Love Love this machine
I have had my 1600P for a year now and love it. I do a lot of quilting mostly. Fast with beautiful stitches! It is semi industrial machine with auto thread cutter, knee lift, needle down option and also came with extension table. (which the ladies in the store at Southland didn't even know and sold me an extra one separately which I then had to return and receive a credit note!) The staff there also did not seem to know much about the machine. The separate bobbin winder is very handy. Fantastic to freemotion quilt with and the straight line q...uilting is so easy with results that are very professional looking. I also love that the reverse stitch is a lever rather than computerised button. The massive throat space means I have been able to quilt a queen size quilt. The only slight negative was that the auto threader was a little difficult to work out but I persevered and now have the hang of it. It is also quite big and heavy if you want to take it to classes but I have only been to one class in my life so not a problem. :-) Highly recommend especially if you do a lot of quilting.
Questions & Answers
when I sew straight back and forth the machine sews well.When I sew side to side the stitch lengths are long, the bobbin thread is not catching.I just bought a stitch regulator, thinking that would help,but it doesn't.It has to be something I am doing wrong,because when I take the machine off the frame I have no problem.I'm very frusterated with it. Any help?
I am just getting used to this machine, i am using my walking foot to quilt my quilt, i am having trouble with the tension under the quilt(the bottom) The thread pulls out very easy underneath my quilt, what tension control do i use to correct this? thanks
I'm not an expert but it sounds like the needle top thread is too loose. I would try tightening the top tread first . The bobbin should just stand up and sit in the palm of your hand whilst gently pulling the thread up with your other hand . Here is a link to some helpful information. http://www.manualslib.com/manual/514811/Janome-1600p-Qc.html?page=32
I always try adjusting the top tension first though. If you do need to adjust the bobbin only adjust the screw in tiny increments. Cindy Needham has a great online craftsy class " Design it , Quilt it" and explains how to adjust bobbin tension which I found really helpful. Good luck with your quilting :-)
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