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PeachieClean
« on: October 23, 2011 12:38:37 PM »

I have an old Kenmore 10 and I love it.  It's giant and huge and ancient and sews through pretty much anything as long as I take it slowly.  I started a denim quilt lately and it's been doing odd things on the corners.  I think that there just isn't enough fabric for it to grab onto and that's why it's messing up, but if that's the case I don't know how to fix it unless I start from the middle and work my way to the corners, which is going to be time consuming and lame.  Now for the pictures!


If I don't mess with it, it kind of sticks and makes a big ball like this.


Is after I decided to sew one stitch, lift up the foot and move the fabric.  Slow, but it works better.

Any suggestions?

(PS the denim is really thin.  It's actually thinner than the cotton, so I don't think I need a different needle.)
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Snarkdog
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 05:59:00 AM »

What needle do you have in your machine? You may need to change to a sharp needle. Also do you have an open toe foot? Look for a zig-zag foot that has a channel on the bottom for the satin stitches that goes all the way to the back of the foot. The bulky stitches may be getting caught under the foot and building up and not letting the feed dogs feed teh fabric forward. Does that make sense?
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