Thanks for the update and sorry your hands are causing problems. Cute isnt a place to sell a machine so I suggest that you find a forum that does. My other suggestion is to see if your dealer knows anyone who wants a machine. Good luck and hope otherwise that your Ok?
hi this is lildoll2 well i am giving up on my 6 needle brother embroidery machine.. my arthritus hurt my hands i can't bear the pain anymore trying to thread it, i will keep my other machines, does anyone know of a person or place close to me in wash st. who might want to buy it, it is only 5 years old, just like new , i am also selling all of the frames for it , including the hat frames those have never been used, thank you if you can help me ..doris
I don't have a six needle machine; but I do have an idea. Can you rotate the design on your machine so that it is upside down? ( It should also look upside down on the screen.) Then hoop your bath towel so that the bottom edge will be toward the back of your machine. This will allow the largest part of the towel to hang down over the front of your machine and onto the table. When you unhoop the towel,and turn as you would to hang it on a towel rack, everything will be right side up. You might want to try this on a old towel first. Happy stitching!!!
That's what I always do, most bulk away from the machine.
thats the way i turn my designs to sew if they are big, i just can't use the hoops that came with the machine ,, i use the durkee easy frames then i can sew all most every thing .. maybe i can see if the brother co. has any ideas ?? thanks cuties..doris
Unlike the pictures below the fabric rests on top of the frame, (not underneath), when using a Brother PR670E (got the picture from their downloadable brochure). The fabric can easily be folded and rolled at the back and than rests out of the way of the needles.
My Melco 4-needle works like that as well and I have never had a problems with (bath) towels.
So I think it might depend on the model you have?
Doris I hope this helps. Of course my pictures are of the smaller hoop and not a bathtowel. However the system is the same.
thank you but i'm still not getting it to work. i just don't have the room around my hoop. i don't think mine is like yours, that maybe why i can't find it on the computer, i can use my other machines to do towels, just won't have the use of 6 needles, oh well can't have it all!! thanks for trying, you cuties are the best doris
Exactly what I was trying to say below....Thanks, Angie...a picture is worth 1000 words...
I have a 10 needle much like the 6 needle....I have a large table that fits around the embroidery arm for use with large hoops or bulky items to support them...if you do not have a table, I would use a larger frame than your design requires...I would leave the bulk of the towel at the front. If you hoop the towel, it can drape over the hoop edges and should not be in the way of the embroidery area. If you put the bulk of the towel in the back, you run the risk of having that bulk interfere with the back of the machine and if the bulk got trapped between the hoop and the back of the machine, it could be enough to cause your hoop to come out of alignment. Hope this makes sense.
please read my answer to angie below, i have a big hoop that connects on both sides, i can't drop the material down, thats what i can't understand. thanks anyway , doris
Okay...see Angie's pictures above that show you what I was trying to explain...
Doris. I need to understand a little more. You say you have never used the frames that came with the machine. Have you not used your 6 needle ever?
The front and side part of towel would just hang down. You might want to roll up the part facing the back . Does the machine have a support table under the frame?
yes i use it all the time just not with the frames it came with. i ordered me some of those durkee easy frames, i can sew anything on them, i am sewing that towel on them right now . i just don't get the idea of those other frames. i hoop the towel with the longest part in front , the side and back of it gets in the way of my sewing , i don't know what to do with all that extra material, i tried looking it up on the computer, hoping there was a show , so i could see how its done, can't find one, do you know of one ? thanks so much doris