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Baby lock blqc - stretch fabric pulls down into throat plate. Is there an alternate feedplate? Thanks!

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Hi, make sure you use needles for stretch fabric. If it still is not helping, cut paper towel in strips and put it under your material and then stitch. The paper tears away very easily afterwords.

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SOURCE: needle hits needle plate with heavy fabric

that is your problem, your needle bar is centered too far to the back. There are 2 little bolts (Below the presser foot lift on the back of the machine) that must be loosened while the needle bar is repositioned aligning the needle bar assembly.

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SOURCE: Kenmore Sewing machine model 385.1884180, feed dog quit pulling

Sometimes there is a lot of lint build-up in the feed dog, it may want to move, but it can't because of the dust. Remove dust before you oil!

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pull about 2 inches of thread from the needle and bobbin and hold them tightly toward the back of the machine when you start to stitch. continue holding them until the fabric is stitched beyond the edge of the presser plate and the hole is no longer visible.

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SOURCE: My 6440 Viking keeps knotting up on the will take a few stitches ..lock up..and when I remove the fabric the upper thread is all tangled up in the throat plate..can you help me..I have t

try changing the needle
rethread the machine top & make sure to use every thread
& make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly into the bobbin
clean under the needle plate & in the bobbin area for lint or
make sure the top thread hasn't come off the thread take up

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SOURCE: My Pfaff Classic Style Quilt 2027 is getting large thread snarls on the underside of the fabric.

Top tension problems. Tighten the tension.. and make sure you hold the threads when starting a seam.

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