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HUSQVARNA LILY HOW TO PUT THE COVER OVER THE THREAD

I HAVE A NEW COVER FLAP IT HAS PICTURES ON IT WITH THE DIFFERENT STITCHES ON IT BUT AM NOT SURE HOW TO PUT IT ON

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The cover may have come with or without the hinges. These snap on to the cover. If they have become disconnected you may need to remove the covers on the machine to reconnect. Two screws on the back one on the operators left and 4 on the bottom. Then apply the secret slap to take the rear cover off.

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Make sure the presser foot is in the up position. This will open up the tension disks. It takes a lot of patience to remove imbedded thread. Use tweezers to grab the thread. Rock the handwheel backwards and forwards to help release the thread. If all that fails, have it cleaned by an authorized Husqvarna Viking dealer. You can find your nearest dealer at the viking website - http://www.huqvarnaviking.com/us

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If it were my machine I would pull the back cover for better access to the rotating shaft and remove the remaining thread. If the thread works its way into the shaft bearings you will have a real mess.

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Not sure if I can help, but it may have to do with the heavy thread as well as the fabric and needle combination. If the fabric is thick or tightly woven, be sure to use a brand new sharp needle. (If the fabric is tightly woven (like Batik), a thicker thread may present a problem.) In your case, if using a heavier thread, perhaps a top-stitch needle would be beneficial since it has a bigger scarf to protect the thread. With the heavier thread in the top, the top tension will need to loosened. BUT, if you loaded the heavier thread in the bobbin, the bobbin tension will need to be adjusted to accommodate the thread thickness. However, remember that if you adjust the bobbin tension for this project, you will most likely need to readjust it for the next project using different materials.

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I have a Viking/Lisa Model. I am having trouble with my tension and I am not sure if it is the top or bottom. My bobbin thread is all of the sudden too loose.


I just bought a Viking Lisa, and also had to adjust the tension. Use the manual to make sure you've threaded the machine correctly and put the bobbin in correctly. (I wasn't getting the bobbin thread the way it needed to be.) Then gradually increase the tension on the dial inside the top cover, checking the bobbin stitches every two inches, ending up on about 4 1/2. If this doesn't take care of the problem completely, gradually increase the side tension dial, and between adjustments on both dials, you should end up where the stitches look good. Also make sure to use cotton thread; mine doesn't like polyester thread. :o)

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I am sewing a knit fabric on my Lily 540 and it is skipping stitches like crazy. I have tried adjusting the tension and the stitch length with no success. seem to always have a hard time with getting even...


It sounds like you may be using the wrong needle. For knit fabric you need a ball point needle in order for it to sew correctly. A regular sharp type needle can cause the stitches to skip. Also make sure you have the right size for the type of fabric. Lighter weight fabric needs smaller size needle and thicker types need bigger sized needles.

Also make sure you have the right presser foot and the right pressure on the presser foot to get nice even stitches. A roller foot helps when sewing knit fabrics.

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The problem is never the bobbin when you have this problem. It's the top thread. Take the thread off the top of the machine and rethread the top. Make sure the small tension dial is on 4 or 5 (the larger dial on the front left is for the pressure on the foot, not the thread tension.) After you thread the machine, put the pressure foot down but NOT on the thread. Then pull gently toward the back of the machine. When you do, the needle should bend slightly backwards before the thread comes through the machine. If it pulls with no resistance you could simply have "fluff" or remants of thread between your tension discs. If you do, put the dial on zero and using an old needle, clean between the discs and try threading the machine again with the "pull test" I described earlier.
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I need more info.
>Where is your presser fooot pressure set(1-9) it should be around 4?
>How fast are you free motioning (faster is better? from 1-10 10 being full speed.
>Is your bobbin threaded correctly (I need to cover the basics.)?
>Never never use a needle smaller than a 90/14 for free motion (I know everyone's an expert...but trust me)
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