Friday, February 18, 2011

In Case You Wonder

     One works. I hate to even say that. I am exhausted from fighting with them. Who would of thought? Two are never to be opened again. They have been said good-bye to. So of the two that are left, this is it. One is two years old and in my mind is a lemon. I don't think I can deal with it anymore.  Either they cooperate or they are gone never to see a repair shop again. Only sold for parts. I couldn't bear to offer them to someone else.

    But I have a teeny tiny confession after I sat with one of the owners yesterday-"to see if I wasn't tugging while I did my machine quilting". ( I wasn't).  I think we figured this out- I was using regular sewing machine needles and not the commercial ones -it's really small printing in that little new owner's guide. Who would think I would take the time to read it?

     Lesson learned -always read the owner's manual when you have a new machine. Commercial needles. I didn't know. Exhausted from my own stupidity.

      I am not confessing this to my husband. He already doubts my sanity. If he asks, I will tell. But he is deathly sick of talking about it. I won't torture him anymore. I will just ascend to my studio and sew.

     Thank you for listening. You may laugh. I do laugh at myself.....just not this time.....Yikes.

 Be creative, my friends.


  1. i feel for you. love hearing you found a 'cure'. seriously...
    and now you know why i'm afraid to buy a $150 blade for my new saw because i know i will break teeth and i dont have another $150 laying around for another blade. it sucks having expensive equipment and 'learning' on it. hope this is the cure your machine needed...proper needles!
    plenty of men dont read arent alone.

  2. How frustrating. I didn't even know it was possible to buy commercial needles, so you are not alone. Good luck!

  3. Glad to hear you found a solution to end frustration. I'm curious as to what brand machine this is. Also, were the regular needles Schmetz brand? the commercial ones Organ? I have a Pfaff 7530 and Brother 1500s as well as a Juki. I use both Schmetz and Organ needles in all of them. Which one depends on the thread and fabric(s). But they've all worked.

  4. Really? Commercial needles? Hmmm. Whoda thunk? I had no idea. I'm with Nellie - what kind of machine is this? Hope this is a good fix.

  5. If I had a dollar for every time my hubby said I never read the owners manual and the truth is when I read them, they don't make sense! so why read them? ok, you gave me a decent reason.