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R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Sewing Machines:
"A sewing machine???"
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Singer Sewing Machines:
"Difficult to say without more information. It could be the flannel fabric is too thick."
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q:
"Hm, wondering if it could be the presser foot pressure setting. Most machines have this..."
sewing machine timing"
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Elna Sewing Machines:
"Instruction Manual Elna 6004
There are other sites listed in a search, but they are not..."
"The needle and feed dogs should not move while winding the bobbin (this is a safety..."
"Probably the belt is slipping. It could need to be tightened, but if it is old and..."
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Husqvarna Freesia 425:
"Difficult to say.
Might try installing a brand new needle.
Remove the top thread,..."
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Kenmore Sewing Machines:
"Hm, when was the last time the machine had a thorough clean and oil? These old machines..."
"If it is an older mechanical machine, it's possible the machine has seized due to old oil..."
"First, ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread.
Second, install a..."
"A #16 needle seems pretty big for FMQ. Are you also getting pin holes in the fabric? Try..."
"A walking foot would be helpful especially for quilting where there are multiple layers of..."
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Bernina Sewing Machines:
"Take it for service."
"Instructions are not available without the pattern. You would have the purchase a..."
"When the needle broke, it probably knocked the machine out of time or possibly caused a..."
Make Model threading
Make Model manual"
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Janome Sewing Machines:
Make Model error code EF"
Make Model service manual
FWIW, service manuals are difficult to find as..."
"Don't recognize the model number. Need to know the machine brand.
Most machines take a..."
"Make sure the feed dogs have not been dropped for darning. Check that the stitch length..."
"Instructions are not available separate from the pattern."
R.A. Ellis posted an answer for this Bernina BERNETTE 65 Mechanical Sewing Machine:
"If it's a mechanical machine, it could be seizing due to old, dried out oil. How long..."
"Try a ball point needle which is for stretch fabrics. Using the wrong needle can cause..."
"This is the sewing category."
"Set the stitch length setting higher."
"You need to tell us the make & model machine."
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