Question about Bernina Sewing Machines
I have the regular bernina 1260 and have always wished a little that I had gotten the 1260 QPE. Do you know whether or not if I used the 2nd card designed for the 1260 QPE with my regurlar 1260 if it would convert my 1260 to QPE? In other works is this the only difference between these 2 models. If so, do you know where I find just the QPEs 2nd card. Thanks for your responses. Cheers.
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Sorry to inform you but your machine only sews 4" x 4" . The arm on the machine can only move 4 inches up and down and 4 inches left and right.
The size of the hoop does not affect this. If you have a multi position hoop you can sew multi 4 x 4 areas without re hooping.
Posted on Feb 28, 2008
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Please do not oil anything with WD40, it is an alcohol based cleaner hense why it's flammable. No where on the container will it say anything about lubricating, it will merely dry out your machine. We use it, but only to clean metal parts... we then clean it off and let it evaporate for a day before applying oil.
There are two key points I suggest customers can do themselves to help lengthen the life of their machine. One is your hook and the other is the needle bar...
Hook - Open your bobbin door, removee the bobbin case/bobbin. On the upper left corner there is a small latch, push in the latch and your shuttle race ring will fall down forward. You can now remove your stainless steel hook. You need to keep this hook clean and the lip it fits back into clean and void of lint and debris. On the back of this hook or the "lip" that the hook fits back into apply a small amount of hook/sewing machine oil.
Needle Bar - Open up your head cover, the needle and needle bar clamp is attached to a long stainless steel rod that travels vertically inside your head. All sewing machines have a needle bar that looks like this. This bar travels thru two brackets attached to the frame of the machine. Rotate your handwheel and clean the needle bar well of debris. Rotate the handwheel so that the needlebar is in it's highest point and apply a small amount of oil to the upper and lower bracket of the frame, rotate the handwheel so the needlebar slides back down and therefore lubricating it and the inside of the brackets.
Hook oil or sewing machine oil is relatively inexpensive from all quilt, sewing machine, repair shops. Be sure to take your machine in a minimum of every three years for proper cleaning and lubricating of all the other parts (This is of course for average home sewing machine use 8hours a week)
Posted on Jan 08, 2009
SOURCE: Bernina 180E or Janome MC10000?
I have the Janome 10001 and I love it. I have thousands of designs and they are easily accessible on-line and I can download the designs onto my flash card quickly and the cards were relatively easy to find.
I have just purchased a 180E Bernina. I have heard it is a much better machine and Bernina does have a wonderful reputation and is supposed to be the best there is. I have found that the dealers near London Ontario are not customer service oriented. I attended a store and am still waiting for someone to phone me back with information. I did email Bernina on-line and they have been exceptionally helpful and willing to offer suggestions, and information and solutions. The dealer just north of London was not even interested in helping me at all and basically blew me off. I think once you find a reliable dealer you are ok. If you get either of these machines, email me and I can help you with whatever you need to get up and running. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am currently moving so have not got the Bernina set up right now. ONce I get it going and use it for a while I can give you a better idea of which one is better. I might just keep both but not sure.
Posted on May 21, 2009
1.Turn the bobbin winder off.
2.You have to reverse the wires on the carbon brushes.
3.Make sure that you have the needle in correctly- with the flat side to the back. Those machines rarely go out of time.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
There isn't a Bernina 435. If you are referring to the 430 than the gold latch bobbin case will not work in that machine. If you are talking about the Bernina 450 the gold latch will work in that machine, with or without the embroidery module.
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
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