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Check your presser foot pressure - may be tooo high.

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It is feeding the material. It is all cleaned out. Someone told there is a spring that attaches to the feed dogs that might be missing. Is this correct

No. The feed dog is operated by an arm.
1. Look at the feed dog while turning the hand wheel. Is the feed dog coming above the plate when the needle is in t.he up position?
a. Watch the feed dog and needle. The feed dog should be above the plate only when the needle is.
b. If any other situation arises on these two mechanisms then it is in need of being timed.
2. Check your tension for both top and bottom. There is an information document attached that may help.


Apr 19, 2015 | Sewing Machines

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Why does the top fabric come out longer when sewn?

Because there is more drag on the top than there is on the bottom, from the pressure foot.

There is a solution, however; Singer and many other companies offer an even feed foot that you can use place of your standard one. That foot offers the same teeth on the top that is already in the feed dogs, and it will even out the feed.

Your machine probably takes a low-shank foot--most modern machines do.

Feb 18, 2015 | Singer Sewing Machines

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How can I get my Bernina 750 to feed the top and bootom fabric pieces for quilts evenly

Try using a walking foot. The issue most quilters face when working with any sewing machine is that there is a force being applied to move the bottom fabric but the top fabric is only moving based on friction with the bottom fabric. This can cause the bottom fabric to move quicker than the top. A walking foot helps solve this issue by placing a second set of feed dogs on the top of the fabric to mirror the force being applied on the bottom, allowing both pieces of fabric to move evenly.

Hope that helps!

Jun 15, 2014 | Bernina Activa 140

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My white speedylock 1600 is being difficult.. The top threads lay and look perfect.. but the bottom threads are loose.. What can I do about this?

This machine has differential feed (top tension is different from bottom and fabric feed rate can be different from bottom). turn the dials for tension and feed rates to adjust. Adjust bottom tension to tighten bottom threads and possibly speed up bottom feed rate. Tough to say without more info.

Good luck and please rate me.

From White Sewing web site.

"Are wavy fabrics making you seasick? Do puckers leave a sour taste in your mouth? Then you need differential feed. It eliminates distortion and wavy seams when serging knits, plus it prevents puckers and pulled seams on lightweight fabrics. Turn the dial again for instant gathers.

Nov 23, 2009 | White Sewing Speedylock 1600 Mechanical...

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Is there a way to lower the feed dogs ''a little''?

I thought this was free . . . didn't know I'd be asking to join. So, I called the shop where I purchased the machine. They were able to help me fix the problem.

Nov 12, 2009 | Bernina Artista 180

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I have a quilting foor for my Elna Lotus Sp but don't know how to attach it can you please help

If you mean a walking foot that has feed teeth on the top and feeds from both top and bottom.....the arm of the foot needs to be above the needle clamp to lift the top feed as the needle rises out of the fabric.

Aug 27, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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Difficulty sewing quilt blocks

Try using a "walking foot" presser foot. It has feed dogs on the top to help all the layers go through evenly. A generic brand usually fits most all machines. :)

Jan 17, 2009 | Kenmore 15212 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Brother sewing machine

Sounds like the feed is your problem. Most likely you need a different foot. Check the bottom of the foot - it should be quite smooth to allow the dog feed to move the denser layers along smoothly. Hope this helps.

Feb 07, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Puckered seams :-(

Try using a walking foot. It could be it's not the bobbin but the way the two layers are feeding together. Or, change feet. Or, try a new needle. Rethread the top needle, too--sometimes this alone fixes the problem.

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