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it sounds like the machine could be out of time, I would suggest taking the machine back & getting another one.

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Change to a 100/16 needle and slow down the motion.

Sewing machine needles have a groove down the front of the needle shaft which helps guide the thread through the needle. The more room, the better the thread is guided.

You should able to find more about this at Quilting Arts TV (Internet) - one of my favorite PBS shows.

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Singer 7442 Needle seems 2b 2 long.Hits something below


I strongly recommend you desist from using the sewing machine on a levis. It could be that the capacity is not for that thick material like levis.

I had similar problem till I had to take it in for repairs because mine was discovered to have had a shift in the footer below the needle compartment where the clothes are been laid before sewing.

Look closely at the footer.

Good luck dear.

I care so much.

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Tension and missed stitches


It sounds like one of your clearances in the machine is off. When a machine skips stitches like yours is doing, it does so because the hook responsible for "catching" the thread from the needle is not close enough to the needle so it misses the loop of thread from the needle. If your machine was having a timing problem it wouldn't sew well on any fabric. A clearance problem shows up on certain fabrics at certain times. A few things you could do to try to compensate it would be to use a slightly larger needle and turn your top tension dial down to a lower setting. Move the machine a little slower on the frame or increase the speed of the machine. Either way a trip to your technician will be needed. Make sure you tell him to check the needle to hook clearance.

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I have the Jukie 98Q. Problem with needle


I am having the same problem. I think either the thread gets caught around the bobbin or the cloth is pulling the needle over to the plate, like the hole is too small for these shifts. I bought a "hand made" quilt from the store a few years ago and thought I'd add more quilting to it for fun. I have gone through over 30 needles on it. I'm going to try oiling it and I'll post it if that works, if not I'll post something when I find the solution. Oh, the heavier duty needles (jeans/leather) last the longest.

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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.

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check for thread jammed around the bobbin case and hook area (where the needle goes in the machine)

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Janome now has a darning foot ie it looks like an embroidery foot with a spring designed for the 1600 models. It is metal with a ring where the needle goes down through it. I removed the plastic lens inside the ring and this seems to have resolved the problem.

I usually pull my threads to the top so I can see where they are and not getting tangled underneath.
There are several good groups on Yahoo groups which offer support for starting out on quilting

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