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  • mokelley Jul 16, 2009

    Sorry about that, I lost what I typed. I have a Viking Emerald 116 and have been trying to free motion sew. This is the 14th quilt I have tried with pretty much the same results. The machine mangles the needle thread after just a few minutes of sewing. Sometimes it breaks. Sometimes when it breaks, it will start sewing again after a few stitches. Sometimes it will just skip stiches so I am left with an inch long stitch. No matter what tension I set it at, the needle thread either feels like there is no tension or is very difficult to pull through--I have tried them ALL! I've taken it back to the shop countless times. I've changed to a better thread, upgraded and changed needles, bought the support tables--you name it. It is far less fussy on straight sewing with either the A foot or the walking foot. I have cleaned the bobbin casing. I have been "taught" how to thread it over and over but it is exactly how I have been doing it. I think this thing is a lemon but I am stuck with it. Can you help?

  • mokelley Jul 16, 2009

    Sorry about that, I lost what I typed. I have a Viking Emerald 116 and have been trying to free motion sew. This is the 14th quilt I have tried with pretty much the same results. The machine mangles the needle thread after just a few minutes of sewing. Sometimes it breaks. Sometimes when it breaks, it will start sewing again after a few stitches. Sometimes it will just skip stiches so I am left with an inch long stitch. No matter what tension I set it at, the needle thread either feels like there is no tension or is very difficult to pull through--I have tried them ALL! I've taken it back to the shop countless times. I've changed to a better thread, upgraded and changed needles, bought the support tables--you name it. It is far less fussy on straight sewing with either the A foot or the walking foot. I have cleaned the bobbin casing. I have been "taught" how to thread it over and over but it is exactly how I have been doing it. I think this thing is a lemon but I am stuck with it. Can you help?

  • mokelley Jul 16, 2009

    How do I do that?

  • mokelley Jul 16, 2009

    I am not sure that the last message was sent because it doesn't show in the list. How do I check or change that?

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Hi, Welcome to FixYa

The needle breaks because of the following reasons

  • A thin needle was used for sewing a heavy weight material.
  • Needle has not been fully inserted into needle bar.
  • Needle clamp screw is loose.
  • Presser foot is not correct one.
  • Presser foot is loose.
  • Pulling on fabric as you sew.
Remedy are
  • Use correct size needle.
  • Properly insert needle.
  • Securely tighten needle clamp screw.
  • Use correct presser foot.
  • Reset presser foot.
  • Do not pull fabric, guide it gently.
The causes of Irregular stitches are
  • Incorrect size needle.
  • Improper threading.
  • Loose upper thread tension.
  • Pulling fabric.
  • Light pressure on presser foot.
  • Loose presser foot.
  • Unevenly wound bobbin.
Remedy
  • Choose correct size needle for thread and fabric.
  • Rethread machine.
  • Tighten upper thread tension.
  • Do not pull fabric; guide it gently.
  • Increase pressure on presser foot.
  • Reset presser foot.
  • Rewind bobbin.
This article gives more insight to the problems of sewing machines go to link
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Posted on Jul 17, 2009

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It the faulty plate on which the needle hits.check it out the hitting speed .

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Please expand on your question.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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