Berny

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  1. Berny

    run issues

    Problem is solved!!!! One of the cords that attaches under the back handle had come off. Once it was plugged back in I was back quilting. This forum is such a great help. Have a great quilting day. Berny
  2. Berny

    sewing motor

    Thanks Dave!! Checked all the cords and found that one cord that is under one of the back handles was just hanging there. Once it was plugged in I was back quilting. Thank-you so much, Berny
  3. Berny

    sewing motor

    This still has to do with the "run issues" topic. Last night I noticed that on my CQ screen the sewing motor tab was OFF. I was able to click on it and turn it ON but when I tried to sew the head would just move and the sewing motor screen would go back to OFF. Could this be the problem??? If so how do I get it to stay on?? Berny
  4. Berny

    run issues

    Hi I'm not sure what switch turns the needle off? Is it one of the two between the red button to stop the machine? I have checked those two and they are both on. Berny
  5. Berny

    run issues

    I quilted row 1 perfectly. At the end of the row I pressed QG to send it back to starting position. In the middle of the row it seemed like it was stuck and was making noises. I pressed the red stop button. When it stopped I was able to send it back to where the row had started. I pressed I to get it to move down for the next row and then R to start the next row. It will start moving but the needle doesn't sew. The stitches/ inch are on. I cannot figure out why it will not sew. If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. I was hoping to have this queen sized quilt finished by tomorrow. Thanks, Berny
  6. Thanks for the info. I will definitely try the wool batting and probably a 80/20 to see how I like the difference before I stock up. Berny
  7. I recently received a promotion for new batting from my supplier. Being that I have never used these I would appreciate some feedback. Up until now, I have always used Hobbs batting. The supplier carries Legacy 80/20 and cotton. Also I was looking into trying some wool battings. Which is better the 100% wool or the 65% wool and 35% poly?? How do Legacy products compare to Hobbs? Thanks and have a great quilting day. Berny
  8. I have a Japanese quilt to quilt. The client would like a pattern to suit the quilt. Any ideas as to some great design that would suit this quilt. Smiles
  9. Yes, I took out the bobbin. I've tried again to wiggle it but still no luck. Berny
  10. Hi Sue,I tried wiggling it back & forth but nothing seemed to budge. Yes, I would bet that the end of the needle could be stuck in the hook assembly as I looked for it on the floor but couldn't find it. Is there anything else that I can try? Thanks Berny
  11. I found where the fuse goes and the machine turned on but there was this loud noise. I checked to see if the broken part of the needle was still in the machine but could not see anything. You cannot get the fly wheel to budge. I quickly turned everything off. (The second light on the right hand side is on.) I hope that I didn't do anything major as I just got my machine back from having a tune-up. Berny
  12. I was merrily quilting when the needle fell out and broke in the machine. I tried to abort the quilting but then the machine turned off. Now it won't turn on. I think I might have blown a fuse. I know where the fuse is stored but don't know where it goes??? Is it a blown fuse that turned the machine off or is it something else?? I desperately need help as I was hoping to finish this quilt today. Thanks Berny
  13. Berny

    new download

    Thanks for your suggestions. I did turn down the black dial and the stitch length to 9. The stitch length was to big so I bumped it up a bit. The machine was running so slowly so I ended up turning the black dial back up and it is still running slowly. I'm using a King Tut on the top and it is not laying flat. It's almost like there is to much thread for the space. I've turned up the tension dial and its not making much difference. This quilt is now overdue and all I do is pick it out. I'm so frustrated . I need help. Thanks! I always know that on this site there is someone with a magic answer. Berny
  14. Berny

    new download

    I just downloaded the new compuquilter program.( I need to get this quilt down by tomorrow so I am in panic mode.) I am using a pattern that I have used many times. When the machine began quilting it was sewing faster than usual with much smaller stitches than what I had put the stitch length on. I stopped the machine, ripped it out, then slowed down the machine speed from 1.26 to 1.06 and increased the stitch length. That didn't make any difference. What am I doing wrong??? Any suggestions? Thanks Berny
  15. I loosened my bobbin tension and adjusted the top tension. The machine was stitching beautifully. It really helped to reduce the speed of the machine. It did break twice on the second row and once on the last row- which was a major improvement. The tree skirt is now quilted and all I have to do now is weave all those ends in. Yikes!!! Thank-you so much for all your suggestions. Berny
  16. Hi, The thread that I am using is a Superior Masterpiece thread. I've used this thread before and it worked. The fabric is a Christmas red with gold designs on it. It is soft and pliable. Berny
  17. Berny

    U2U message

    Thanks Roberta, I learned something tonight. What what I do without you!! Thanks again, Berny
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    U2U message

    Just noticed that I have a U2U message. What is a U2U message and how do you check it? Berny
  19. I am quilting a tree-skirt for my daughter's Xmas present. I have spent all evening and I only have one row done. My top thread keeps breaking. The bottom thread looks great. I've re-threaded my machine at least three times, changed the needle, changed the spool of thread, loosened the tension, checked my bottom tension and nothing seems to work. Is there anything else that might work other than going to bed and hope that the gremlins disappear by morning? I'm at my frustration point, Berny
  20. I mostly use the Hobbs 80/20 batting. I just received two quilts- one table topper with I think it's called thermalite batting and the other quilt with bamboo batting. Is there a right way to load the batting? Any special features that I need to be aware of before I start? Thanks Berny
  21. I had to rip a quilt because I wasn't pleased with the stitching on the backing. I redid the quilt but you can still see where I ripped out the stitches. I tried spritzing it and also ironing it with lots of steam. It's a bit better but you can still see that it's been ripped.Is there anything else I can try?? Thanks. Berny
  22. Hi Sue, Thanks for the help. My husband was able to follow your directions. The stars are 100% better but still a slight wobble. This I think I will have to live with. Have a great day and thanks again. I don't know what I would do without this forum and your help when I reach my frustration point. Berny
  23. Hi Sue, I know that this is probably a very dumb question but where are the head axles?? and what do they look like??I tried the wires and they seem to be ok. Thanks, Berny
  24. Thanks Sue for your reply. I did tighten the Y axis but it\'s still wobbly.The wires seem tight. I\'m not sure what you mean by the tension block that holds the wire?? Is their a manual or something that explains what to do when we run into trouble?? I desperately need to fix this problem as I\'m suppose to go on holidays for a few days. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Berny
  25. Berny

    wobbly star

    I\'m using a stick star pattern that I\'ve used before and on every star one side has a wobble in it. It\'s not always on the same spot or the same side but they seem to be on the more vertical line as opposed to the more horizontal line. Is it the CQ or what? Any suggestions. Thanks, Berny