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I am an awesome:
I have been sewing for it seems like forever. I have worked
in a fabric store for 21 years. I enjoy playing with fabric and just wish I had more time to play. I have twin grand-daughters who are already keeping me busy - but i am loving it.
My sewing interests are:
drapery, home decor, quilting, embroidery
My sewing machine(s):
Viking Designer 2, White serger
I am interested in patterns such as:
I have to read the instructions first - that determines which
I am going to use

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At 11:25am on January 30, 2010, Birdie said…
I wonder if I have one in my Kenmore box. I should check. Thanks! I'll practice before my next one for sure : )
At 10:18am on January 30, 2010, Birdie said…
Cathy, thanks for the advise on the different stabilizers!!
At 10:12am on December 25, 2009, Birdie said…
Thanks Cathy!!
At 9:25pm on August 19, 2009, Ani said…
Hello Cathy!

I am doing well, been busy with a couple of sewing projects and getting my teen ready for her first year of high school - YIKES! :0) My husband and I started our family late so our daughter is stuck with us in our mid-fifties while the other parents all looked SO young! I sure felt my age after the 3 hour orientation in the sweltering heat.

OH NO! I hate to hear your machine had to go in for repairs, repairs can be so expensive! Is your machine still under warranty? Good you have your Mom's machine as a backup, I have kept my trusty old Pfaff for backup purposes but I am tempted to sell it as the last one I saw on Ebay went for $700 which is great for a machine that is 15 yrs old!

My slacks turned out fine, the top is still not finished, maybe this weekend if I can.

Thank you so much for taking the time to ask about my bobbin noise. I've almost gotten accustomed to the sound but it would be nice if it were quiet like I know it should be. I think I will take it all apart and re-seat everything to see if that helps, if not I'll search for a new bobbin case. The machine sews like a dream, I love all the neat features - especially the foot lifting by itself so you can pivot - that is so amazing! :0)

Best go, have to get the house chores done before bed, talk soon,
At 11:55pm on August 17, 2009, Cathy said…
I hope you are doing well. I finally was able to talk to the girl that I was wanting to talk to about your/our machine and the noise in the bobbin. It just so happens this girl is also named Kathy - any way -
she said that it isn't just the D2's but really any machine can make this noise - it comes from the bobbin case - being used over and over and the part that the bobbin sits in just gets worn out and the bobbin just begins to make noise - she kept saying it isn't just in the D2's that this happens - but all machines - you can buy a new bobbin case for a reasonable amount - look on the internet and you can probable find one.
Since we last talked - I don't know if I told you but I had to send
my machine off to be repaired - I had to buy a new D-card that I can program with embroidery designs - and the first morning I used it I started having trouble with my bobbin - I can't tell you how many times i rewound my bobbin - and re-programed my card - thinking I did something wrong when I loaded it - and finally I looked at the place where we slide the card and the top reader- whatever- the "things" had some out of place and it was
causing the machine to jam, not read the cards, tell me that I was
using the wrong foot- so if you ever have this problem check that
out - don't know what caused it - I don't put anything except the cards in the slot- but I am lucky to have my mom's machine to use. I can do embroidery with it but I will wait for mine to come
back. At least it will come back clean.
Now you know how you can fix your machine. How did your outfit
come out?
At 8:08pm on August 5, 2009, Ani said…
Hi Cathy! I'm using the green Viking bobbins that came with my machine, someone said the "chatter" I hear from the bobbin spinning in the bobbin case is typical of Viking machines? So maybe it is true or not as I have never sewn on another Viking machine. I've taken everything out and cleaned to make sure there was no build up of lint etc.

I found a seller on Ebay with the single welt foot you mentioned. If the price doesn't go too high I may have to try for it.

I plan to sew a top and pair of slacks this weekend, I am in desparate need of new things for work. We wear 'business casual' but I can't find anything I like in the stores so might as well try sewing something up on my new machine.

At 10:14pm on August 3, 2009, Ani said…
Hi Cathy! Thanks for the comment and many advices, I appreciate it! I purchased a rolled hem foot, gathering foot, clear stitch in ditch foot and narrow braid/cord foot from one Ebay seller, got a great deal! I haven't had a lot of time to play with my new machine since I work full time, and school is out so have to keep the teen busy so she won't drive me crazy! :O)

The only thing I've noticed that bothers me a bit on my machine is the bobbins don't seem to fit tight enough into the casing and make a rattling noise when I sew, kind of distracting. Ever heard of that particular issue? I need to purchase more bobbins as only a few came with the machine, I see lots of 10 to 30 on Ebay. Our local Viking dealer used to be in our JoAnns but moved to her own store years ago. I've often thought I'd love to work at JoAnns for the discounts but I'd probably be broke all the time!


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