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Date: 3/8/10 3:43 PM

Hi everyone,

I brought home my dream machine on Friday. I've played with embroidery a little, and made a new pair of jeans this weekend. The "regular" sewing seems flawless, but I've yet to complete an embroidery design with more than 2 colors--I keep getting a huge thread nest in the bobbin case. I start off okay, but by the third color, the machine seems to go out of control. I'm torn between just waiting to do more embroidery until my class early next month or again on my own.
So, here are my questions:
Has anyone else had this problem?
How do you stop the machine when the embroidery starts to go bad?

Thanks in advance!
Juliette

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Date: 3/8/10 4:44 PM

I love my 730E. When you start embroidering do you pull up the bobbin thread? I found that with some designs it helps to pull the bobbin thread to the top and then I hold on to both thread tails when I start the machine.
You push the same button to stop as you do to start.
Did you get a dongle with you machine. There is a tutorial on it that walks you thur some of the embroidery stuff.
Wait a minute, maybe it was the CD that had the tutorial on it. Anyway it is a good tutorial to watch.

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Date: 3/8/10 4:49 PM

Thank you!
I'll try it again tonight on some simpler designs and check out the tutorial, IF I can tear myself away from my new BFF. It is so painful to be at work today...

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Date: 3/8/10 10:41 PM

Thank you again, AdaH!
I can't believe it didn't occur to me to hold the thread!! I guess I thought I shouldn't hold the thread since the machine pulls it down and cuts it. DUH!
I did have to use tweezers to pull the bobbin thread up, but that did the trick. I had a couple of thread breakages, but thanks to the backup function, I didn't have to start all over.
I think this will prove to be addictive...

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Date: 3/8/10 11:32 PM

It is very additive and the thread cost can add up really fast.

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Date: 3/9/10 0:24 AM

My poor 730e has sat patiently for 6 months waiting for me to get the guts to use her...I am scared to death of her. Thanks for the encouragement to just jump in...I'll be back soon with loads of ????too.

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Date: 3/9/10 3:11 AM

If holding the thread doesn't work for you and you still get horrible nests, you could try checking the tension on the bobbin case (put the bobbin in it then dangle it downwards on the thread. It should lock and not run down to the floor.) I had a terrible problem with my machine when it was new and finally worked out that my ex-demo machine had had the bobbin case tension loosened quite a lot for some reason, and this was messing with the whole thing. Since its a dedicated bobbin case, its not noticable when ordinary sewing. When I screwed it back up a bit, it worked just fine.

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Date: 3/9/10 8:26 AM

Along with checking the tension on your bobbin case, be sure you are using the embroidery bobbin case. It is the one with the little coil spring the thread goes through.

I don't hold the bobbin thread for embroidery when starting, but I do hold the top thread.

This is a wonderful machine and embroidery is very fun (and addictive)

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Date: 3/9/10 8:30 AM

Quote: kirstensews
My poor 730e has sat patiently for 6 months waiting for me to get the guts to use her...I am scared to death of her. Thanks for the encouragement to just jump in...I'll be back soon with loads of ????too.

I had a 200e prior to my current 730e. The 200e sat for two years because it was easier to keep using my 1530 or my 1030, I was used to them. But once I started using the 200, I was hooked! The 200/730 It is a wonderful machine for both sewing and embroidery. Jump in there, there is really nothing to be afraid of. It is a friendly machine with wonderful features

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Date: 3/9/10 8:57 AM

[QUOTE]
Did you get a dongle with you machine. [QUOTE]

The dongle only comes with software. The machine itself doesn't need a dongle to embroider.

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