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Can I use a twin needle on a Pfaff 2056


Since your machine can do decorative stitches, I would think it can take a twin needle. Just BE SURE you have installed the needle plate with the wide hole for the needle and do NOT set a wider stitch than the twin needle can accommodate on it's widest setting without checking by turning the handwheel--the twin needle will overreach and either hit the presser foot or needle plate and sent needle shards flying!!! The manual should have instructions.

Apr 26, 2018 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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Thread breaks on the 2340CV Brother. Doing two needle and the right needle is breaking at the needle. Change needle and retreaded several times


Probably depends what that needle is hitting that is causing it to break. Make sure the presser foot and the needle plate hole are large enough to accommodate the twin needle. Twin needles come in different widths so if yours is too wide, it would break. However, it could be possible that your machine is slightly out of alignment that does not show up until you try to use a twin needle. Also, make sure that your thread is not causing the needle to break--could be misthreading. Some machines have separate guides and tension disks for twin threads. Those that don't have that accommodation may have more difficulty using a twin needle.

Mar 07, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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I inserted the twin needle and threaded it. However, I don't know what what stitch I should use.


Generally, you would use a straight stitch. Trying a decorative stitch or zig-zag with a twin needle is tricky because the twin needles will hit the presser foot or needle plate if the stitch width is set too wide. Be sure you are using a presser foot with a wide opening.

Stitching Odyssey How to use your twin needle

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A twin needle makes neat pintucks if you have a pintucking foot.

Feb 16, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How can I get touch scareen to respond? Screen stuck on menu with message set for twin needle o.k. (I press o.k. with no response)


If you don't get any response from touching screen when you turn it on, it could be your touch screen needs replacing.

Jun 10, 2014 | Husqvarna Designer I

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How to adjust placment of twin needle so it doesnt hit edge of bobbin holder?


The needle should not hit the bobbin holder at all. Do you have the needle inserted all the way? If it is too low, it will hit. If you are saying the needle is hitting the sides of the needle plate where the needle goes through, then the needle is too wide for the plate. Either use a narrower twin needle or see is a needle plate with a wider needle hole came with your machine. Some decorative stitches can't be used with a twin needle because the combination of width of stitches and width of needle is too wide. In that case, narrow the stitch width until the needle doesn't hit the needle plate or use a narrower twin needle. I hope I have helped and answered some of your questions. Good luck.

Apr 26, 2014 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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Do I use a twin needle with my narrow pintucking foot on my Elna quilter's Dream 2 sewing machine?


if you want to sew pin tucks, then yes, you could use that foot providing the hole is large enough for the two needles to pass through. Twin needles come in 4mm gap and 2.2mm gap so just check that it will fit. When using a twin needle, there is a lot of heat created so it is always important so sew slowly, going too fast will cause the needles to break.

Also, you should check on the twin needle type, modern machines now using a twin which is slightly offset, the block colour is usually a dark brown/red colour. Your machine may have come with a twin needle in the needle selection so take a good look at it and see if it is an offset one, then make sure you buy replacements of the same type.

THe pin tucking foot allows you to keep rows of pintucks lined up, it will have grooves in the base that you can run the previously stitched pintuck through to keep even distances. Best on lightweight fabrics like cottons, lawns, batiste etc. You'd probably go for the narrow 2.2mm twin needle to get a nice fine tuck. I like to press each seam after stitching too to give a sharp tuck.

Oct 20, 2011 | Elna Quilter's Dream 6003Q

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When using twin needles only one line of stitching is stitching normally, the other line is jumping stitches. I have tried rethreading & changed the twin needle. With the first twin needle the left...


now that is strange. check your thread, now take that twin needle and try this, shove it very hard up into the the needle holder. my thought is that it is not up enough. because your problem is exactly what would happen should the twin needle be sitting too low. try shoving it up higher and test again.

Aug 26, 2010 | PfaFF Quilt & Craft Pro 7530

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What foot do I use with the twin needle?


You need to use the zig zag or satin stitch presser foot with the twin needle. You also need to make sure you have the zig zag plate on your machine. Also, remember when using the twin needle, you cannot put your stitch width beyond half way. The best thing to do is once you select the width, turn the handwheel to see where the needle is going to hit, you want to make sure it clears the plate or it will break.

Feb 09, 2009 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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