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I have a 700prw I tried to set it up my self and messed the needle placement up I wanted it set at 1/4 of an inch for quilting but the needle is set off center and I can't move it back did I break it

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SOURCE: Needle Thread breaking after about 30 seconds of quilting

Make sure the feed dogs are dropped (or feed dog cover is on - I can't remember which way this machine works). The stitch length on the machine has no function so ignore it. (I set it to zero so the machine doesn't have to work as hard). Hopefully this is all that's wrong. If not, use a shorter setting for the stitch length on the regulator, oil the hook and move slowly and smoothly.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2009

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this is a known issue with the pfaff.....i have just bought the machine and it has thread uptake issues...thread tension issues and it comes unthreaded by itself often...leaving globs of thread on the bottom stuck in the feed dogs and under the throat plate.....then the stitches are not properly balanced because the tension gets too loose on the bobbin thread....very disappointed to find out it is a known issue with all the viking husqvarna made machines...which are pfaff, janome and viking.....sux.

Posted on Apr 01, 2011

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SOURCE: I recently purchased a Janome1600P

Its the frame, its the open metal frame. I have two machines and have the same problem. Heavier thread, changed needles, raised and lowered. Its the frame you need to frame in like a box and it will work or turn it upside down and ask you husband to screw a large piece of plywood to the bottom to make it square and heavier. The frame will continue to float around, we even screwed it to the floor. For three years I had to go without the quilting. Machine works off stand not on.

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SOURCE: needle thread breaks while quilting on machine frame

I posted question about top thread breaking when quilting (using walking foot). Finally solved my problem, my solution may help others. Decrease the presser foot tension to nearly 0. Had tried different threads, tension settings, needles. Nothing worked until I adjusted the presser foot tension. Quilting went like a dream, even through seams ect, also worked for attaching binding.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013

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Does a quarter inch quilting foot come with the machine, if so what does it look like?

If your machine is considered a "quilting" machine, it may have a 1/4" foot included. However, most machines do not include the 1/4" foot. A quarter inch foot looks a lot like a basic presser foot except the edge should be 1/4" away from the needle.

FWIW, you can achieve a 1/4" seam by placing a ruler under the presser foot and gently manually lowering the needle point until it rests on the ruler's 1/4" mark. The ruler's edge would then be exactly 1/4" away from the needle. You can place a piece of painter's tape (on the sewing surface) adjacent to the ruler edge and this would serve as your quarter inch guide.

Even if you decide to purchase a quarter inch foot, in my experience, none of them provide the "scant quarter inch" seam for piecing. Other than marking a scant quarter inch measurement on your sewing machine, achieving it will usually take some testing to determine what constitutes a scant quarter inch on your machine.

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Probably the 1/4" quilting foot. It is designed so it's easier to sew a scant 1/4" seam by aligning the fabric edge to the foot's edge, which is what you need for piecing. Of course, to get it perfectly accurate, you may need to move the needle slightly or figure out where exactly 1/4" from the needle falls on your machine (important if you will be matching points in your piecing). Measuring 1/4" from the needle and then marking with a strip of painter's tape works for some.

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What is the setting for the 1/4" foot

Generally, it is assumed that you set the needle at the center position and align the fabric edge with the edge of the 1/4" foot. However, there is a degree of variance from one machine to another, so it is a matter of testing your machine. For quilt piecing, most often the sewist will have to adjust the fabric position to stitch a "teensy" bit less than the edge of the 1/4" foot. Again, it is a matter of testing your machine and adjusting your fabric. For those with computerized machines with many needle position settings, some sewists are able to adjust the needle one needle position to the right to attain the "perfect" quarter inch.

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This sounds like a stepper motor problem. When you say it will not hold the settings do the feed teeth stop moving? Your feed teeth should be 1mm above the needle plate at the highest setting. Is that working for you?

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I have a janome 1600P, it will not sew without either the top thread breaking or the bobin thread breaking. It will sew for about a quarter of an inch and then the thread breaks, I have changed the bo

My experiences with thread breaking with machine on a quilting frame make me look at the upper tension being set too high, the needle being worn or movement of the machine is too fast. Reduce the upper tension first, then sew in straight lines at first. See if you can sew slowly, in straight lines and reduce the upper tension until the thread stops breaking. If so, try some 1-2 inch circles, again going slowly. If the needle thread is pulling to the back, you will need to increase the upper tension again until the stitches meet in the middle of the fabric. If you can't locate a balanced spot where the needle thread is not pulling to the back side and thread doesn't break, try taking the machine off of the frame and sewing on a table. If it won't sew this way, it needs some professional help. If it does, you will probably save a lot of time taking it in for service, making sure to explain to the repair center that you have problems on a quilting frame, not while sewing normally. When the machine is adjusted to sew normally on a table and you move it to the frame, you will probably need to reduce the tension by 1-2 complete turns of the tension knob.

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