Question about Rex RX-518

1 Answer

Feeding fabric Did you have trouble feeding the fabric through the machine? Is there a foot lift that allows the fabric to be placed under the needle or did you just shove it in under the foot?

Posted by on

  • donnagwillar Apr 07, 2009

    Thanks, I'm going to try that this week as I found directions from another blindstitch machine that was similar.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

There is a knee lift.....that attaches and that makes the body of the suspended bed go down and forms a gap to insert your material into the machine....
Sharion n Indiana

Posted on Apr 07, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My machine is not feeding the fabric through the machine


Your feed dogs under neath are probaly down. There is a button to raise and lower them.You can feel them with your fingers underneath the needle. Some machines have three seetins on the feed dog.s Hope this works for you.

Aug 25, 2014 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Why is My fabric is not feeding through the pressure foot


the feed dogs are what move the fabric under the presser foot so the needle can sew. check your instruction manual and see where the lever is that operates the feed dogs. if the lever is up then the feed dogs will feed the fabric, if the lever is down, then the fabric will stay in place. if the lever is up and the feed dogs are not working, then it's time to have them checked.

Jun 10, 2014 | Husqvarna Huskylock Computerized 905

1 Answer

Pressure foot or feeding foot?


Increase the pressure on the presser foot.

Jul 18, 2012 | Juki DDL8300N Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Fabric quit feeding through


there called feed dogs & if they don't feed the fabric thur the machine need they need to be check to see whats wrong with them

Mar 07, 2012 | Singer 3116 Simple

1 Answer

Have a janome master craft 3000, just bought it used yesterday. Was sewing fine then all of a sudden it would stop pushing the material through like the needle was dull or something. Now it's doing it...


First do a process of elemination. Unthread the machine, both top and bottom, take out the needle. Place a piece of fabric under the pressure foot, lower the pressure, and depress the foot control. Does the fabric feed? If it does, then put in a NEW needle, thread up the machine, and see what happens. A dull needle won't prevent the fabric from feeding. If the fabric does not feed with no thread, then you have a pressure foot pressure problem, or a feed dog height problem, or a feed step motor problem, or possibly a board problem. If it only has a problem when you thread it up, then maybe you have a burr on the needle plate and the thread is hanging up on it and preventing the fabric from feeding. Check for all of these and if you still need assistance respond back.

Apr 27, 2011 | Janome Memory Craft 3000

1 Answer

Why does the backing gather up even though it is penned and sprayed with quilting spray


Presser foot tension is to low for the weight/finish of the fabric, or bottom dogs are worn.
  • The feed dog feeds the fabric under the presser foot while you guide the fabric.


  • The feed dog regulates the stitch length by how much fabric passes under the presser foot as the machine stitches.


  • It is important for you to not push and pull the fabric under the presser foot. Allow the feed dog to move the fabric, so that you do not bend and break sewing machine needles.
Hope this helps.

Feb 09, 2011 | Sewing Machines

1 Answer

Needle stays in one place. Fabric does not feed


There is a latch under the the feeder lpate next to the bobbin lift it up to lift the feeder feet. wcbotha@yahoo.com

May 10, 2010 | Singer 7426 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

I have problems with not be able to pick up the thread from the bobbin to start sewing


Make sure the needle is not bent and is installed with the flat side of the needle shaft to the back of the machine.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up, with the thread going into the needle from the front ,

Check the manual to be sure you have the bobbin inserted correctly into the bobbin case and the thread is feeding in the proper direction and through the guides on the bobbin case.

Hold onto the end of the top thread at the needle and hand walk the needle down and back up. This should bring the bobbin thread up. Take both thread ends under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Place a folded scrap of fabric under the presser foot, lower the presser foot and hand walk the needle down into the fabric and then use the power pedal to start sewing.

Apr 08, 2010 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Presser foot will not feed and the thread wont catch


The presser foot is not suppose to feed. It's purpose is to hold the fabric in place as the feed dogs feed the fabric from the front to the back of the machine as stitches are formed.

Check the needle to be sure it is installed with the flat side of the needle shank facing the back of the sewing machine.

Refer to your manual to be sure the bobbin thread is feeding from the bobbin spool in the correct direction and through the guides.

Pull the bobbin thread up by lowering the threaded needed down and then back up. Pull both threads under the presser foot and to the back of the machine.

Set the stitch length to 2.

Place a scrap of fabric under the presser foot. Holding onto the ends of both threads, lower the needle into the fabric for the first stitch.

If the machine still does not stitch, the machine may need to go in for maintenance as the timing may need to be adjusted.

If the feed dogs are not moving, this also needs to be repaired by sewing machine service tech.

Mar 29, 2010 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

1 Answer

Machine does not feed properly. It sewed fine for


Hello,
Here are a few solutions to check.

* Check your fabric to make sure it isn't caught on something.

* Check your pressure foot to make sure it's screwed tightly in place.

* Adjust the pressure of your pressure foot as it may be too light or too heavy for your fabric.

* Check your feed dogs for lint. If your feed dogs are clogged with lint, they're not gripping your fabric properly. Remove your pressure foot and clean out any lint with an old toothbrush.

* Raise your feed dogs if your machine has this function. They may have been inadvertently lowered.

* Check your stitch length regulator, If its set at “0” or a very small number, try switching to a longer stitch length.

* Change your needle, it may be damaged.

* Check your needle plate and make sure it's securely in place.

* Use a “Jean-a-ma-jig” or a “Hump-jumper”. If you've been trying to sew over a bump of fabric, such as a thick jean hem, try using this tool (your local fabric store should carry it). It keeps your pressure foot level as you sew over the bump and gives your feed dogs something to grip.

I hope this helps

Mar 13, 2010 | New Home L-372 Mechanical Sewing Machine

Not finding what you are looking for?
Rex RX-518 Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Rex Sewing Machines Experts

Bargain Box
Bargain Box

Level 3 Expert

1388 Answers

Jim Goldsmith
Jim Goldsmith

Level 3 Expert

1869 Answers

KellySD

Level 2 Expert

373 Answers

Are you a Rex Sewing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...