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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Knitty's Trellis, Purpley Pinkish on: August 07, 2007 01:42:33 PM
Cuuuuute!  It's so perfect and neat and tiny! 
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / "The Last Knit" Short Film // You Tube. YOU HAVE TO WATCH! on: September 26, 2006 02:58:05 PM

Thought u kids would like this Smiley
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: 60's inspired jersey mini-dress on: September 12, 2006 01:18:26 PM
wow,  what size stitch is that?
4  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: SquiPod iPod Cozy - with TUTORIAL/PATTERN on: June 22, 2006 07:56:24 AM

<333 so cute.
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage / Re: Need Baby Gifts Ideas For A Young Mom. on: June 22, 2006 07:39:27 AM
I made this for my friends baby last week, its super quick and easy.
Hand sewing.
20 cent felt and embroidery thread! Cheesy

6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Stitch And BOTCH / Re: Sewing machine sucks....or is it just me? on: June 21, 2006 03:00:28 PM
Thats what i thought about my sewing machine too.. it jams sooo much.
     I got it as a gift and im like.. how cheap did they get this for..?  (bitchy Sad )

check the post called "whats wrong with my sewing maching".  I got a lot of responces as to why my sewing machine may be tangling and jamming so much.
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Whats wrong with my sewing machine!!?? on: June 21, 2006 02:56:07 PM
okay... from the spool, though a little loop guide, through another one that changes the direction 90 deg. through the tension, through the long metal part that comes up and down (sorry i dont know the lingo) then down through the needle.
8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Whats wrong with my sewing machine!!?? on: June 21, 2006 08:31:29 AM
I bet you 10 imaginary dollars, you just need to change your needle. You need to change your needle every project. Yes, you do. FOR FUTURE REFRENCE. Do not, ever, mess, with, the , tension. EVVVERRR. Just get someone else to do it who knows how for sure. the only way tension gets screwed up enough to mess with it is if you throw your machine down the steps. I'm serious. So, change your needle, and re thread your machine. Hope I helped!

Okay, I tend to disagree.  You may need to change your needle, but the problem you're describing (because I can't see the pics) doesn't usually correlate with an old needle.  As for the "change it every project rule" I don't think that's entirely acurate either.  Me sewing for one hour on a light weight purse is quite different from me sewing for 5 hours on a pair of denim pants.  I have seen on many places where they say to change it every X-hours, but of course I can't remember which.

And I say, why not mess with the tension?  I'm going to assume that we're talking about the top tension and not the bobbin tension.  The bobbin tension you probably shouldn't touch unless you know what you're doing.  As for the top tension, take note of where it is right now, and then mess away.   It's the only way you're going to learn about your machine.

Personally, my best guess is that your machine is threaded incorrectly.  Just my two cents.

I've never changed my needle.. i know i need to do that. 

But i'm pretty sure I'm threading it right..  it goes through the tension, all the loops and stuff..
9  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Whats wrong with my sewing machine!!?? on: June 21, 2006 08:27:06 AM
Thanks everyone!! Im printing out all these replies as my little manual... tnx so much.
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: There's nothing like a good sandwich on: June 21, 2006 08:24:33 AM
Apple and melted gouda cheese..
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