy quilts.

I usually piece with Aurifil and FMQ with King Tut or Star thread.
That's funny, my Sapphire 875 works the best with mono filament thread. I've had a lot of trouble using anything other than that and Mettler silk finish. My biggest problem is not PRACTICING!
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:16 AM
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That's where I fall down; practicing. I get something going that I want to finish and think: I don't have time to practice on this one so I'll just stitch in the ditch and so... no practicing, again.
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That's funny, my Sapphire 875 works the best with mono filament thread. I've had a lot of trouble using anything other than that and Mettler silk finish. My biggest problem is not PRACTICING!
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:24 AM
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thanks carslo, I'll give that a try. I am just tired of being afraid to try fmq! LOL
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