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You will need a second spool pin for the second upper thread. If you have that you can use it.

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Do I need to use a specific "foot" with twin needles? The one needle hits the foot I have


You need to use something like a zig-zag foot that has a wide opening for the needle. If the needle is still hitting the presser foot, then your machine may need adjustment or you can try a twin needle where the needles are closer together (twin needles are available with varying distances between needles).

Jul 11, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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Can I use a twin needle on a Singer Trafition? It seems to only sew one line of stitches.


Probably depends on the model. Was a twin needle included with your starter kit?

This one indicates it will take a twin needle:
2277 TRADITION

Your owner's manual or the product specifications are probably the best source for information.

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BTW, you are using 2 spools of thread, right? You need to thread both needles with separate spools (do not twist the threads when threading!).

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How to Use Twin Needle on Your Sewing Machine

Be sure to verify the machine is set to straight stitch. Any zig-zag could break one or both needles!

You also will have to thread the needles manually as the needle threader will not work on twin needles.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread!

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Jun 22, 2017 | Singer Sewing Machines

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Thread breaks on the 2340CV Brother. Doing two needle and the right needle is breaking at the needle. Change needle and retreaded several times


Probably depends what that needle is hitting that is causing it to break. Make sure the presser foot and the needle plate hole are large enough to accommodate the twin needle. Twin needles come in different widths so if yours is too wide, it would break. However, it could be possible that your machine is slightly out of alignment that does not show up until you try to use a twin needle. Also, make sure that your thread is not causing the needle to break--could be misthreading. Some machines have separate guides and tension disks for twin threads. Those that don't have that accommodation may have more difficulty using a twin needle.

Mar 07, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I inserted the twin needle and threaded it. However, I don't know what what stitch I should use.


we have no idea here either try someplace that gives sewing classes locally

Feb 16, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How do I thread my twin needle on my SQ9185 machine correctly so as not to break the needle again. The diagram in the manual is a little "sketchy".


with twin needles

you thread the first needle like you would a single needle and then you thread the 2nd needle then same way

make sure the setting are fixed for a twin needle

Feb 28, 2015 | Brother Sewing Machines

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How do I attach a twin needle post to my Bernina 950


Hello Erina
Sounds like you purchased and wish to use a twin needle which comes as two needles on a single needle shaft, correct? That is terrific and you have a wonderful machine.
Remove the needle in the machine just the same as you have been over the past 2 years. Unscrew the needle clamp screw, pull down on the needle or part of the needle in the machine and insert the new twin needle shaft into the needle bar. Tighten the needle clamp screw and thread the needles using two sources of thread on the top.
If the existing needle post is not coming out of the needle clamp easily, use a pair of pliers to grip and pull down. Cover the sewing surface to ensure that it will not be damaged as the pliers free the needle. If the needle is firmly embeded, you may need to give the pliers a gentle tap with a small hammer.
If using a zig zag stitch make sure that the width does not exceed the twin needle limit; otherwise as the needles swing from side to side they can hit the stitch plate and brake.
Happy Stitching

Oct 23, 2014 | Sewing Machines

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How to adjust placment of twin needle so it doesnt hit edge of bobbin holder?


The needle should not hit the bobbin holder at all. Do you have the needle inserted all the way? If it is too low, it will hit. If you are saying the needle is hitting the sides of the needle plate where the needle goes through, then the needle is too wide for the plate. Either use a narrower twin needle or see is a needle plate with a wider needle hole came with your machine. Some decorative stitches can't be used with a twin needle because the combination of width of stitches and width of needle is too wide. In that case, narrow the stitch width until the needle doesn't hit the needle plate or use a narrower twin needle. I hope I have helped and answered some of your questions. Good luck.

Apr 26, 2014 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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When using twin needles only one line of stitching is stitching normally, the other line is jumping stitches. I have tried rethreading & changed the twin needle. With the first twin needle the left...


now that is strange. check your thread, now take that twin needle and try this, shove it very hard up into the the needle holder. my thought is that it is not up enough. because your problem is exactly what would happen should the twin needle be sitting too low. try shoving it up higher and test again.

Aug 26, 2010 | PfaFF Quilt & Craft Pro 7530

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