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OK, Crescendo owners - I have a stupid question...

Old 11-02-2014, 05:18 AM
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Default OK, Crescendo owners - I have a stupid question...

I finally picked up my Crescendo yesterday. Yeah!!!! Before this my machine was a Pfaff Hobbymatic 955 which I have owned for 22 years. My Pfaff was a tank and still is. It has never broke down and to this day still sews beautifully and I will never get rid of it. The Crescendo is a whole new world to me. I have never used a computerized sewing machine before so as excited as I am, I am also a little nervous and don't want break anything.

Ok, here is my question: When you unthread your machine do you do it by grabbing the spool and yanking the thread out that way or do you cut the thread at the spool and then pull it out from the needle end? With my Pfaff I just grabbed the spool and pulled it out that way. I have searched through the Crescendo manual and saw no mention of it. When I was at the dealer yesterday, I didn't think of it. I just don't want to do something that will mess up the tension settings of my new machine.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:27 AM
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I have the babylock Ellisimo and my dealer and all instructors have emphasized always cutting at the spool and pull thread from the needle, in this way thread is not going backwards through the tension etc. I was always told this also with my Vikings. I don't know about the Crescendo for sure but I think they like the Ellisimo have an inspirational guide available in notebook form which is an excellent source for looking up anything about the machine and teaching yourself one function by simply removing that page from the notebook and follow it step by step at your machine. I was lucky enough to receive this in my ellisomo package but I am sure they are available for purchase from your dealer or BL website. I hope this helps
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:33 AM
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Interesting....didn't know that about Vikings. Have been pulling out backwards for the 10+ years I've owned it and never had a tension - or any other - issue at all. It has auto tension and never a problem.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:36 AM
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I am mostly in the habit of cutting at the spool but, like all things we start out doing a different way, I back slide every now and again. The one time I never grab the spool is if I have a thread break. I don't want the frayed end going back through the tensions .
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:46 AM
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The tension is only engaged when the foot is down so either ways would work if the foot is up. I usually cut at the spool and pull the thread down as I think it flosses lint out of my discs.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:47 AM
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I have a Babylock Serenade and I've been a backwards thread puller all my life with no problems (knock on forehead) on any machines, including this one.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:17 AM
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I just pull it out backward. I didn't know there was another way to do it!
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Old 11-03-2014, 04:57 AM
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i was always taught to cut thread and pull out by the needle.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:51 AM
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I have the Crescendo and it is a great machine. I embroider with my machines so was always taught to pull forward, never back because it causes lint to get into the innards because of the way thread is wound. I have had a few machines so the Crescendo was not a huge leap - this must be a creature from another world if it is your first computerized sewing machine. I like this machine for so many reason, but one biggy is, I had an Ellisimo and a V Diamond, and the motor would be shut down if it got strained in an instant. All kinds of error messages - really wimpy sewing power. This machine does not do that. I sew double quilted purses so I am putting thru many, many layers of cloth, sewing seams and then french seaming, then adding pockets and handles. I could never do a purse with the afore mentioned machines, but I did fine with my Crescendo - of course I did get smart and beat the hell out of my joined seams - helped so much - couldn't believe it.
Enjoy your new baby.
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Old 11-03-2014, 05:57 AM
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I guess I never knew the difference. Mama always said, waste not, want not so any little bit of thread saved by pulling from the top was that much saved.
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