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I have a Pfaff 463 6/01 I need needles and cotton for it cause im sewing horse rugs, now is the cotton the same for heavy rugs (canvas) Light rugs ( cotton)

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You probably want to use upholstery thread vs the regular thread used for sewing garments, etc.

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Your hook/needle timing is off and it needs to be seen by a technician before you damage the hook. Some dealers can do a 24 hour repair for an additional charge.
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Posted on Jun 09, 2008

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You don't have the thread in the take up lever or it is not in the tension. Rethread it , Pull the thread through the tension assembly and test it to make sure the tension is working correctly.
(To do this test, adjust your tension setting to normal or medium or 5 or something in the middle. Raise the presser foot and pull the thread through the tension. It should pull easily!! Lower the presser foot and pull the thread. It should pull noticeably harder.) If it passes this test, continue up through the take up lever,then down through the thread guides to the needle. Make sure your needle is fully inserted and turned the correct way.
set your tension to 5 and try it.
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Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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Hello make sure that the needle is a front or side loading in the needle bar. the easiest way is to tell take the the needle with the flat side turn to the right or the left and see if it sides in either way hope this helps

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Thread shred. Pfaff 463. Using 120/19 new needle. And Sunguard Anti-wick UVR bonded polyester thread for marine canvas. Why is my thread shredding?


From my past sewing experience (not an industrial machine), the thread will shred if the needle/thread/fabric are incompatible. Could be the canvas is too coarse and is wearing on the thread like sandpaper. Remember, the thread/needle will penetrate over 10 times before that section of thread actually forms a stitch, so that's a lot of friction going on. In regular sewing, a top-stitch needle has a larger scarf which acts to protect the thread, however, not sure that is a choice for your machine.

http://www.upholster.com/upholstery-forum/index.php?topic=11340.0;wap2

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May 19, 2017 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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My janome 9000 sewing machine has stopped working 3 times when I sewed over heavy material. What s wrong with machine.


Did you take it for service? If so, the technician should be able to tell you what was wrong and what probably caused it.

If you didn't take it for service, how were you able to get it to sew again? Could be the fabric was too heavy for the needle and caused the needle to bend. It could be knocking your machine out of time. Be sure to use a heavy needle like a #16 or #18 (and for most fabrics try a "sharp" like microtex, top stitch, leather needle) and sew slowly with heavy fabric. Perhaps the fabric is too heavy for your sewing machine. I sew heavy fabric like vinyl, canvas, etc but I use an old metal mechanical machine that I can help along by turning the handwheel when the going gets tough.

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I have a Pfaff hobby 1200. When I try to quilt ( it is on an Inspira frame) it sews fine on the top but the bottom side is all loopy. What are the correct tension #'s I can use? I use cotton thread.


It could be a variety of things. Be sure you are using a brand new sharp needle (try a topstitch, embroidery, or microtex needle on woven cotton). Be sure the needle eye is large enough to accommodate the thread weight. Different needles have a different scarf (the groove that is on the back of the needle that runs up from the needle eye). A larger scarf will protect the thread and keep the thread from hanging up on the fabric when the needle is withdrawn from the fabric.

http://www.schmetzneedles.com/all-about-needles/

Also, the upper tension may be too loose if it is still showing loops under the fabric.

Another cause is the fabric being stretched too tight on the frame causing trampolining.
http://www.kimmyquilt.com/tensioning-the-quilt.htm

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Is pfaff hobbymatic a heavy duty machine?


The term "heavy duty" sewing machine is thrown about loosely lately. There are new machines (including Pfaff, Singer, etc) for sale advertised as "heavy duty," but I would be hesitant to stitch denim jean hems on them. The Pfaff 807, which appears to be an older mechanical, is probably more "heavy duty" than some newer machines on the market. However, "heavy duty" does not mean that you can sew big canvas sailcloth or heavy upholstery projects. A domestic machine (which the Pfaff 807 is) is really meant for general domestic sewing. If you want to sew "heavy duty" fabric, then look to an industrial machine. Remember that frequent sewing of heavy fabric takes a toll on a domestic machine, ie the motor, needlebar, other working parts, thus hastening the demise of your machine and the more frequent need for service & repair.

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What is the thickest gage thread can I use on my 1475creative pfaff machine


the gauge of thread is controlled by the eye of the needle
if it will not go through the eye of the needle it is too big to use
with threads in use ,it is not always the gauge of the thread but the strength of the thread in use
there are cotton threads that are quite heavy in gauge but when compared to more technically advanced threads of smaller gauge are not as strong
I use a thread that is UV stabilized when sewing shade cloth and it is no larger than standard cotton thread , but it will cut the fingers before it will break
find yourself a sewing product retail/ wholesale shop and talk with the people about the range of threads, needles and sizes and what each one is used for

Sep 17, 2015 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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How is xr1300 on light canvas and denim


I just used it the other day on light canvas and denim is my next thing! Make sure you purchase a heavy duty/denim needle and the right thread and you are all set!!!

It was a breeze and I haven't sewn in YEARS :-)

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Trouble shooting sewing heavy fabrics


Sounds to me as if you didn't drop your foot.

Jul 07, 2012 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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I have a Mini Ultra machine. Sometimes when I am sewing a heavy weight fabric the needle jams -- that is, it hits the plate instead of going through the opening. What is wrong and what can I do?


Most likely reason is the needle is bending. Try using a thicker needle. Heavyweight fabrics such as denim, duck and canvas. Use a 90/14 or a 100/16 needle if sewing on these fabrics; a lighter 70/10 or 80/12 if sewing on cotton. Singer codes this with a blue top.



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Apr 16, 2011 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Heavy material feed dog


To the very best of my knowledge (and I've been full time as a manager / owner in my family sewing machine sales / service business for almost 30 years (with many more part-time before that), I know of no "heavy material" feed dog that has been available for the Pfaff 130. Please keep in mind that the 130, while pretty heavy duty (especially compared to many of today's machines), was never manufactured or intended to be heavy duty in the sense of sewing heavy items such as uphaolstery fabrics (canvas, nagahide, etc.). It was produced with the intent of being a reliable household (non-commercial / industrial) machine with the purpose of sewing light-to-moderate heavy metrails. What exactaly are you trying to sew that leads you to the request of using "heavy material" feed dogs or that you feel Pfaff produced / manufactured such an item?

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