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Mary Heckman
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Date: 4/2/14 8:11 AM

Can you please help me?????
I am trying to sew a tote using Soft-N-Stable stabilizer with my Symphony Babylock machine, and I can not get my stitch to stitch correctly. I have tried not using the automatic sensor, I changed needles to use 14 and then a 16, I changed the tension to various degrees, nothing works. It will not stitch correctly. My bobbin thread is very loose, actually almost straight. I even purchased a new bobbin case thinking that would help. I am making sure that the thread is set in both tension bobbin and needle. The needle is going thru the material/soft-n-sable easily, but the stitch isnít correct. I am not sure if a Teflon foot would help or what. I did try putting tear away stabilizer on top and bottom but still isnít working. What do you suggest? I would appreciate your feed back any suggestions. I just had my machine serviced several months ago by a Babylock technician, so I donít think that is the problem.

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Date: 4/2/14 9:53 AM

Have you set your stitch length to the longest length? I've used soft-n-stable before, and I think I had to set my machine to use a stitch length of 5.0 (Janome), which is essentially the basting stitch length.

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Date: 4/2/14 11:00 AM

I usually increase my top tension a use a longer stitch length, and I haven't had issues.

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Date: 4/2/14 11:27 AM

I did increase my stitch to 5 and increased my tension and still am having troubles. Do you have other suggestions? I really like the look of totes with the Soft-n-Stable, but if I can't get my stitch to look good, I am not sure. Any more suggestions?

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Date: 4/2/14 11:32 AM

Where did you buy your Soft-N-Stable? Maybe the retailer or an employee there can help you use the product they sold you? If not how about asking the outfit that sold you your sewing machine. Sounds like you are having trouble getting your machine to perform in this particular situation. Not saying your machine is problematic! It does sound like you are being systematic to root out the issue. Good luck with finding the right solution.

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Date: 4/2/14 11:33 AM

I've never had to increase to that long of a stitch. How much did you increase your top tension? I sew a lot around 4.6 tension, but I've had to go up to 6 on soft and stable before depending on what I was doing.

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Date: 4/2/14 12:10 PM

I have a e-mail to both where I purchased the Soft-N-Stable (byannie.com) and where I purchase my sewing machine (Gloria Horn Sewing Studio) but no replies yet on either. Actually you guys are the only answers I have so far. I did increase tension clear up to 8 which I didn't help either...

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Date: 4/2/14 12:26 PM

This is a long shot, but have you tried winding a new bobbin and seeing if that helps?

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Date: 4/2/14 12:26 PM

are you quilting something to it or is it sandwiched in between 2 layers of fabric? could the feed dogs be grabbing the underside of it and not letting go? have you tried a different needle? different thread? is everything else on the machine appearing to work ok if you don't use the soft and stable?

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Date: 4/2/14 9:02 PM

Well I of a hold of byannie.com where I purchased the soft-n-stable. She suggested that I change threads, use a 50# and a 14 needle and see if that helps. I have already changed the needle several times, changed bobbin and changed stitch length, tension. About the only thing that I haven't tried is better thread. I always use clarks because it is easy to find locally via JA or Walmart. But she suggest thread I think called So Fine or something like that. She was so kind and is going to send me a spool of thread to try and needles. How kind is that...My sewing store where I purchased my machine still hasn't got back to me. Any other suggestions?

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