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Old 01-31-2019, 02:47 PM
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Help, please! I have tried everything to stop getting crooked stitches on my brother xr3774. The stitches are at an angle. I've cleaned all the lint out, adjusted tension up and down, adjusted stitch length, changed needles, changed threads, etc. etc. has anyone had this problem? The machine was only 120, and they want to charge $80-100 to repair, if they find anything, with a $25 service fee just to take it in. I might as well buy another machine. I've been messing with this for several weeks now and am so frustrated. thank you. I'm new to this site and to chat forums, so I apologize in advance, if I didn't do this correctly.

I can't make anything to sell with it like this, as it looks so unprofessional and cockeyed

Tina

Using Cotton Mettler thread, 14 needle (I've gone up and down), 2.5 length stitch (I've gone up and down) Current tension is at five, but I've had it up and down from 9 to 2 and it still stitches crooked, but then with the obvious tension issues from doing that.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:51 PM
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Welcome from Texas!

I don't have an answer for you but I bet someone who has experienced this before will come along soon to give you advice on what to do. Good luck!
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I believe Brother has a web site. I’d check out if they have someone able to chat with you about this problem. Maybe show them the picture. Taking it in would just be too much money for a cheaper machine. How long have you used it or has it been this way all along.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:55 PM
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Are you certain your stitch Width is at zero? Also does your machine have an adjustment for pressure on the presser foot?

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Old 01-31-2019, 03:01 PM
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If it is a drop in bobbin, I think the stitch may be normal for that machine. At least many of my Janome machines have a stitch similar to that and that is what I was told.
 
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It has always seemed to have a tilt, but it wasn't as noticeable. I've had it almost two years now
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:04 PM
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my stitch width is not at zero, it is at 2.5
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:12 PM
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I stitched on paper with and without thread. The needle is stitching straight, as you can see, but the thread is slanted. Help! I think it look terrible
Originally Posted by Mrs. SewNSew View Post
On some of my machines the straight stitches line up like little soldiers and on some they line up as slightly slanted soldiers. Why is that? Does it have anything to do with which way the needle threads?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:18 PM
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Default view of crooked stitching

I stitched on paper with and without thread. The needle is stitching straight, as you can see, but the thread is slanted. Help! I think it look terrible
Originally Posted by Mrs. SewNSew View Post
On some of my machines the straight stitches line up like little soldiers and on some they line up as slightly slanted soldiers. Why is that? Does it have anything to do with which way the needle threads?
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:20 PM
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Here is something Sew Classic says about this.
http://www.shop.sew-classic.com/medi...20Stitches.pdf
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