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My machine is constantley eating fabric, I had it worked on and it still jams and eats fabric.

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I would take it back to where I bought it and ask them to show me how to stop this problem. It looks like an expensive machine. If, that is not possible, try putting some decent weight not sheer tear away stabilizer, I have even used printer paper underneath the hoop. Also, check your bobbin, do you have a plastic one? I used to have a machine that jammed all of the time until I was able to get a metal bobbin and no more problem. You can take one of your bobbins into a sewing center and see if they can match you up with one of the metal styles. Good luck

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