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Chaining off with coverstitch
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Date: 8/21/13 9:21 AM

I have tried to chain off in the coverstitch mode but its not working. I talked to my dealer and she said not to pull the fabric. It's still not working. I get about 6-8 stitches that will chain off and then it just turns into a tangled mess. Anyone else with this machine have the same problem? How much am I supposed to be able to chain off before it stops?

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Date: 8/21/13 12:00 PM

You should be able to chain off for hours...or until the thread runs out.

What I do: coverstitch across some fabric, and then a few stitches before leaving the fabric, turn the stitch length to 4 and continue to sew.

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Date: 8/21/13 12:07 PM

Another thing to try; do some csing, and then end the stitching by locking it:

-raise the needles by turning the handwheel towards you, as if you're going to take another stitch forward.

-raise the presser foot.

-swipe something thin underneath the raised presser foot, from front to back, catching the needle threads and pull towards you until you have a large loop of threads.

-Cut the thread loops and then pull the fabric straight back until the needle threads are pulled to the bottom of the fabric.

-Cut the remaining looper thread.

(This is how I end my coverstitching; the needle threads and looper are now all on the back side of the fabric, and the stitching is locked and will not unravel.)

Now the looper thread, as well as the needle threads, are under the foot and ready to sew.

Now take a few stitches on some fabric, change the length to 4, and steadily chain off the fabric and keep chaining.

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Date: 8/21/13 3:09 PM

Thanks Lynnrowe. I actually end this way but sometimes I just want to chain off and it doesn't work for me. I'll try your method and see if that helps.

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Date: 8/21/13 3:25 PM

Hmm..... Changing the stitch length to 4 worked. I'm completely baffled as to why this works........Seems odd to me but I'll take it. Thanks Lynn!
-- Edited on 8/21/13 3:30 PM --

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Date: 8/21/13 3:49 PM

When I know I want to chain off, first I bring the looper thread up (stitch then sweep under the foot etc). For me that just seems to ensure the chaining off will work really well.

It's been a very long time since I opened mine, but I think the owner's manual does say to change length to 4 for chaining off. So no credit to me, lol!

So glad to hear it's working for you, YAY!!!

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Date: 10/7/13 4:38 PM

From the Evolution Manual:

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To Chain-Off of the Fabric
Chain/Cover stitches-

1. At the end of the seam, change the stitch length to 4 and chain needle tension set at a range from 2 to 0.

2. Let the thread flow from the back of the foot 2-4 inches without pulling.

3. Start the seam by placing the fabric under the front of the foot.

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