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Get a straight stitch

A-N tension 1 stitch length 4

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Your tension shouldn't need changed when you change the length of the stitch. Start at C-D for a start. Use rags to test. Your stitch length is chosen by the slide handle on the bottom. By moving to the left your length of stitch will increase and opposite will decrease the length. Anyway, your tension for the fabric may need to be set with a test piece. After that your chosen length shouldn't need any change of tension.

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#1- tension settings, set this to "5" and leave it
#2- width control setting, 0 would be straight while 5 would be the full width of the stitch (would make a wide zig zag)
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Let me know if you need more help :) Chris

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What are the settings for regular sewing, I do not have a manual. It has 3 knobs on the front and 1 on top? This might have something to do with my problems.


The three front dials are as follows....left to right-Stitch width, type of stitch, and stitch length. The dial on the top adjust the top tension.

For straight stitch you want 0 stitch width, straight stitch, 3 for stitch length.

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A good standard tension setting is usually around 4.5.
If you find it to be looping on the bottom, raise your top tension. If it's pulling bobbing thread to the top, lower your top tension.
For straight stitch, your stitch width should be set to zero, although on some machines (and I believe your Baby Lock to be one of them,) the stitch width setting will change your needle position.
Stitch length is simply a matter of preference.

-R

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