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#5952 Jun 14, 2007

Hi Leslie - Yes, I did speak to my dealer some years ago about this - I really

hated that it was such a strong pressure....but at the time we decided to leave

it as it is because I was sewing a lot of denim garments and heavy duty fabric,

and it was good for that.

.....now you have me thinking again - if he can adjust the needle position as

well (as he did on my 640) -so I can get a true 1/4" seam - instead of the

current 3/8" seam - I may be halfway there.

I am currently piecing a folded log cabin and my 640 simply will not handle the

uneven height, and it doesn't matter which pressure foot setting I use - it

makes no difference (it is OK on setting 29 when doing regular piecing). I am

using my Husqvarna D2 - because this is the ONLY machine I have experimented

with that will handle these pleated blocks with incredible ease and no uneven

fabric feed. (I prefer not to use walking feet but don't mind using the

narrower walking foot on the Viking, and older Berninas), - but the new Bernina

foot is waaaay too wide for 1/4" seams). I also tried the Pfaff 7570, but that

too was very uneven feed - even with the IDT (but that machine has no pressure

foot adjustment either)G>

.....perhaps it would be easier to scrap this pleated log cabin project and find

a 'traditional' pieced quilt!!G>

Ashley

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#5978 Jun 14, 2007

Ashley,

What foot are you using with your 1230? I have the 1130 and have

achieved 1/4" seams with several different feet. Then main one being

the Bernina #37 quarter inch foot. I have also used a generic quarter

inch foot (from Clotilde's or Nancy's Notions and used with a Bernina

adapter) and a generic open toe foot -- have to move the needle over

for that one. >>-so I can get a true 1/4" seam - instead of the current 3/8" seam - I may be halfway there.

Happy Quilting,

Laura in TX







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#6003 Jun 15, 2007

Thanks Laura - Yes I always used foot #37 - but the needle centre position is

not centre of foot. My 640 was the same, and I did get that adjusted, but have

never gotten around to getting the 1230 adjusted. I will have to get it

adjusted, but I cannot get to the Bernina tech for a couple of months.

Ashley

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#6026 Jun 16, 2007

>Yes I always used foot #37 - but the needle centre position is

> not centre of foot. <

Well now, isn't that interesting? It must be close, though, or you

would be breaking needles. Hope you get the problem fixed so that you

can enjoy your sewing without having to worry so much about seam

allowance.

Perhaps an open toe foot with the needle moved over would help in the

meantime.

Happy Quilting,

Laura in TX



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#6043 Jun 15, 2007

I have a 1230 and all this discussion about tensionwas interesting plus the fact that needle was off-center. Now, I justchecked both my 1230 and the manual. Did ya'll know the 1230 has a needleadjustment, right or left????? It is on page 27 of the manual. Couldthat be the off center part?????? Above the width turn know andwidth of stitch indicator, are little circles with a push lip button to eitherside, the red dot should be in the middlen at "0" and if circle to rightor left of 0, then you have right of left needle click. Now, if you knewall of this, I apologize.

Thread tension and how to alter is on page15. I have never had to adjust my tension at all.

Hope this helps someone, Ewalda PS if haveany questions, I now have my 1230 set up again to use, just holler -- had minesince 1989 and it is my main sewing machine when emb



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#6053 Jun 17, 2007

Hi Ewalda - I don't think there was any discussion abouttension on the 1230. The problem I was talking about was the pressure footsetting - which on my 1230 has always been very high - ideal for sewing denimbut dreadful for sewing fine cottons and for piecing - the fabric feed is awful(very very uneven) on fine fabrics. This can only be altered by tech, butif I get it altered for piecing - then I cannot use itfor very heavy dutyfabric (I just finished an awning for our caravanG>).

My needle is off centre (a fault in the machine which Ineed to get rectified - my 640 was the same). Yes I do know aboutthe needle adjustments - the 1230 only has 5 needle positions(i.e. 2 stepseither side of centre), the Activas have 9 (4 either side of centre) and my 640has 11 (5 steps either side of centre). I use the feature HEAPS -always have and always will, so this another reason why I didn't use my 1230 forpiecing, because I couldn't get the lovely scant stitch I like. (My D2 has25 needle positions).

That said, the 1230 is a beautiful machine....if only Icould adjust pressure foot settings myself, (like the newer models) - I woulduse it a lot moreG> It used to be my favourite machine for freemotion - but even this feels slow to me now....my how spoilt I am with thefeatures of the newer models!!G>........I just prefer the 'purrr' of themotor on the 1230!!!

Ashley

From: 430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com[mailto:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of EwaldaWillisSent: Saturday, 16 June 2007 8:08 AMTo:430_440_630_640_730@yahoogroups.comSubject: Re:[430_440_630_640_730] Re: 1230 adjustment

I have a 1230 and all this discussion abouttension was interesting plus the fact that needle was off-center. Now, Ijust checked both my 1230 and the manual. Did ya'll know the 1230 has aneedle adjustment, right or left????? It is on page 27 of themanual. Could that be the off center part?????? Above thewidth turn know and width of stitch indicator, are little circles with a pushlip button to either side, the red dot should be in the middlen at "0"and if circle to right or left of 0, then you have right of left needleclick. Now, if you knew all of this, I apologize.

Thread tension and how to alter is on page15. I have never had to adjust my tension at all.

Hope this helps someone, Ewalda PS if haveany questions, I now have my 1230 set up again to use, just holler -- had minesince 1989 and it is my main sewing machine whenemb







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#6063 Jun 16, 2007

Not only was my spelling terrible on the previouse-mail, I was telling you multiple things you knew, I guess I hadn't read wellenough. Sorry about that. I've been fortunate in that I hem denimjeans, piece cotton and have done heirloom, all without problems. Soundslike you can get pressure foot pressure fixed as well as needle by your dealer,if you want.

I like my 1230, but find I'm doing more and more onmy 200e=730. I only have my 1230 and 200 plus Featherweights here rightnow, I'd probably use my 830 if I could pry it out of my DD's hands,LOL,

Hope I didn't offend you, Ewalda


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