How To Help Prevent Thread Jams
HOW TO PREVENT THREAD JAMS.
This page will help you prevent thread jams as you begin to sew. Some machines (oscillators) are more likely to jam than are others (full rotary). The following steps can help prevent this problem and get you off to a good start.
- Make sure your machine is properly threaded. Pay particular attention to tension disc and check spring.
- Make sure thread take-up lever is at its highest position when you begin to sew. This puts the machine in the first phase of the stitch formation and also completes the previous stitch. Note just because the needle is up and out of the fabric it does not mean the stitch cycle is complete, you must have the take-up lever to its highest position.
- Start with approximately 3" to 4" of top and bottom thread held to the back and side. Position needle into the fabric area approximately 1/2" from the edge of the fabric (make sure the pressure foot has been lowered), give a slight draw to both threads as you start to sew. After 3 to 5 stitches let the threads go and use reverse if appropriate for your project. Note if you use this method; drawing threads while you actually start to sew; you can start sewing right on the edge of the fabric which is advantageous when working with small pieces of fabric such as small quilt pieces.
If you experience thread jams while you are sewing you most likely have a mechanical problem, maybe time to visit your local professional sewing machine technician.
Operator Maintenance Kit
*High quality oil in refillable extendable spout. Long neck spout style of oiler #NK2 may vary depending on availability.
*Lubricant for gears
*Extra fine quality screw driver for tension adjustments
*2 strips of crocus cloth for removing burs on hook, etc.
*6" abrasive cord #52 for removing burs in and around needle plate, etc.
*Oil and lubricant instructions pamphlet for various models
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Free Motion Guide Grip
Fits ALL machines.
No need to place your fabric in a hoop for free-motion sewing. Place on top of fabric for free-motion, quilting, embroidery or monogramming. The friction surface on the underside of the guide grip holds the fabric taut and provides handles for moving the fabric. Set your machine for normal free-motion sewing according to your operators manual.
Note: For free-arm models works best with your sewing machine extension plate attached.
Some fabrics especially light weight fabrics may require a stabilizer. Some projects may require the conventional two piece wood hoop.
NOTE: For additional information click on this link "How to do Free Motion Sewing"
This item is Freight Intensive (F/I), $8.95 is the basic S&H for ALL Freight Intensive (F/I) items
Top quality tweezers with guide pin
6" long with bent point design.
The best tool in your accessory box. Ideal for threading needles on sewing machines and needles and loopers on sergers. Many other practical sewing uses: removing thread and lint build-up from small areas in the sewing machine, pulling out unwanted stitches, etc.
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