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Was sewing a quilt together...machine was doing fine. Then it just stopped.. tried a different fabric and it sews fine

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Try a different needle, you may have to the wrong size and your machine is working to hard to overcome it, maybe overheating.

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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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To do free motion quilting on most machines, install a darning foot or free motion quilting foot, drop the feed dogs, set the machine to straight stitch. (Because FMQ requires you to manually maneuver the fabric, stitch length is moot.) If your machine has the feature, setting it to Needle Down will also help. When you stop sewing, the needle will stop while penetrating the fabric. This prevents you from accidentally moving the fabric while trying to adjust before sewing again.

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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 A larger scarf will protect the thread and keep the thread from hanging up on the fabric when the needle is withdrawn from the fabric.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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professional machines are only better at sewing thicker fabrics-faster theyowever have difficulties doing fine work (there not made for that) I like the old Viking machines , and you cant discount the old sears machines as well , in fact unless there is an obvious flaw with them (bent parts), I cant see why they cant sew straight stitches , try using one of those stick on reference line tapes to help the operator guide the fabric straighter into the machine

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When stitching together a quilt sandwich, it is recommended to use a walking foot on your machine. The walking foot moves the upper fabric in conjunction with the feed dogs. Sometimes, if the quilt sandwich is not too thick, a roller foot can also help but may not be sufficient for a quilt sandwich.
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You may also check the presser foot pressure on your machine. This regulates the amount of pressure the presser foot applies to the fabric and the feed dogs. If the pressure is too strong, it will tend to push the upper layers of fabric, creating a bubble look. If the pressure is too loose, there is not enough pressure for the feed dogs to physically pull entire quilt sandwich under the presser foot.
(The pressure is adjustable depending on the types of fabric and thicknesses being sewn.)
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I am using my walking foot to stitch in the ditch my quilt. The foot is not pulling my fabric through consistently.


The quilted fabric may be too thick for the walking foot to move along smoothly. Try using a zipper foot which is much slimmer and can get close to the line of stitching.

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Hm, just guessing here.

Have you checked to make sure the walking foot (u-shaped) bar is still attached to the needle bar? Are the feed dogs still in the up position and operating like they should?

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Something else that I've run across in my sewing adventures is that walking feet need periodic oiling to keep them operating. Just manipulate the walking foot with your hands and watch where there are moving joints. Then apply a small drop of good quality sewing machine oil to each joint. Work it in and then wipe off the excess so it won't stain your fabric.

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