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Re: Pro Stitcher questions
Posted: Nov. 19, 2009, 3:08 PM
I finally got my Pro Stitcher working. Thanks to the techs. They had to send out a new ribbon cable.
We have a few questions. We have done lesson 1 and lesson 2 so far. We have the check marks for the tie offs at the beginning and the end. The machine takes 1 stitch at the beginning but the bobbin thread does not come to the top. Is the bobbin thread suppose to come to the top or not. If so what am I doing wrong. Also at the end after it does the securing stitched the bobbin thread does not come to the top. What are we doing wrong.
Also when doing edge to edge quilting how much space do you leave between the rows. You don't want it to look like it was done is stripes.
I hope Handi Quilter comes up with some more lessons, tips and tricks on the Pro Stitcher. I feel there is a lot to learn and there are no lessons.
The reason your bobbin thread is not coming up at the beginning is that your bobbin thread is too short. Make sure that you leave at least a 6 inch tail so that your thread will pull up as the machine moves to the side after the pull up stitch. At the end of your design you will disengage your motors and move your machine aside grab the thread and hold on to it. Move your machine back into the same spot where it finished quilting and while you are still holding your thread hit "Full Stitch." After the stitch has been taken move your machine to the side and there is your bobbin thread.
When you are doing an edge to edge design you need to decide how far apart you want your design. Try and make it about the same spacing as the spacing that is in your design. If you get it too far away you can always go back and fill in with a little freehand quilting.
Handi Quilter Studio Educator