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From: blessedmommyuv3
Date: 11-13-2004, 08:43 PM (1 of 9)
I have a Kenmore Elite 19365, and I am having problems sewing with fleece and using the decorative stitches. It is sucking the material into the throat plate. :nc: I just looked in my manual and it doesn't offer any other types of throat plates.
Any suggestions on how to avoid this irritating problem?

TIA! :smile:
Jen in CA
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 11-13-2004, 09:29 PM (2 of 9)
Try using a stabilizer UNDERNEATH the fleece and a 'solvy' on top (any kind of water soluble type will work)...I'd use a med cutaway OR a sticky on fleece. Anything to keep the thread from burying your fabric into the machine......
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From: carman
Date: 11-13-2004, 10:28 PM (3 of 9)
are you using the right needle, and/or a new one?
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From: paroper
Date: 11-13-2004, 11:36 PM (4 of 9)
Be sure that you don't start right on the edge. Often if you start too near the edge, the thread will tangle or your fabric will be drawn into the hook mechanism.

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From: blessedmommyuv3
Date: 11-14-2004, 09:57 AM (5 of 9)
Thanks, everybody. Great tips.
I will change my needle, start further from the edge, and check into stabilizer.
Thanks, again :smile:

Jen in CA
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From: Magot
Date: 11-14-2004, 10:44 AM (6 of 9)
I had this problem on my Janome when sewing with sheers- changed the needle et voila! pas de problem, Mesdames at Messieurs!
love and kisses, Jan
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From: plrlegal
Date: 11-14-2004, 03:14 PM (7 of 9)
You might want to also start sewing on a small piece of cotton or other fabric with your fleece immediately behind it feeding into the feed dogs. This method is used by quilters to keep points from being sucked down into the feed dogs.

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From: DorothyL
Date: 11-14-2004, 03:36 PM (8 of 9)
Longer stitches, at least for the first few stitches sometimes help -- and don't backtack.
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From: woodywoodpecker
Date: 11-15-2004, 11:39 AM (9 of 9)
If you are doing straight stitching using a zig-zag needle plate that some times causes a problem for me, try changing out your needle plale to the one for just straight stitching.
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