Machine issues... 

Many of our customers don't know that we also handle all types of sewing machine repairs.  We like to pride ourselves on the fact that we sell good quality machines that last you decades.  However, we realize that all sewing machines are not new and therefore are prone to needing repairs. At Daley by the Yard, we repair machines, even if you didn't purchase it from us.  Most folks have issues with their machines when they are trying to tackle a project that they are unfamiliar with, whether it be a technique or a fabric. Our Bernina Academy event "Fear no Fabric" is a great opportunity to get the education and experience needed to feel confident to work on these projects and will provide them with the tools they need to do them without any trouble. 

We also have certified Bernina and Baby Lock techs on staff here at Daley by the Yard ready to diagnose problems and make repairs

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Thursday, May 03, 2018 4:27:00 PM

Quick tips if you are having trouble with your sewing machine 

Symptom: The machine is looping underneath the fabric

Most possible cause: Thread is not in the upper tension device, or the upper tension device is set too low. Try rethreading the top of your machine with your presser foot up. When you put your presser foot down, the upper tension closes and gets tight on your thread, so if you’re threading the machine with the presser foot down, there’s a very good likelihood that your thread is not in the device. Normally, your upper thread tension should be between 3 and 5.

Symptom: The machine is jamming

Example: The machine runs, but the fabric doesn’t feed, and results in tangles of thread underneath your fabric.

Most possible cause: Your thread is not in the take-up lever. The purpose of the take up lever is to provide tension to the thread while the needle is down so there is no slack on the thread. If you’ve missed the take up lever, there is too much slack on the thread resulting in a jam.

  • Generally, if there is an issue underneath your fabric, the issue is in the top of the machine.

Symptom: The machine isn’t stitching, or is skipping stitches.

Most probable cause: You have a needle problem. If the machine will not stitch at all, check to see if your needle is inserted correctly and pushed all the way up. Home sewing machine needles come with one flat side and one round side. The flat side generally goes away from where you insert your bobbin case. If your machine is skipping stitches, try a fresh needle. Once the needle dulls, or if you aren’t using the appropriate size/style for your project, the result can be skipped stitches. Basically, because the needle can’t get down through the fabric to meet the hook in the correct timing, the stitches aren’t forming.

For any of your sewing machine issues, please bring your sewing machine into Daley by the Yard to have one of our experienced technicians evaluate and fix the problem.

Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Thursday, May 03, 2018 4:22:00 PM

Spring is here! 

Spring is here!
I feel so relieved to see a weather forecast with temperatures above freezing and no winter storms! At home, my husband and I are starting to think about Spring Cleaning and decluttering. For me, that means going through my UFO's and "to-do" pile of sewing projects. I did complete a t-shirt quilt that's been in that pile for a couple years, now for the other thousand projects I never finished...
As we come out of the winter doldrums, it's time to dust off that sewing machine and get cracking! For some, it may mean bringing your machine in for it's annual check-up; for others, it might be time to turn it in and get a machine that'll make completing your projects faster and easier. We've got specials on new sewing machines and sergers, as well as pre-owned machines and floor models available.
If you own a sewing machine, you cannot miss our BERNINA Academy workshop coming up in May. Whether you're a seasoned pro or you haven't touched your machine in ages, everyone will walk away with tips and techniques to improve their sewing skills. Get inspired, learn, and sew more! Bring a sewing friend to work with during the course, or come on your own and meet new sew-mates! You'll create a Technique Book to use as a reference guide for each time you turn your machine on to start a project. Click HERE is sign up
Posted by DaleyByTheYard Admin Friday, April 13, 2018 11:35:00 AM
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