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I bought a seam binding foot for my Designer 1 and have no instructions. I have tried to use it but can't seem to get it to work. Could somebody instruct me please

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Not sure just what foot you have. Was it a genuine HV foot or a generic brand? Could you describe in more detail what the foot looks like and what it is supposed to do. There are lots of videos on YouTube showing how various feet work and you might find what you need there.

Posted on Aug 11, 2010

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What foot and setting do I need to sew strips of bias binding together.


If you are sewing bias strips end to end, any foot would work. A 1/4" seam allowance is probably fine. You'll probably just need to cut the ends @ 45 degree angles and match them up before stitching. Sewing them at 90 degree angles creates a big bulk of fabric whereas 45 degree angles spread the bulk out when applied to your cushion fabric.

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Whenever your bobbin won’t come off any Viking, Designer 1 included, it’s because it wound too tight. This is how you know. It went on easy! To get it off, don’t pry, slowly unwind all thread, it will change shapes and let go of the bobbin winder. My favorite way to wind a bobbin on a Viking is to thread the machine through the needle and go under the foot then up to the bobbin winder (it has to be under the foot or it winds too tight. If it still winds too tight, lay your thread down instead of standing it up, the weight of the thread can increase tension on the winding process also check that you use a spool cap as large as or slightly larger than your spool. If it still winds tight. I’ll explain what bad thread can do.

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The designer 1 is susceptible to static electricity. They sell static removers for electronics. Try that 1st. Don’t spray your machine, just the rag and wipe the machine. Endust for electronics makes a pump spray and you can even use it on the screen (DONT spray the screen). Then try to recalibrate the screen in the set menu. If you can’t get into the set menu keep trying until you can otherwise, there is a way to get into the service mode to set it.

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Does the presser foot move at all when the machine is first turned on?
Do the needle and feed teeth calibrate when the machine is first turned on?
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Check Janice Henning's site sewmuch4retirement.com...look under Tips, Designer 1 Tips, Item 1 (which is at the bottom of the list).  Jan has easy instructions and a nice photo.

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