Re: Needle Juddered!


Yes, when paper piecing and the needle hit a heavy multi-layer intersection with a lot of built up thread besides paper and fabric. I think it's the machine sensor realizing there was something it couldn't readily penetrate, ie an obstruction. If what you're sewing causes the machine to do that more than once, then it's safe to assume it's just too heavy and you run the risk of causing damage or messing up the timing. Jim can clarify and add more specific info in that regard.
Is it possible to modify how you are sewing all that together? Perhaps sew 3-4 layers together, and then sandwich those together and sew around the edges? As with garment construction, you could trim a layer or two around the outer edges of each sandwich to reduce bulk and then sew all sandwiches together?
Jan in MD

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