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1  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / skipped stitches (only on the right hand side) on: March 22, 2011 07:30:29 AM
i have a janome qxl605
im trying to sew a knit fabric (not 100%cotton) and only a stretch of about an inch just the one direction.
my problem im having is when sewing zig zag its skipping the stitches o the right had side (my right looking at the  machine)
it sews a straight stitch all the way to the left perfectly
and sews all stitches fine on non knit fabrics
i tried putting paper under to help but that only alloud the machine to pick up say every 4th zig zag bit with the rest still skiping

basicaly the best im getting is ____/\_____/\__/\__________ which sucks

ive tried all my needles from regular to jersey thick and thin
tried upping the tension lowering it
tried changing the presser foot tension
tried re threading
tried differnt feet

my manual says to use janome blue tipped needles if it skips on knits does anyone know if these really help???

any suggestions would help as im completly numplussed
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / eeeekkk sewing too fast on something too thick please help! >_< on: February 24, 2011 12:23:30 PM
hi well i got my machine a month ago and its been lovely sewing straight out of the box no problems easy to thread and not too loud does everything i want

but today i was asked to fix my brothers fave jeans as hes worn a hole right along the thick inside seam was going to be a simple stitch it shut thing but i couldnt be botherd so had my machine going super fast n BAM needle bend and jams and such. i open up the metal plate thing and have discoverd this

and when looking at the bobbin case this is the damage visable

do you more knowledgeable  people reckon the damage to the bobbin case is causing it not to sit still in the machine or am i missing something even more terrible

please help if you can any suggestions would be good

3  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / where online to buy in uk (machine i want not availible to buy from shop near) on: January 22, 2011 07:12:40 AM

after a month of looking on-line and in shops ive finally decided to buy the janome qxl605

but i have a problem.
ideally i would have brought it from a shop in person so it was definatly good to go but i cant  Embarrassed

im just wondering if anyone has any experience with buying a machine online and would recommend and specific sites to buy a machine from, as i know its more risky buying online as if i get a dud its not as easy to return.


4  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions / wanting a new machine adivce needed on: January 11, 2011 07:13:13 AM
im looking into getting a new sewing machine just for small things like pillow cases n such

i know i want it to be able to do free embroidery (drop feed feet?)

so far i like the look of the Janome BCC-30

does anyone have any suggestions or views on what could help me?

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