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I have a baby lock imagine machine. I'm sewing with streatch velvet, and the stitches are off the fabric, or the loopers are too loose. I tried tighting the looper thread fine tuning screw, adjusting the stitch length and width. I'm getting frustrated. Is there a good setting for the fabric? It doesn't really say in the manual. Could I need a new cutting blade? It doesn't seem to be not cutting. I got it serviced a year ago, and they replaced the lower looper.

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Stretch fabric is made for using the differential feed on your machine, sergers love stretchy things. Try widening the stitch you are using and turn your differential feed down one notch to allow the machine to get a good grip on the fabric, you may need to bump the differential feed up more if it still doesn't stitch nice, keep trying on a piece of scrap fabric of the same as you are using until you are happy with the stitch.Another solution is to put some lightweight tissue paper under the seams and then tear it off after you have sewn the seams, this works but will dull your blades over time.

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