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A place where we can discuss our Brother's machine. Share good ideas, helpful hints and problem solve with other Brother owners

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Bobbin thread not auto cutting

Started by Marlene Clausen. Last reply by Phillipa Gawne Oct 25, 2016. 1 Reply

Brother Pe-770

Started by Kayla Lee. Last reply by labeelady Apr 20, 2015. 4 Replies

best way?

Started by Christine Neville. Last reply by GrandmaShari Dec 4, 2011. 8 Replies

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Comment by Sandi Cunningham on June 20, 2016 at 12:48am

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?

Comment by mary ramsey on June 20, 2016 at 12:25am

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?

Comment by Phillipa Gawne on May 5, 2016 at 1:55am

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.

Comment by labeelady on May 4, 2016 at 8:22pm

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.

Comment by Phillipa Gawne on March 19, 2016 at 1:06pm

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.

Comment by Sandi Cunningham on March 19, 2016 at 10:35am

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!

Comment by Sandi Cunningham on March 19, 2016 at 10:31am

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. :)

Comment by Phillipa Gawne on March 19, 2016 at 3:15am

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

Comment by Sandi Cunningham on March 18, 2016 at 5:58pm

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.

Comment by Phillipa Gawne on March 1, 2016 at 1:43am

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

2. Lint

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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