Hello, I'm the new kid on the block, from sunny Cleveland,Ohio. I'm the mother of four, grandmother of three. I haven't really done much sewing since high school . In the past year or so,I've gotten back into sewing/ quilting. I'm trying to finish a messenger bag for my daughter . The materiel is double side quilted. I'm supposed to bind the outside seams with bias tape. I'm using my new to me Juki sewing machine and a walking foot since there's so many layers. My machine is skipping stitches,so the tape has big gaps in the stitching. I'm relatively new at this. What am I doing wrong?
I can't say for sure, but the first things I do when I get skipped stitches are to change the needle and rethread the machine from scratch...including taking the bobbin out and putting it back in. Usually, changing the needle is sufficient. Make sure you're using a topstitch needle...Good luck.
Hope stitcheraz was able to help you. Looks like she had great advice. Be sure to share a picture of your finished project. We all love to see.
Sorry , I'm not familiar with Juki machine, but maybe the tension is out of whack from shipping . If its new i'd take it to shop where you purchased and let them help you.
Quilting My Rainbow
my needle skips when the bobbin case is full of lint. I need to clean it out every couple of projects. this involves taking the bobbin out, taking the bobbin case out and dusting under it. look in the book that came with your machine
gini in north idaho
Hello NanaMB. Welcome.
I hope your problem was solved by now. I believe you've been given good advice for trouble shooting. Remember not to use canned air to clean your machine.
Thanks to all for the helpful hints. It seems to be working just fine now.
I 've used canned air before, is it harmful to machines?
NanaMB, It just drives the dust bunnies farther into your machine, requiring more frequent servicing and cleaning by a repair person. I was told by a machine repairman to never use it, but to get an attachment for your vacuum that is also used for cleaning computers and suck that dust out of there. Ginny
I have used canned air without any problems - you just have to make sure that when you use it the dust bunnies have someplace to go rather then deeper into your machine - that long pipe cleaner works for me - I use one of the bottle washer thingies too - I spray and then wipe everything down... I don't spray it towards where the motor is either - but for the most part have not had a problem with it - I only use it about twice a year though - most times I just use the thingies which the dust bunnies seem to jump to rather then the metal in my machine...
What Juki did you get? I just got a Juki Virtuoso for my long arm quilting. I have always liked Juki's but this is my first one. I have a Pfaff and a Janome for my regular sewing - also have a brother / singer and Elna - I am one of those that shares the wealth with the sewing machine market - Oh yeah! I have a singer from 1954 too... most are in storage right now - as we are hoping to move.
It is nice to see you and can't wait for a picture of your project!
After a hiatus of about 18 months, I'm back but I have yet to rev up the sewing machine. I don't know if my brain injury played any part of the last 18 months, but I'm glad to put it behind me! I'm looking forward to the next few months!
We have a dog and a cat and I'm afraid we skipped the heavy vacuuming a few weeks in a row and the fleas are making their presence known. LOL! Needless to say, the whole house is getting hit with massive cleaning today and tomorrow whether it wants to or not! Both kids are being forced to give up the Xbox and the TV until it's all done. Here are the culprits:
After the inside is done, I move outside and work on the gardens, since it's Sept and you do those kind of things this month or the neighbors start whispering, wondering what going on at home!
Welcome NanaMB! I'm glad you're here!