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  • Jimmie Sill Apr 16, 2015

    Hi susan brown, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?By lock up do you mean it just won't turn anymore even if you use the hand wheel?

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Bernina 440 qe is not stitching properly. It stitches a few stitches and locks up and will not move forward. Why is this happening?


I don't know a whole lot about sewing machines and coudnt tell you much without seeing it, but I had that problem and discovered that my needle was bent.

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Reduce the stitch length to zero. The machine will stitch in place and form a locked stitch
1) rotate the material and sew over the same stitching. Leave the needle down in the work and raise the presser foot, then turn the fabric around.
2) decrease the stitch length to very small for a few stitches

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3) hold the fabric and prevent it from feeding at the beginning and end of a seam, which makes very short stitches

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Why does my thread knot on the back when stitching in place?


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Pull thread tails (both bobbin thread and upper thread) straight back and when you lower the presser foot, make sure they are held down straight back. This may or may not be enough to solve the problem, but it is simple to try, and often works. You might want to hold the thread tails while you start sewing.
Use a starter--folded piece of fabric scrap about an inch long--and begin sewing oink middle of starter. Push the fabric you want to see right up to the starter and keep sewing from the starter right onto your project without lifting the presser foot or cutting the thread. When you finish sewing, cut the little piece of thread between the starter and your project.
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