SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
 

Forum > Sewing Machines > Anyone use a ZZ industrial? ( Moderated by Sharon1952, EleanorSews)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Anyone use a ZZ industrial?
Free motion designs?
PortlandMaine
star
PortlandMaine  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Maine USA
Member since 1/29/11
Posts: 2233
Send Message

      



Date: 8/21/13 8:20 PM

I used to thread paint with ZZ machines - that is why I liked Pfaff machines - a few years ago they had more 9mm at better prices -

But, has anyone used an industrial to do thread painting in free motion before? Ive seen some industrial machines with a 12 mm throw - 12 mm at 3000 spm could paint some fabric pretty fast!

------
Quilting up a storm!

cruzer2013
cruzer2013
Intermediate
Member since 8/11/13
Posts: 389
online now
Send Message

      



In reply to PortlandMaine <<


Date: 8/21/13 8:28 PM

I think the Singer 20U had 12 mm. And maybe the Bernina 217 could be had that way. Never sewed on them other than after service stitch out.

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3443
Send Message

      



Date: 8/22/13 6:44 AM

If you had a Singer 20U with 12mm width, then you even have a choice of having your knee lever be to raise the pressure foot, or control your zig zag width. Having it control the zig zag width with your knee, leaving your hands free, would be good.

Go watch this guy, and see how he's doing it.

http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3833/video-manuels-free-motion-embroidery-technique


That way he gets to keep both hands on the fabric and use his leg for width control at the same time. He is using a Juki and not a Singer, but same idea.
-- Edited on 8/22/13 6:51 AM --

beauturbo
beauturbo
Advanced
California USA
Member since 5/2/09
Posts: 3443
Send Message

      



Date: 8/22/13 7:08 AM

My 1950's Necchi Super Nova home machines were actually made with a hole in the front of the machine bed, (and even some other old Necchi's have the same hole in the bed) to supposedly do that with too and in that case there was supposedly a contraption, which was an extra order device called a "Necchi No. 905 Tapering
Device" that fit into that hole, as a several part metal extension piece for your knee, and had a joint on it, and a clamp that actually just attached to sliding thumb bight width lever on the machine, so you could use your knee, to do that, instead of having to have one hand on the width lever and sliding it.

I used to want one of those, but eventually gave up, I actually think they may not even have been really produced at all.

Unfortunate though, even though that "Necchi No. 905 Tapering
Device" was pictured as order-able item, and attached to a Necchi Super Nova, in some old 1950's USA Necchi/Elna Catalogs at the time, I don't think anyone had/has ever seen one of those things in person though. I kind of think maybe they were going to be sold, and then it did not work out, as they just did not work very good, or possibly they actually made some, and sold some in Italy, but never ended up getting into the USA at all back then. But sometimes when some attachment or such is hard to find, it also just really means it was not sold or not for very long, just even because it did not work too great even.
-- Edited on 8/22/13 7:10 AM --

PortlandMaine
star
PortlandMaine  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Maine USA
Member since 1/29/11
Posts: 2233
Send Message

      



Date: 8/22/13 12:40 PM

Great link - thank you!

He does really interesting things with the knee lift - I dont think I need that -- but I would love the speed.

I have tried a few different ways of FMQ with no foot on. His way with stabilizer and a hoop seems good!

------
Quilting up a storm!

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview

printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on PatternReview.com. If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Sewing Machines >> Anyone use a ZZ industrial?

 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Sewing Basics
Sewing Basics

Register

Altering Jackets
Altering Jackets

Register

McCall's 5433

photo
by: mhoutz

Review
Sewing Workshop Ann's Cardigan & Tank

Sewing Workshop Ann's Cardigan & Tank

Buy Now
Petite Plus 501 Pattern

Petite Plus 501 Pattern

Buy Now
BurdaStyle Magazine 03-2013-107

photo
by: grays08

Review

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2014 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.