Does anyone have resources for helping new users with this model machine?
not exactly sure what your problem is, but all of the embroidery machines are basically the same. I did google it and found this site that might answer some of your questions. If you have a specific problem, you might want to post a question on that problem.
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Thanks so much for this helpful site. My friend has an issue with her machine creating loops on the backside of the pattern when she stitched the letters. I assume it is tension related, any other possible reasons?
could possibly be her needle isn't inserted correctly or her machine doesn't like the thread. If it's the tension, then it would be the top tension. Have her check it out by doing a block I.
What machine does your friend have?
Make sure she is threading her machine with the pressure foot up.
She should make sure her top thread is going into the top thread tension disk right and in all the guides the top thread should go through.
She should make sure she is using the right stabilizer for the fabric she is embroidering on and also for the number of stitches in the design she is stitching.
Also she should make sure that she uses the right needle size - usually for 40 weight embroidery thread a size 75/11 or 80/12 embroidery needle is used.
She should make sure to use a new needle when she starts to embroider and change it often.
It is hard to help some one when you don't know what she is trying to stitch and what she is stitching on and using.
Denise in Calgary
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