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GRACE STITCH REGULATOR PROBLEM

I HAVE THIS MACHINE WITH GRACE QUILT FRAME AND GRACE STITCH REGULATOR. I AM NOT SURE HOW THE STITCH REGULATOR IS SUPPOSE TO WORK. AS SOON AS I SLOW DOWN THE STICHES IS VERY SMALL. THE STITCH LENGTH DOES NOT STAY CONSISTANT WHEN GOING FAST OR SLOW. PLEASE HELP

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SOURCE: Tension issue

If you set the tension from 3of 4 to 1 you actually lowered the tension. To increase the tension you must set the tension to 6 or higher. Be carefull not the set the bobbin case tension to tight as this will also have negative results

If suggest the following: First lower the bobbin case tension, half a turn. Then increase the top tension to 6 and see if there is any difference.

If you do this systematically you should rectify your problem.

Good Luck

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

SewTechWayne
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SOURCE: Needle Thread breaking after about 30 seconds of quilting

Make sure the feed dogs are dropped (or feed dog cover is on - I can't remember which way this machine works). The stitch length on the machine has no function so ignore it. (I set it to zero so the machine doesn't have to work as hard). Hopefully this is all that's wrong. If not, use a shorter setting for the stitch length on the regulator, oil the hook and move slowly and smoothly.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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SOURCE: Skipped stitches & looping on the bottom of Quilt

Try a different needle. Use a quilting or topstitch or even a metallic needle - one that has a larger scarf than normal. The scarf is the groove at the back of the needle where the thread goes while the stitch is being formed. Quilting threads often need more "room" there. I have been told that the Inspira quilting needles are good because they have a thread groove on the front and the back of the needle. Not tried them personally but might be worthwhile for you to consider.

For the looping, you could fiddle with your tensions a little either loosening the bobbin tension or tightening the top, or both. Only ever do this in very small increments. But the good news is that even the "professional" quilters do not have perfect quilt backs - just have a look at them at quilt shows!
Pam M.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Needle Thread breaking after about 30 seconds of quilting

Are you threading it correctly? I've had this problem twice, the first few times the thread was wrapped around different items (below the spool holder and then around the needle) the other times I threaded it wrong. Double check that the machine is threaded correctly with the manual. I've missed a step here or there and it does make a difference.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: need help in using the grace sure stitch regulator

I would contact the Grace Company directly with questions.

http://graceframe.com/gfxoops/modules/sample_module_13/

Let me know how you like this accessory. I have one of the Grace frames and have not used it. The stitch regulator may change my mind.

Posted on Mar 04, 2010

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SOURCE: i can't find my Virtusoa 150 user manual. Need basic stitch setup

If you will send me your e-mail address privately, I will scan some pages from my manual and e-mail them to you.
Kathy
soot@iowatelecom.net

Posted on Aug 06, 2010

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Good luck!

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