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My machine has to go back to the shop AGAIN!!
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Date: 1/6/13 10:08 PM



When I was making the black and red quilt, I used a too small needle and it bent sideways and JAMMED into the bobbin case.

I could tell there was something not quite right after that, but it still sewed OK on straight seams, and I even made those last 4 appliques, and it was still OK. Every once in a while it would miss a stitch, but nothing truly bad.

But the thread cutter didn't work every time. I made a few embroidered snowflakes, and had some MAJOR thread breakage issues with the metallic thread. Again the thread cutter wasn't working right, and when you have a machine that cuts the threads for you, having a sketchy thread cutter sucks!

So, today I was making a blanket for Project Linus, and using the decorative stitches, and the stitch quality got worse and worse and worse. I checked the thread and it was wrapped TIGHT around the spool pin, stuck!

After that she was DONE behaving and stitching nicely. I took the bobbin case out and cleaned it A G A I N!!! and there were so many thread bits from the snowflakes in there, and the thread cutter is toast. Not even where it's supposed to be anymore.

I told my husband it MUST BE HANDLED TOMORROW!! I am not kidding, I want my machine WORKING properly.

I am seriously glad I got a second machine! I would go absolutely INSANE with no way to sew the quilt I am working on!

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Date: 1/6/13 10:13 PM

Bummer, Cat, I am sorry.

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Date: 1/6/13 10:23 PM

Thanks for the hug Barb! Boy do I need it!

I mean, I KNOW it's my fault. I have a habit of sewing with the top shut, if it was open I would have noticed the thread was wrapping around the pin! I usually use normal spools of thread, but these are the Isacord bigger spools/mini cones.

I KNEW it was bad news when that needle jammed into the bobbin case, the "motor overload" warning is NEVER a good thing!

Uggggg I just want everything to be perfect when I sew, as crazy and unrealistic as I KNOW that is!

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Date: 1/6/13 10:25 PM

That IS a bummer. Hope it gets fixed SOON.

And yes, glad you have another machine!

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Date: 1/6/13 10:49 PM

So sorry, Cat! I know that machine is your baby! Good that you have a back-up, but I know it's no substitute for your Creative 4.0.

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Date: 1/6/13 10:50 PM

CAT!!!!

omg yes, so glad you got the 2nd machine just for this!! I know, when we sit to RELAX and sew it better go well, or the relaxing part isn't there argh!!

Feeling your pain hon

Hope your mechanic doesn't need to order too many parts to get it purring again

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Date: 1/6/13 11:18 PM

I knew you guys would understand.

I am just SO glad I have my back up machine AND I KNOW it sews well and I won't have any issues piecing an already started quilt on it.

Princess BETTER get her issues fixed though, because she is SO SWEET and I have some embroidery projects lined up for her!

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Date: 1/6/13 11:53 PM

This is the reason why I had to have a good back up machine also. When you sew everyday, there are bound to be times that the machine is in the shop and it is really frustrating to sew on a machine that does not have the features that you are accustomed to. However I think today's machines end up in the shop way too often so I will whine with you. My Elna 740 has been in the shop for weeks now - thank goodness I bought the QE4 as my back up.

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Date: 1/7/13 0:06 AM

Yes, well we have been warning everyone here that you must have at least 20 machines as back up in case things like this happen!!!! Now we all know it is not SMAD but there is a very good and practical reason for buying two of every machine...and everything else for that matter.
Take that machine in and while it's being fixed get another!!!!

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Date: 1/7/13 1:21 AM

This is why I have nine machines--one main machine with eight backups....

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