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« on: September 21, 2008 12:18:13 PM »

Anyone esle have a New Home? mine is a model XR-VII I know it was made my Janome.... I am having trouble with the thread tangling up underneath my sewing....and I think I have the wrong bobbin size....so it would be great to know which replacement ones I should get...
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008 06:44:24 AM »

Is it a drop in bobbin? or an underneath type?

Drop ins are usually the smaller/ slightly curved type whereas the underneath type are almost always the larger ones (metal most often with holes around the flat parts to see the thread).
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 02:58:52 PM »

It has the underneath kind...it is a really nice machine, here is a picture

sorry they're sideways i am feeling like a genius just because i got them onto craftster.
anyway, the various bobbins that I have, have gotten all mixed up and they seemed to be correct but as I said there have been tangles (and tangles and the tension seems off)...so I am hoping the trouble really has just been the bobbin. Maybe I haven't been appreciating my New home (really Janome right?...anyone). I am also a pretty new sewer so I haven't used any of them for long. 
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008 08:16:37 PM »

Yes, New Home was the Westernized name first used by the Janome company.

Line up  all the bobbins on a flat surface, lay something rigid & flat across them, use a pencil or other small object to poke each one, the ones that slide out without touching your ruler (or whatever rigid thing you used) mark with a Sharpie. Test run both types.

Bobbin case tension test:
Put a threaded bobbin in the little case thingy that you snap into place under the machine.
Holding the thread, let it hang.
If it spins out unwinding the tension is too loose.
If you can bounce the thread repeatedly & the bobbin & case don't slide at all, the bobbin tension is too tight.
If the bobbin slides a little with each bounce, it's close to correct.

Tighten or loosen the bobbin tension by the tiny screw on the bobbin case, turn only a 1/4 turn at a time. Righty tighty, lefty loosey. Smiley
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2008 07:03:25 AM »

Thanks Penlowe you rock! Im sorry it took a bit for me to reply I had to go out of town (my dad in a motorcycle accident...seems like he'll pull through but will be looooong recovery). It's nice to fire up my computer and feel non-hospitaly and normalish for a minute.  Will do the test as soon as I get a mo.
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