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« on: May 10, 2008 07:34:26 AM »

So I'm trying to finish up piecing a quilt top for my mom for mother's day (so I can at least show her the top, despite the fact it won't be quilted for months) and my Singer model 1120 has gone nuts. When I'm sewing straight seams it sews a few normal stitches and then once in a while sews one much bigger stitch. So it sort of looks like this ----___----- (the big stitch would still be aligned with the smaller ones, I just don't know how to do that on the computer) but you get the idea. So I have to rip out the whole seam and do it again, but most of the time it will do the same thing over and over. I'm loosing my mind trying to fix the problem. I changed the needle and changed to a new bobbin thinking that might fix the problem, but it didn't. Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong? I  only have a few more squares to go and I really want this to be finished by tomorrow morning. Uggg

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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 01:57:42 PM »

Did you try to re-thread it - that might seem like a strange question but in the past when I've had problems, it's something as simple as that.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 02:04:40 PM »

You can also check to see if the machine needs to be cleaned. My Huskystar will do that with stitches if I get a buildup of lint in the bobbin area and in the feed dogs.

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 05:11:49 PM »

Sometimes I've put my bobbin in backwards and it caused "hiccups" like this.......... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2008 07:04:52 PM »

hi all,

Thanks for all the suggestions, I think I figured out my problem, when I changed needles I was out of the "regular" size. I switched to a smaller needle and it totally messed up my stitches. I switched back to my old needle and things straightened out, I guess I better order some new needles to avoid this in the future. Thanks for your advice, in the process I also cleaned out my machine and we're doing much better. Top finished and mother and daughter very happy Grin

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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2008 07:24:54 PM »

I'd say tension, threading through the tension portion, or you put the needle in backwards.
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