A place for embroidery people to meet
A place where we can discuss our Brother's machine. Share good ideas, helpful hints and problem solve with other Brother owners
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2016
Started by Marlene Clausen. Last reply by Phillipa Gawne Oct 25, 2016.
Started by Kayla Lee. Last reply by labeelady Apr 20, 2015.
Started by Christine Neville. Last reply by GrandmaShari Dec 4, 2011.
Mary Ramsey: can't imagine why it started half way through, but check the usual suspects--bobbin, thread path, needle, etc. Did it happen on a test stitchout?
I got a new brother embroidery machine to update my old one. I haven't got to use it much. I have had shoulder surgery.
Today my daughter wanted me to do her dads name on towels she got for him when he BBQ's. #1 Dad did great second towel did great as well till we got to the last letter of his name .About half way through that last letter the bottom thread started appearing on top.
Does anyone know why it does this?
I am going to have to have a look at this machine labeelady. it's good you found a new home for your PE 770.
Recently I upgraded my PE-770 to a Brother Persona, a single needle free-arm embroidery machine. Class starts May 16, but I've managed to stitch out 4 designs. I think I'm in love!
The PE-770 was sold to my next-door neighbor, who needed a better machine that had a bigger hoop.
It is the simple things like taking the bobbin out and putting it back in as well changing the needle. i alsways get the ladies to check the bobbin area first and then see if there is any lint accumalted down there. Of course I try to impress on them the importance of cleaning their machines after they have finished sewing for the day, so it is ready for tomorrow.
TIP: When I was teaching my cuz the basics of machine embroidery I kept having a problem with the bobbin thread showing on the top. I tried changing the tensions, I went over the design again. Nothing seemed to be working. So...I took out the bobbin and needle and replaced it. BOOM! It stitched perfectly. It was a happy accident that taught her (and me) a valuable lesson on problem solving in a more obvious way than anything I could SAY!
My cousin, who bought my machine, all the extra hoops, and quite a few cards I had purchased for her, will love starting out on it. I do predict she will outgrow the 4x4 just as I did. That's our addiction!
Can't wait to see what she comes up with as her first projects! I'm glad she went to a good home. :)
I hope you have many happy hours with your new machine Sandi.
I have to remember so many things when I am teaching ladies how to use the smaller machines, now I am so used to my Dreamweaver
Finally sold my little PE 150! She was a great starter and still going strong. The NV 4500D I bought used has proven to be a wonderful machine to advance to and look forward to using her a lot.
I don't know how many hours you have been embroidering with the needle, i tell my ladies to change the needle every 8 hoursof sewing. Make sure the bobbin casing (rotary hook) is free of lint, it is surprising how this accumalates down there. Check to make sure you have threaded the machine correctly. If ythe thread has been breaking, you can bet there is some remnant caught up in the fine little tension hook along the thread path. Gat some unwaxed dental floss and thread your machine with this, take it through the tension holders several times, never using a sawing motion, just straight through, pull it down and do it again a couple of times. never change your thread by pulling the thread back through the tension disks, always pull the thread down and out through the last hook before the needle. This also causes lint build up. Make sure you are using 60wt bobbin thread and 40wt embroidery thread on the top. Don't go fiddling with the tension, it has been preset in the factory. oif you have been embroidering successfully up until now, i would hazard and say 1. needle
3. possibly the wrong stabiliser for the project.
WhenI teach, I get my ladies to clean their machines at the end of the lesson, to make sure there is no lint and the machine is ready for the next project.
the needle is the cheapest part of our hobby, make sure you use the best you can afford and it is the right needle for the fabric you are embroidering.
I do hope this helps you sort your problem.
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