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  1. Second time trying to free-motion (Millie) a collage top where the customer has used steam-a-seam and I can only stitch very slow and only go forward or to the right. Going backwards, stitches will skip. But if I’m stitching forward then need to turn right (outlining a nose for example) my needle will break and I will get a small tear in the backing! I’m going very very slow The collage may have up to four layers of Steam-a-seam. I would like to finish quilting this top, what can I do to stop the needle breaking (hopefully no more holes in the backing)? I have
  2. Help all you experts out there. I was quilting along earlier when all of a sudden I heard a thud and looked down to see the needle had fallen out of my machine. I stopped. Changed the needle and was on my way. The needle was not broken. Five minutes later there was an awful plunk and I looked at the needle and it was also out of the head and broken off. The machine sounded awful then just went off. Everything was stuck. Figured I then blew a fuse. I could not get the fuse drawer out. I will have to wait for my DH to get home and help me on that. Now the big problem is the sharp end of the need
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