Monday, 15 March 2010

Bernina Tip

As you all know, I love my Bernina 630E, 'Loopy Locket', shown here with the embroidery module attached. I use it almost every day, sometimes only for a couple of hours, but she and I are getting to know each other a bit better.

I bought a straight stitch plate, a while ago, but when I was changing it, I managed to break off one of the lugs on the back side of the plate. I couldn't believe it, as I am so careful with the machine. I phoned up my dealer, who is 280 miles away, and I received a new lug in the post. I also managed to include a smaller embroidery hoop as well in the order (a very late Christmas present!). It was really easy to put on the new lug. The assistant, who is a marvel on the machine, said she had done the exact thing, and in future, when I am changing plates, I HAVE TO LOWER THE FEED DOGS. It works like a charm. It is much easier to get the plate on, and I no longer worry about breaking anything. Thank you, David Drummond, Edinburgh. You have saved the day again!!

1 comment:

  1. Excellent tip about remembering to lower the feed dogs when changing your stitch plates. So easy to overlook this step and damage a stitch plate (or maybe the dogs).