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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Sewing Machine / Serger Q&A on: January 21, 2010 02:26:24 PM
hello, smart people!
i have a question about my brother ce-4000 sewing machine
it's a top-loader

aaaaand it's sick!

the bobbin case is not catching on the spring as it is supposed to. i wish it would look like step three in this picture:
but the shuttle is too far away from the spring by a millimeter or two.

the shuttle is spinning around backwards!
i hope i'm missing something very obvious, but i can't think of anything else to do!

2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Still life paintings, getting back into painting on: November 08, 2008 07:21:56 AM
I really like the garlic one too  Smiley
3  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: this is not a pipe (mario magritte) on: November 01, 2008 07:44:43 AM
I have this shirt!
good job- it looks great Smiley
4  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Re: X-FILES CROSS STITCH!!!! on: July 27, 2008 10:34:05 AM
it is nice nice!
i tried cross stitch once, like ten years ago... it was like 2"x2" and i never finished Smiley
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: Concrete to brick front steps on: July 08, 2008 12:32:23 PM
the "after" pictures look really good
6  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: brother sewing machine CE4000 bobbin case help on: May 28, 2008 01:56:37 PM
so, i went and checked to see if the bobbin was going the right way and, lo and behold, sewing machine is being nice again!

i don't know why it started working again... perhaps something got jostled back into place during its journey from dining room to bed room

whatever happened, i am happy about it!
yet i feel a bit (a lot) silly for posting a nonexistent problem

oh well

thanks, angeltreats, for the advice Smiley
7  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / Re: Brother BC2100 on: May 28, 2008 01:28:07 PM
i have a CE4000 that looks similar to that one and i have enjoyed it so far...
my favorite part about it is that it stitches as slowly and smoothly as you want

8  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / brother sewing machine CE4000 bobbin case help on: May 28, 2008 12:53:59 PM
so, my machine is being mean and i don't know how to make it nice again...
what's happening is this- the bobbin thread is getting tangled in the case thing and isn't catching on the upper thread

by the way, the bobbin works like that one-

...it loads from the top and doesn't have a case that you have to remove when you put the bobbin in like on the sideways old school ones

i fiddled around with it and it seems like the top thread is getting looped around by the hook, but is getting stuck between the projection and spring

the blue part of the last picture is where the lower thread is getting caught:

not sure what to do- have any ideas?
thanks in advance  Smiley

...by the way, i had been sewing over sequins and fur... don't know if that would have messed it up any...
also, i checked to make sure i was using the correct size of bobbin and correct needle...
i also changed the needle and cleaned out the bobbin lint Smiley lots and lots
and i rethreaded a bunch

and i had been sewing on it like 12 hours before...


k thanks
9  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 26 ENTRIES / Re: Retro-style flower hat (photo heavy) on: April 01, 2008 11:33:39 AM
 Shocked amazing! this would work so well as a theatre costume or some thing- cheep and creative and perdy!
10  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: An Axolotl on: March 12, 2008 06:57:42 AM
eek i love axolotls!
i made a ceramic one last month  Smiley
...actually it was also half koala...

but yeah
yours is really cute!
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