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Larthe
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Date: 11/13/06 10:59 PM

I just got a Husqvarna Designer 1 and I'm trying to learn how to use it. When I wound the bobbin, it came out all uneven. Even after referring to the manual, I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I would appreciate it sooo much if someone who has had this problem before could tell me what to do to fix it. Thanks so much.

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Date: 11/13/06 11:11 PM

i had that issue with my elna, until my elna guy told me to make sure the presser foot is in the down position when i wind the bobbin. i think he said that that engages the tension? (it was a few years ago.)

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Larthe
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Date: 11/13/06 11:23 PM

Thank you for the suggestion. I will give it a try.

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Date: 11/13/06 11:56 PM

First, do not put the presser foot down when winding bobbins on the D1. It must be up.

Next, bobbins do wind a bit uneven as they're going. They're supposed to. It will even out when you wind a full bobbin. If you are winding a full bobbin and it's not evening out, the white plastic-y thing that sits next to the bobbin when winding is adjustable. You can do this yourself with an appropriate hex wrench or you can bring it into your dealer for a quick adjustment.

ETA: Also, be sure you're winding the bobbin a few times around manually and with slight force so the thread locks into those channels in the bobbin core.


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Date: 11/14/06 7:42 AM

I have an HV Lily, but I suspect the bobbin winding is much the same. I had quite a time getting the bobbin wound properly at first. I now hand wind a bit, lock the bobbin onto the winder and use a medium slow speed. I found that winding too fast or too slow was giving me lumpy bobbins. It takes about 20% of the bobbin being filled before it starts to look "pretty".

Good luck, and have fun with your great new machine. I really like my Lily, it is an HV with no embroidery, but a lot of utility and decorative stitches.

Ann

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Date: 11/14/06 9:06 AM

Debbie and Ann have said what I think is most important - do not put the presser foot down.

When I first got my Husq I did that and it was not a good thing at all as my dealer told me when I arrived at the store toting the machine and very unhappy!!

Wind slowly - even if you are tempted to put the pedal to the metal

And make sure you have done a bit of hand winding before you start on the auto wind

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Date: 11/14/06 10:19 AM

Not a Viking owner, but my machine stores all of the feet on top where the bobbins wind. The feet got moved to a separate container because they got in the way of the thread when it was winding on the bobbin.

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Date: 11/14/06 10:22 AM

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Wind slowly - even if you are tempted to put the pedal to the metal

I usually just push the Start button and let 'er rip. It will shut off automatically when the bobbin is full.

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Date: 11/14/06 10:31 AM

One thing I hate about my Bernina 1630 is that you can't wind a bobbin and sew at the same time. On my old machine, you could do that and it really was convenient when you were doing a big project. I would buy 2 spools of thread and keep one bobbin winding while I sewed with the first one. With the Bernina, when you engage the bobbin winder, it disengages the machine so it won't sew. One thing that is good about commercial machines--you can wind the bobbin and sew at the same time.

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Date: 11/14/06 1:14 PM

larthe,

i didn't realize that keeping the foot down could be really bad on some models. i hope that debbie caught you in time. message me if she didn't.

mary

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