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Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 1:07 pm
by nonie
I have made pintucks for a long time but this time for some reason, they are not working. I do a few stitches and the threads tangle up at the needle. I have gotten out the book, followed instructions and still they do not want to make nice neat pintucks. all advise and help welcome.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 1:52 pm
by niener
Nonie, my machine has a little slot on each side of the needle bar so that I can put one thread on the right side and one on the left side of the needle. On the left side is the last station for threading before threading the needle. On the right side I omit the next to last bar the thread would ordinarily pass through and just slip it through that slot. That keeps the threads separated somehow. Are you using the 2.0 or smaller double needle?

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 1:57 pm
by angelalee511
Nonie on our machines when you come up and around to thread, you have to put the right thread to the right and the left thread to the left. If they are going down the same slot, it will tangle. I haven't tried it yet, but that's what they told me when I bought my machine.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 2:07 pm
by angelalee511

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 3rd, 2018, 2:44 pm
by nonie
Thank you, I will try again. Angela, I cant watch the video until my laptop gets back from the shop but thank you.
I had such great plans :rotflo:
Yes, Jerry I am using a 2.0 needle. I can't remember having problems before but then I was using an Elna. I think Angela is right the machine we use is a little different.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 4th, 2018, 5:15 am
by angelalee511
You also have to go into the settings and set the needle for twin needle. Just be sure when you come up that first "wrap" that you put one thread to the right and one to the left before you go down and around the second wrap. Let me know if it works.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 4th, 2018, 8:11 am
by nonie
Thank you, the last row of stitches went better. Not perfect yet but better. Your help is so appreciated. I need to spend some time relearning.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 5th, 2018, 12:03 pm
by nonie
Pintucking seems to be a tad bit better, now my tension is horrible, the bobbin thread is so tight I can pull it right out :( refuse to give up :sewing:

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 4:10 am
by angelalee511
Nonie, I'll try mine when I get home today and see if I can help that way. I don't think I've tried my twin needle on this machine. You shouldn't have to adjust any tension.

Re: Help!! need pintuck help

PostPosted: January 8th, 2018, 11:16 am
by nonie
Thank you Angela, this will really help.