I sew on a Pfaff Performance 2054 sewing machine. When I bought it, it was the best I could afford for quilting without computerised embroidery. It has a built in walking foot (called IDT) which I love. It came with a “Quilters” kit including a quarter inch foot, a knee lift mechanism and a large perspex extension table that I could attach. I use the quarter inch foot almost every time I sew and I have used the table for quilting large quilts. I keep meaning to work out how to use the knee lift thing.
My friend, Di, from Quiltitis was asking me about my machine on the weekend. We talked about how it beeps at me when the bobbin is getting low. She thought that might be annoying, but I shared with her the trick for stopping it.
I though I’d share it with you too!
Stop your machine beeping about the low bobbin thread
When the bobbin has only a little left, my machine beeps and stops sewing. But I have worked out that I can keep sewing for at least another 20cm or so after the beeping. So if I am trying to finish a seam, I know I can safely keep going.
The lovely lady in the sewing shop taught me that if I open the “door” of the bobbin casing, the machine will stop beeping and keep sewing until the thread runs out.
So flip the door open, close the arm again, and keep sewing! Easy!
I wonder whether this works for other machines? Anyone got a different brand and want to share?