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I have the pfaff 18.8 and qbot... I am having a

I have the pfaff 18.8 and qbot... I am having a very difficult time finding needles and bobbins. Also, I have no operator's manuals. Can you help?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Needle hits the bobbin casing.

check to see the bobbin is in correctly first, is the needle in the centre?

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: How do you connect Qbot to a Pfaff 18/8

Don't put the blame on the equipment and instruction manuals. Put the blame on the dealer that sold you the equipment. That is who should be ultimately responsible to you to make sure that everything is working together properly.

Most reputable dealers will have some type of support for you if you are having a problem using products that they sold you.

Now, in your dealer's defense, if you refused to include set up and support in your purchase in order to negotiate a lower price, or, you purchased from multiple dealers or (heaven forbid) online, you are now on your own unless you can get a knowledgeable person to adopt you.

Many dealers are willing to forgive your transgressions of getting the best price if you will purchase a set up package even if you purchased elsewhere. Remember, we make a living selling machines and keeping our clients happy. If a shopper purchases anywhere the product is cheaper and then we spend our time offering free service, we go broke and our loyal clients are left out.

Remember two things:
1. Build a relationship with a reputable dealer and they will take care of you.

2. Shop for that reputable dealer first, shop for a make and model second. If you don't have a reputable dealer, the brand name means nothing.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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SOURCE: I am using black bobbin threaad with white needle

In my experience, I can adjust the tension on my older machines (like my Singer Featherweights so that the needle thread will not show at all on the underside of the fabric (and the bobbin thread will not show at all on the top)--but I've found it nearly impossible to get the same degree of control on my newer (computerized) machines. It always seems that there is a touch of the needle thread showing on the bottom and a touch of the bobbin thread showing on top.

I'm not familiar with the MegaQuilter but I'd just keep playing with your tension control to get it as fine as possible.

Good luck!

Robbie

Posted on Aug 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Pfaff Varimatic 6085 purchased June 2001. Second

a bent needle can cause this, or you have a hook to needle timing problem. something could hve worked loose.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Pfaff Varimatic 6085 purchased June 2001. Second

Many users also had the similar bobbin locking problems. I suggest you to order the following product:
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Good luck.

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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Most reputable dealers will have some type of support for you if you are having a problem using products that they sold you.

Now, in your dealer's defense, if you refused to include set up and support in your purchase in order to negotiate a lower price, or, you purchased from multiple dealers or (heaven forbid) online, you are now on your own unless you can get a knowledgeable person to adopt you.

Many dealers are willing to forgive your transgressions of getting the best price if you will purchase a set up package even if you purchased elsewhere. Remember, we make a living selling machines and keeping our clients happy. If a shopper purchases anywhere the product is cheaper and then we spend our time offering free service, we go broke and our loyal clients are left out.

Remember two things:
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