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trouble clipping satin stitches
finslady
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Date: 7/19/14 3:40 PM

I just got my second embroidery machine. Brother PE770. A tiny step up from my last machine which fried it's circuit board may it RIP. I got fringe designs from Embroidery library and have had no problem until this machine. The top thread is much wider on the under side than I think is right. I've watched every video I can find and so far none mention tension. I have clipped what I thought I was supposed to clip but it pulled the whole thing out. Whoops, wrong clip I guess. Second time I tried pulling the bobbin thread and have done close-up on embroidery library site and can't for the life of me see the thread she means to pull out to release the satin stitches. She makes it look so easy. I have tried upper tension at 0, 1,and 2, so far it's still not right. I have had no trouble with the other designs, just the blue monster. Could be the design I suppose but I've had very good luck with my other machine Janome 200. I have a terrible time getting any kind of scissors under the bobbin stitch to cut it. Any help would be great. Thanks so much.

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Date: 7/19/14 4:04 PM

Fringe embroidery designs are just kind of breaking all the rules that apply in a normal made good "well made" embroidery design. Just because they have extra long stitches there and most times long satin kind of stitches way longer than the 6mm or 9mm long, something you really don't ever want in a normal embroidery design, just because it's almost like trying to have to be making the pull and tension on a machine, when the hoop moves like that even,from a bunch of really long and frequent jump stitches then instead. Something else that is also not considered optimal in most embroidery designs either.

But to see what thread to cut, it should not be that hard, as long as your bobbin fill thread is a different color thread than your top embroidery thread, just because you always cut the bobbin fill there, I think. And not the top decorative embroidery threads most times. But if part of the embroidery design was a normal kind of one, and then part of it, on top of that, had that fringe effect on it afterwards, then you might have the same black or white bobbin fill just everyplace and it could be really hard to tell where to cut.

You could cheat on that probably, if a design was like that. Just since the non fringe part would probably sew out first. So you could sew out as normal for that. and then before even sewing out the fringe part later and afterwards, just slip a loose piece of either clear wash a way stabilzer under the whole hoop, or even some more tear away, and just stitch the fringe part, though that also last. If you did that, then only the bobbin fill for the fringe part you want to cut later would only be from that bobbin fill. And make it much more easy to see it probably. Also scissors might not be the best thing. Maybe some tweezers to hold individual threads up, and then some really small, sharp, curved thread clippers might even work better for something like that. You could try that.

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Date: 7/20/14 8:09 AM

With satin stitches the underside should be 1/3 top thread, 1/3 bobbin thread, then 1/3 top thread again. If there's too much top thread showing underneath, turn the tension up to about 2.6 or 2.8. The design should have a wide satin stitch and a narrow one. The narrow one is the anchor; don't cut it. Cut the bobbin thread on the wide one with shall small scissors or applique scissors if you have.

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Date: 7/20/14 8:37 AM

The embroidery tension on the machine should be on at least 2. The fringe is created by long stitches and the movement of the machine not by having loose thread tension. Embroidery library has the option to go back to your history and download the design again. I would go back and download the pes version. If you continue to have trouble contact them, as they are very good at helping. Have you tried embroidering a built in desing on the 770 to make sure it's working properly?

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Date: 7/20/14 5:24 PM

Thanks so much for all your help! I am definitely going to try the extra stabilizer and am indeed taking Bessy in for her first check up to make sure things are running as they are supposed to since I am not really familiar with this new machine. I did try one small built in design and I wasn't impressed with it at all so it definitely needs a tune up of sorts. Ah I love my toys. My fringe testing will continue. Thanks all, you've been very helpful. Now I just hope I don't break it. Happy sewing! Ah so much to learn.

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Date: 7/21/14 0:57 AM

finslady,you cross posted on another forum the same questions and received replies there too.Most of us visit the same forums.
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Date: 7/21/14 11:20 AM

Oh I'm sorry I guess I wasn't paying that much attention to names of posters. Thanks for letting me know.

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Date: 7/23/14 7:23 PM

Well, legal or not I'm posting to let you all know your ideas have been wonderful and I have also included to my DGD towel collection one with the fringed lamb. I got really busy today and took on ITH bookmarks for her since she just loves books and is now having Daddy read her chapter books at night. Thanks again, all of you from all over the WWW!

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