Wednesday, 23 April 2008

HELP!! (edit: problem solved)

I need urgent help from you guys!
Just when I was getting up the guts to do some stipple quilting on my machine, the bobbin plays up!!

I did a practice piece which was fine, then when I changed my thread colour for both top and bottom, the bobbin thread jams up with multiple threads at the back! Where did they all come from? I take my practice piece out and watch as I 'pretend' to sew (trying to trick the machine!) and all looks fine; put material back in, and uuurrrrggggg!

Any suggestions?

Edit: Sorry, I just changed the bobbin to a different colour and the problem seems to be the top thread - it is putting double the thread through, if that makes sense.

Edit again: Okay it is driving me nuts - changed threads, rethreaded machine several times, changed embroidery foot back to normal and so normal sewing is working fine! Okay, changed sewing foot again, took off feed dog cover, put back on feed dog cover, Nothing is working!!!!!

Once more! Thanks heaps Kellie for offering suggestions and assistance - you're such a pal! the darn thing went okay for one stint of sewing, then it happened again and I went through all of my 'normal' steps for sewing and you know what? It was as simple as not putting the 'foot' down! Using this darning foot totally bamboozled me as what the normal position was and I had continually tried to sew with it UP!! Just a little red-faced for all the fuss I made!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Bronwyn! I know it sounds smple but did you put your bobbn in correctly ... remember that when you put the bobbin into the bobbin case the thread should be going anti-clockwise ... this always stuffs everthing up. When ever you have a problem such as this look at this & the over all threading of you machine .. take it all out and rethread completely. Let me know how you go!

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Kellie - yes that is all checked and rechecked; taken out, rethreaded and still the same.

Anonymous said...

I would be surprised f it is anything else unless you have changed the tension. What type of thread are you using. Will it sew a normal straight stitch? I have to collect the kids and then wont be home until after 4. E-mail me and I will post my number and see if we can work it out ... f you want. :)

Anonymous said...

I seen to have lost my letter 'i's' :)

BigCat said...

The joys of learning. Good on you for not giving up in sheer frustration.

quiltmom said...

Hi Bronwyn,
We all have times when we can't seem to sew or quilt without thread problems- sometimes it is something that we are doing or not doing and sometimes I think its the air or I am not holding my mouth the right way LOL ... On those days I have to walk away and leave it for another day. It happens to everyone from time to time... You'll soon be sailing along..
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,