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How to free motion sew on Necchi 3537

I need to know what settings to use and which foot. Thank you.

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Use the darning foot or the free motion foot, drop or cover your feed dogs and set your width and length to zero. Then test the tension. With these changes, sometimes the tension is off.

Posted on Apr 27, 2014

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SOURCE: Need all Manuals for Necchi 3537 Mechanical Sewing Machine

here's the link; http://www.allynint.com/ or contact on; Allyn International Sewing Machine Importer 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204 Phone: 1-800-525-9987 Fax: 303-825-5078 E-Mail: necchi@allynint.com Hope this helps :) If you are not in the USA then please ask again and specify where.

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SOURCE: Attaching fit button-hole foot?

Just pull down on the original metal foot. It will snap off and then you can snap on the button hole foot. Good luck!

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SOURCE: Machine stops after 2-3 stitches

open your bobbin case and un jam it thread wound around the center

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: sewing machine maintenance, walking foot & free-motion foot

Is this a Janome MemoryCraft 9000? (I ask because the models seem to get mixed up in the threads)

If so, you can more than likely find accessories for the MC9000 either on eBay, your local Janome dealer (you can find the closest one to you @ Janome's website using the "Dealer Locator" feature) or even ... SEARS!

Sears contracted Janome to make several of their sewing machines (I think Janome might still be the actual manufacturer, but aren't 100% sure) and so the parts are compatible. You can even use a Kenmore Memory Card with a Janome MC9000.

As for oiling, if it's the MC9000 (much like practically all newer models) they don't need oiling. Though sometimes, you can dab a teeny-tiny amount of oil on the bobbin case if it needs it.

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Using a walking foot on my Necchi 3537

Hi JoEllen,
The walking foot replaces the normal pressure foot on your machine. There is a screw on the left-hand side of the pressure shaft that holds the ankle (if your Necchi uses snap-on feet) on the shaft. Loosen this screw until the pressure foot (or the pressure foot/ankle combination) comes off. Now slip the walking foot on where the other foot came off and tighten that screw. You're ready to go!

Robbie

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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Can download a manual for free 3537 model??


there are no free manual for a necchi sewing machine that I know of
but incase you want to buy one here is a link for one that's only a little over $10.00 + shipping.
Necchi 3537 Instruction Manual
or you can try the allyn international co, that used to sell them, here is a email address
Allyn International ----phone--303-825-5200

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I love free motion sewing but I have two totally different sets of instructions! One says use a walker foot, one says no foot! Please tell me every setting/foot. I am breaking alot of needles and getting a...


Ok, I hope I can help.

Quilting with a walking foot is technically (IMHO) not free motion quilting. With a walking foot, the feed dogs are still activated so they can work in conjunction with the walking foot to (hopefully) prevent wrinkles in the fabric sandwich. Quilting with a walking foot is more suited for stitching in straight lines or stitching in the ditch. In this mode, you would not pull or push the fabric as the machine should do that.

FMQ Free Motion Quilting requires the operator to manually move the fabric sandwich under the needle. There are some sewists who do not use a presser foot, however, if you value your fingers, it would be best to use, at a minimum, a darning foot. Darning feet and free motion quilting feet are shorter than a regular presser foot so it does not make contact with the feed dogs or the needle plate. The space between the needle plate and darning foot is what allows a sewist to maneuver the fabric. Usually, the feed dogs are lowered when performing FMQ, but there are some sewists who don't. It's probably a matter of preference.

Most older sewing machines included a darning foot in the accessory kit. Newer sewing machines may have several presser foot options for FMQ. In addition, there are many FMQ presser feet available on the market that can be ordered to fit your specific machine, ie Big Foot.
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There are a wide variety of FMQ presser feet, some have springs so they "hop" on the fabric, some are metal, others are clear plastic, some are full circles, others are not round or may be open toe. There are also special presser feet that have a thicker base made for FMQ with rulers--the thicker base helps prevent the ruler from slipping under the presser foot and being struck by the needle.

In addition to the multitude of FMQ presser foot choices, there are a variety of other tools available, ie quilting gloves, quilting hoops, marking tools, pattern transfer supplies, silicone mat that covers the sewing machine surface making it easier to glide the fabric.
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Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

There are tons of tutorials for FMQ. Just as there are many different methods, the right method is the one that works best for you. There are also lots of rules, but rules are made to be broken, so don't let someone else squelch your creativity. Quilt to please yourself.

Above all, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. I have a small whiteboard that I practice drawing designs. Muscle memory will make FMQ easier. There is also the need to get a comfortable sewing speed along with the speed at which you move the fabric. If you are breaking needles, your fabric movement is probably too fast for the sewing speed. Also, practice moving the fabric while keeping the sewing speed consistent.

Good luck! Remember, those awesome FMQers didn't learn it overnight. Many have been doing it for over 20 years, so don't be overly critical of yourself. You'll see improvement with every project you complete.

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Necchi model 3537 won't pick up bobbin thread


sewvacdoctor.com has a list on their site with helpful free tips. I found this site for you I think will get you on your way. Hope this helps.

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I have inherited a Necchi 537FA. When I wind a bobbin I loosen the stop motion wheel, but the sewing mecfhanism doesn't disconnect, it still "sews" through the entire bobbin winding procedure! ...


Its been idle for too long and needs a good service. Try and trickle some oil behind the stop motion wheel. But what it actually needs is to have the wheel removed and then apply oil to the shaft. Careful when you start again as oil will fly out from the wheel so mind your drapes and wall decor.

Dec 12, 2010 | Necchi 3537 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Using a walking foot on my Necchi 3537


Hi JoEllen,
The walking foot replaces the normal pressure foot on your machine. There is a screw on the left-hand side of the pressure shaft that holds the ankle (if your Necchi uses snap-on feet) on the shaft. Loosen this screw until the pressure foot (or the pressure foot/ankle combination) comes off. Now slip the walking foot on where the other foot came off and tighten that screw. You're ready to go!

Robbie

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How do I set the tension on my Necchi 3101? I want to freehand motion quilt on it.


The tension is not changed.

You lower the feed dogs, or change the stitch length to zero and cover the feed dogs by taping an index card (make a hole for the needle) over them.

Be sure to use a darning or free motion foot and have the presser foot down when stitching.

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No instructions how do you tread the machine?


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Beginning with the spool, guide the thread through the thread guides to the tension assembly. Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.FLAT to the BACK.

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Machine stops after 2-3 stitches


open your bobbin case and un jam it thread wound around the center

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Attaching fit button-hole foot?


Just pull down on the original metal foot. It will snap off and then you can snap on the button hole foot. Good luck!

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