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Terrible machine, serious problem with stitch quality, it's going back
on December 25, 2012
Sounds like a great idea when you read the box. Then, when you unwrap it, there are stickers on the box and the machine saying "don't return this to the store, call us, we can help". At first I scoffed at that, thinking that would be for newbies and that I would certainly be able to figure it all out, being that I've been sewing for a while. Well, now I know why those stickers are on there. I've just spent over an hour trying to get just the simple, straight stitch to work with simple, cotton fabric and good quality, cotton thread. Should be easy enough. However, this machine has a serious problem with the thread tension, resulting in messy looking stitches, skipped stitches and no solution to it. Playing with the thread tension settings did not result in any solution either, it goes straight from too high tension to too low tension with no "golden, middle ground" in between. Very strange. I will return this machine tomorrow and will stick with the Viking I have. I've never had any issues with thread tension before, and even some of the fancier stitches exhibited the same problem. Brother, you've lost me as client. I guess they're not exactly known as a sewing machine manufacturer anyways, and the whole machine is made in China anyways.....