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Date: 10/15/13 10:59 PM

I recently (a month ago) bought sapphire 875Q. When I decided to buy a new machine, I was considering baby lock symphony and sapphire 875Q. For some reason, my dealer, who has both brands dealership, encouraged to buy 875Q explaining good features about it. I think it is my mistake that I didn't check out symphony well and bought 875Q. I got show price on this machine with extended table and quilting foot set (I am not sure those are already included in the machine).
Anyway, I use this machine everyday and had a couple problems so far.
The biggest problem: I am making my stitch samples. I am trying all stitches that this machine has (170 stitches). I found that when it comes to dense, the it gets stuck and stitches one same spot and make a big knob! There are several kinds of stitches that have this problem.

Does anybody use same machine and have same problem?
Should I change the machine? Is symphony better choice?

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Date: 10/15/13 11:25 PM

Are you using the recommended foot for the decorative stitches? The suitable foot for decorative stitches has a channel cut underneath to allow the build-up of thread to pass.

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Date: 10/15/13 11:28 PM

The machine screen shows that I need to use foot b, which is a decorative stitch food. Is there something else?

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Date: 10/15/13 11:35 PM

Probably not it then, if you're using the recommended foot. Maybe too thick thread in the bobbin? Maybe dull needle pushing fabric down into the stitch opening? Just guesses, I don't own a Viking.

The 875Q is reputedly a good model, so there's sure to be an answer.

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Date: 10/15/13 11:40 PM

Thank you for the advice. I will check out my foot storage and see what I can find.

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Date: 10/16/13 0:47 AM

I've heard lots of people recommend using stabilizer for some of the decorative satin stitches on various machines. Have you tried that?

and yes, needle, thread type, maybe a bobbin thread in the bottom instead of matching thread, even maybe a thinner thread in the top too depending on the look you're after. Lots of variables to try.

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Date: 10/16/13 5:35 AM

I own a 875Q and love it. I have never had this problem. I would recommend going back to the dealer and find out what is wrong. Sometimes just a telephone call will do it.

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Date: 10/16/13 8:05 AM

It sometimes happens on my machine too, even with the decorative stitch foot, some of the stitches just have a lot of thread build-up. I am considering buying the candlewick foot, it has a deeper channel underneath the foot; that should do the trick.

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Date: 10/16/13 11:20 AM

The screen will recommend using stabilizer on certain stitches, along with the correct foot. There is a hump-jumper included with your machine to get over the thick spots. It really does work. Congratulations on your new machine! I had the Brother version of the Symphony before I got my 875Q and I like the ergonomics of this machine better.

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Date: 10/16/13 11:24 AM

Also, call the dealer for pointers! Support is a major reason you bought this machine at a dealers! Do they have an owners class? Take it if they do.

Most machines have a setting to make these sorts of stitches denser or less dense...check the manual.

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