In April I shared that I switched to the Microttex needles to help prevent fabric shoving down into the bobbin when I start stitching pieces. The needles helped a lot but it didn't eliminate it. What I needed was a straight stitch plate but I don't piece on this particular machine very much and didn't want to buy a straight stitch plate to use occasionally. Plus, I don't like those plates because inevitably I'll set the machine to zig zag and break a needle. I decided to see if I could hack my plate to be a straight stitch plate and it worked! I cut two tiny pieces of masking tape and placed them over the edges of the hole. It did require a tweezer to place them but it works perfectly. If I happen to switch to a zig zag stitch it will only break some tape and not my needle.
After I did that hack I pieced all of these sets and not one corner jammed into the bobbin.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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