this has happened twice now, the hopper foot got caught in the edge of the quilt and despite acting quickly to switch off it stitched itself into the quilt. This caused the hopper foot to get stuck down. Both times it has had to have the side taken off the machine and the mechanism reset . An expensive job. I am concerned that even though our response was swift such a minor catch should cause such a problem. I don't understand why there is no automatic cut off. Has anyone else experienced this or am I the only one trying to quilt imperfect quilts?
Thankfully on both occaisions little damage happened to the quilt, but I am almost ready to give up on the prostitcher because I feel it is not able to cope with what is essentially a routine demand of a sewing machine - stitching over a slightly bumpy surface. Both times the edges oif the quilt were already stitched down, but it just caught the edge.
Any thoughts welcome