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David Hufnagel and I will be at the DAX Show in Tinley Park, IL this month. As always, we will be demonstrating our fabulous Happy Embroidery Machines at the show. I will also be demonstrating the Patch technique I featured in my last post and showed at the Everything Applique Conference last week in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you already own a Happy Embroidery Machine we would love to see you in Owner Class following the Show – be sure to register in advance – there is a link below for Show Registration and Owner Class Registration.
Show Dates: Friday & Saturday – April 21-22 Show Registration: www.DAXShow.com
Class Date: Sunday – April 23 Owner Class Registration: https://happyemb.com/…/registration_training_chicagoland_20…
I will be headed for Indiana on Sunday to travel the state all week – a week long sales visit with embroidery shops and customers.
When I traveled through Illinois and Missouri in October, I accidentally booked myself on an American Eagle flight. Not so bad except that my rolling cart computer bag would not fit in those little ole’ bitty overheads on that little ole’ bitty plane. With some help from a steward and a couple of passengers I was finally able to get the door closed – I did have to relocate half the contents to my purse in order to do it. Of course, my purse no longer fit under the seat in front of me with 2 computers sticking out the top. I lucked out and the stewardess didn’t notice.
The Good News? I had to (I really, really had to) buy a new purse and rolling computer bag just in case it ever happens again. I know, you’re thinking, “Don’t put yourself on another one of those planes.” Well, you have a good point there, but, I did say I accidentally booked that plane. I just wish I felt confident that I would not make that mistake again. Solution? New bags! Seriously, have you been talking to my husband?
I was wrapping up my day when I couldn’t stand looking at those blank bags one more minute!
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I am always trying to think of something new and different for display at the Trade Shows. Since I made an Embroidered Snowman Quilt for display at AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines next week, I decided to make matching flags that spell out Happy. These will hang on the opposite wall of our booth.
The video below is the finished Flag Design. I have Step-By-Step pictures at the bottom of this post done when I was still designing the look of the flags so they don’t look the same. Who of us ever finishes the way we start?
This video shows how I “Tweaked” the Star design I used for the border of the finished flags.
Well, I am almost ready for AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines, IA – October 5-8. Did I say almost? Maybe it’s more like, “Oh no! I’m not nearly ready. It’s going to take all night, every night to make my vision come true for the booth!” Well, OK, it is somewhere in between the two.
I will be in a corner booth just outside the Learning Center so be sure and stop in and say hello.
We will have great prices – especially for the AQS Members as part of their “I Am AQS” program.
We will be returning to the AQS Quilt Week in Des Moines, Iowa the first week of October so mark your calendars and start making your travel plans – I sure am!
Show details: http://www.quiltweek.com/locations/des-moines/
I recently received an email SOS from a new Happy Owner:
I called her up and we walked through it together over the phone. She quickly had her Bobbin Case inserted correctly – and she heard the “Click”.
What was the problem? Why wasn’t it “Clicking” when she put it in the machine?
She sent me a picture of the page in her User’s Manual that she was referring to:
The instructions she was following “Inserting the bobbin case”, shown below, specify in Step 1 “. . . open bobbin case latch (A) . . . Slip bobbin and case on stud of rotary hook body, and press in securely.Release bobbin case latch. Press the bobbin case in to be sure it is fully seated.”
Note, the Manual’s instructions do not mention an audible “Click”. Where did that come from?
From a video!
If you watch the video below, at about the 2:40 mark in the video, Rene gives instructions on inserting the Bobbin Case and talks about that “Click”.
So what’s the problem?
The User’s Manual and Rene are using two different methods to insert the Bobbin Case.
If you “. . . open bobbin case latch (A). . .” as instructed in the User’s Manual by pulling out that little Handle on the front of the Bobbin Case and hold it open while you are inserting the Bobbin Case, you are opening a “Latch” on the side of the case that engages when you insert the case in the Rotary Hook Area. When you release the Handle, the Latch engages and locks the Bobbin Case into place in the Rotary Hook. If you use this method, you do not hear a “Click” because you have opened the Latch with the Handle and it simply closes with no sound when you release the Handle. The Bobbin Case is locked into place when you release the Handle. The Manual further instructs you to “Press the bobbin case in to be sure it is fully seated.”
If you use Rene’s method from the video and leave the Handle down and simply press the Bobbin Case into the Rotary Hook, the lock inside the Rotary Hook presses against the Latch on the side of the Bobbin Case and opens it. When the Bobbin Case is fully inserted into place with the Handle down, you hear a “Click” when the lock closes. Pressing against the Latch without opening that little Handle while inserting the Bobbin Case causes that audible “Click” when the Latch is fully engaged.
Which way is correct? Both! You can use either approach.
The Instructions in the Manual are correct – it does not mention the “Click” because it instructs you to open and hold the Handle while inserting the Bobbin Case. Releasing the Handle locks the Bobbin Case into place – Silently.
Rene’s video is also correct. He demonstrates inserting the Bobbin Case without opening the Handle and instructs you to listen for the “Click” which indicates the Bobbin Case is locked into place. He is correct because he isn’t telling you (in this video) to hold the little Handle open. There will be a Click – if you inserted the Bobbin Case fully. If you don’t hear the Click, you got a problem – the Bobbin Case is not inserted correctly or fully. Something is wrong!
Which method should you use?
I prefer Rene’s method – don’t open the Handle – listen for the Click.
Why? Because this method gives you an audible indication that you have inserted the Bobbin Case far enough and that it is fully locked into place. No guesswork. If you open the Handle and insert, you might not put it in far enough to engage the lock and if you forget to push and check – well, you would not know it until you had problems with your stitches.
Why take chances? Use the Click Method and know that all is well!
If you’ve been having problems and thinking “How come sometimes it stays in and sometimes it doesn’t” or “Do I use this little handle thingy or don’t I”, hopefully this answers your question or solves your problem.