Re: 9mm throat plate query

Bernice Ramsey

I use a piece of fabric at the start of my quilt seams and then just sew onto my quilt fabric.  If I am doing fashion sewing I pull my threads out and hold at the beginning of the seam.  If you turn off the thread cutting option you can then clip your threads when you finish.  I don't have any problems at the end so just let the machine cut the thread.

Bernice and the Champion Poodle Herd  

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On Jan 18, 2015, at 1:23 AM, Pru Joy Bergemann prujoy@... [janome12000] <janome12000@...> wrote:


Since sewing on my mc15000 I have been having a problem with the start & end of my seams being gobbled & bunched by the machine.  I did not have this problem to this degree on my former 7mm machines.  

I am wondering if it is due to the larger open area under the fabric.  I will try a smaller, 11/75 needle size to sew light gingham tomorrow to see if that also helps.  Plus I will draw up both threads so that I can hold them behind the needle & give a bit of a pull for the first few stitches, as I used to do on my former machines too.

Has anyone else experienced this?  Are there any tips as to how to avoid it yet sew right to the start & end of the fabric with the 9mm needle plate?


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