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I'm getting a designer Topaz 40 and was wondering what embroidery thread I use??

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Satin Stitch Problems - Designer SE (similar to the Designer 1)

You should take your machine to a Husqvarna authorized repairman. Suggest checking the grounding of the tension unit stepper motor. Earliest models weren't properly grounded and tension could vary. An authorized repairman should know where to go from there. I don't know of anything that you should attempt on your own.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Designer 1 Embroidery Bobbin problem

Designer 1 bobbin case tension adjustment:
When the bobbin runs out, sometimes it bends the bobbin case tension spring. Then tension is too light. Take the bobbin case out of the machine. Tie the loose bobbin thread to the Designer 1 needle plate. Insert the bobbin in the bobbin case. Here’s the tricky part set the bobbin case on the table as if it’s in the machine (Bobbin is visible and sitting horizontal to table top) threaded as if sewing and loose end tied to needle plate (that is removed from the machine). Lift the bobbin case off the table rotate it so that the flat side of the bobbin are vertical to the table and no longer horizontal. Have the bobbin case oriented so that the thread coming out of the bobbin case sprint (slot area where it is put for sewing) is at the top. Lift it high enough that the needle plate is lifted from the table. It should not release thread unless you shake it gently and then a very small amount of thread. The needle plate is the exact weight resistance your bobbin case should have on the thread.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: bobbin thread shows on top of machine embroidery

You are not getting bobbin tension somehow. Either not threaded correctly in the assembly or it needs to be adjusted tighter.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: designer 1 breaks thread when doing embroidery

There could be many reasons for this. Here are some things to check:

Keep an eye on the thread as it spools off the reel when you are embroidering. It's always tempting to watch the embroidery - which is incredible and fascinating and mesmerising - but that won't help you discover if the problem is how the thread is unwinding. Thread breakage is often caused by the thread not reeling of cleanly - it gets caught on a rough bit of the spool, or loops and gets caught in the tension discs or it flips out of the first thread guide straight after the thread spool. Some of the softer rayon emb. threads tend to fall off their reel and this can cause problems too. Check all those things. There are ways of dealing with any of these problems, just ask.

If it is polyester embroidery thread- when you are threading, pass the thread through the take-up lever (the hook bit above the needle that goes up and down) from left-to-right instead of right-to-left.

Put in a new needle. Make sure the needle is the right size for the thread you are using. There are special Embroidery needles, but I generally have no problems using a Universal 80/12 provided I am using regular embroidery threads (rayon or polyester, 40 or 35 wt).

Check that the bobbin thread is "clicked" into its tension slot.

Take off the needle plate and check that there is not a rough bit on the needle hole. There should be a nick at the front - that's normal - but any other roughness needs to be smoothed away with a crocus cloth (which I don't have, but find the rough side of a nail file followed by the smooth side does a reasonable job instead). While you've got the needle plate off, take out the bobbin case and clean all the fluff out of the area below the bobbin case.

Tip the machine back or lay it on its back and look up the needle shaft. Is there a pile of broken thread up there? It is really hard to get a good look up there, but you might be lucky. If there is some thread caught there, use long-nosed tweezers to get it out - or any other long, thin thing you can think of. Make sure your machine is turned OFF while you do this. Use a torch to help you see.

When you finish with one colour thread, cut it just after the reel and pull the thread end through from the needle. That way you are never pulling the furry ends of thread back through the tension discs.

Use a length of UNWAXED dental floss and clean out the top tension discs by running in several times from right to left through both top discs. Floss out the bobbin tension slot too while you are at it.

Is it just one particular thread that keeps breaking or any thread you use? Sometimes one thread is a rogue and you are never going to tame it. Cut your losses, save yourself some grief and throw it away.

Hope something here helps you.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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SOURCE: My Singer Embroidery machine works wonderfully on

HI,
Did you make sure that you raised the feed dogs? There is a sliding button on the front that you have to move sideways to let the feedogs come up. If not the fabric is not being move right and that may be the reason of the wrong stitching.
Also, are you oiling your machine appropriate?

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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Hi, and welcome to FixYa. If I understand your problem, the needle goes in and out of your fabric, and the embroidery hoop moves, but the machine does not actually start embroidering your design right away....did I get it right? If have time to answer a few questions, I can give more accurate instructions.

  1. How long have you had your machine?
  2. How long have you been doing machine embroidery?
  3. Do you have a manual for your machine?
  4. Look at the back side of your design - do you see lots of bobbin thread, or hardly any?
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YIKES - what a nightmare! We can approach your problem two ways, but to determine whether the problem is your machine or your design, I need to know if you have been using one design, or if you've tried to embroidery several different designs and are getting threadbreaks about every 10,000 stitches, no matter what design, needle, thread, and bobbin you use.

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  • Your design might be the problem. Some designs have WAY to many stitches. If you haven't already, choose several different designs with different styles - for example, a monogram, a design that is mostly satin stitches, a design that is mostly straight stitches, and so on. Sew one or all over and over so you determine whether your thread will continue to break about every 10,000 stitches.
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  1. Is the machine brand new, or new to you?
  2. Do you have your manual?
  3. Do you been embroidering by machine for a while, or are you just learning?
  4. Does this problem occur with every design you sew, or is it one particular design that you are having trouble with?
  5. How many total stitches are in the design you are trying ot sew?
  6. What kind of thread are you using (rayon, poly, sewing?)
  7. Did you buy the machine from a dealer, and if so, does it have a warranty?
  8. Have you taken lessons on how to use your machine for both sewing and embroidery?
  9. Are you familiar with embroidery backings, needles, and threads and how to choose which to use for a particular project?


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