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Memory Craft Compulock - coverstitch problem
Mrs Lucas
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Date: 7/9/12 6:19 AM

Ladies, I hope you can help before I take an axe to the machine
I'm trying to use the coverstitch feature on my Memory Craft Compulock. I've used it before (but not for a little while) and it's been okay. But this time...
I keep getting missed stitches on the back and on the front. I've replaced the needles, I've re-threaded it a hundred times (mind you, I could be re-threading it incorrectly a hundred times )
When I do a test run it looks fine. It's on the garment that the problem is happening. If I have to undo yet another hem I think there will be holes in the fabric and I will be quite demented.
Also, and I don't know if this is connected, when I lift the presser foot and pull the fabric and threads back I keep getting an extra thread that seems to be just sitting there - I pull it and it's just like its looped into there with the others. Why is it so?
Hope someone can help.

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On the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, NSW

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Date: 7/10/12 10:19 AM

Is your machine made by Janome?
I am not familiar with it, but just for the sake of this particular garment place a piece of water soluble interfacing on top -most of time it helps.
To be more specific, more details is needed: kind of fabric, needles you are using and so on...

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Date: 7/19/12 7:06 AM

Problem solved and it was so simple. I was using the wrong needles. I should have been using blue-tipped needles when sewing the knit fabrics. Completely forgot about this simple little thing.

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