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Auto fix and thread cutter functions
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Date: 6/12/14 6:15 PM

I have a Viking Opal 670 that I just bought. In the settings it seems that you can set it to auto fix and cut at the end of a seam. Iíve selected it but I donít know what I need to do to get it to work without pushing the cut button. Does anyone have this machine and use this feature?

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Date: 6/12/14 9:49 PM

I'm not familiar with it, but there's a youtube video on it from Village Sewing and I've found their videos about the various Pfaffs to be extremely helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVL5ZQKD4fQ

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Date: 6/12/14 10:06 PM

I couldn't find an answer to this, but these videos are amazing and I would recommend. I watch the different videos even for machines I do not own because she includes good sewing tips.

There is a video on the "fix" function but in it, she says the fix button comes on automatically after using a thread cutter, and she references the settings menu to make adjustments...hopefully come one else can help!


http://www.sewingmastery.com/videos/husqvarna-viking/opal-670-tutorial/

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Date: 6/13/14 8:19 AM

It auto cuts and auto fixes for certain stitches, but you need to reach up and press it manually while you are stitching to get it to work at the end of a seam. The reason is you don't want to be sewing, you phone rings right when you are doing an inset sleeved so you stop to pick up the phone and rather than just stop, the machine goes "oh, end of seam! Cut and lock threads!" Which isn't what you want. Every time you stop is not the end of a seam. So, as you approach the end (not the middle of your inset sleeve) you reach up and press the scissors to tell it the end is neigh. Then it will do an auto fix and cut when you stop.

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Date: 6/13/14 10:35 AM

I totally get that you don't want it to cut/fix every time you stop sewing. What I was after was pushing the stop button and have it do a fix and then cut instead of having to push both buttons. But now that you mentioned specific stitches I realize I had it on #1 and I think #4 is the stitch that's supposed to fix at the beginning and end, so I wonder if it would work on that stitch??

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Date: 6/13/14 11:15 AM

If you press the scissors while you're still stitching, it will fix and cut when you finish, you only have to press the scissors. I found that if you just press stop while you're sewing it will lock, but not cut. You only have to do both buttons if you realize after you stop sewing that you want to cut. I've had that happen, finish and realize I want to cut instead of doing a jump stitch. Otherwise you only need one button or the other, but not both unless you're indecisive like me :p

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Date: 6/14/14 11:10 PM

I tried that but when I push the cut bottom it just cuts, doesn't fix. I feel like I must be doing something wrong.

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Date: 6/15/14 2:46 AM

Well that is odd. Maybe talk to your dealer? Maybe there is some trick to it they can show you.

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Date: 6/15/14 11:33 AM

My Pfaff will do that when I push the "reverse" button at the end of the seam.

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Date: 6/15/14 11:57 AM

Same with my juki. Wen you hit the "reverse" it does a fix stitch and then cuts the thread.

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