My machine has been in the shop for a week. Yesterday they called and said it was done. I dropped everything and went to get it.
I got the machine set up in the quilting frame so I could start quilting….Well after a half hour of breaking thread, and fighting I was ready to quit. As a last resort I tried to fill a bobbin with a different brand of thread. Guess what, the motor that runs the bobbin DOESN’T work.
I am heading back to the dealer. To make a long story short. Over all, I do not recommend a Pfaff Grand Quilter and Next Generation Frame. I appreciated the low cost but I am not appreciating the problems I have had.
It looks like my pile of unquilted quilt tops is going to GROW while I wait some more.
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Bummer you are having such problems…nothing more frustrating for sure!!
Oh no!! I feel for you! Sew frustrating!! Hopefully it’s nothing major and it will be feeling better FAST!!
so frustrating….thanks for the info
I completely understand what you are going thru! I have a brother longarm and a gracie frame but the thread keeps breaking!! Sometimes I can do an entire quilt with no problems then I get to the next quilt and can’t go more than 60 seconds without the thread breaking!! I’m actually going to blog about my challenges and solutions on my blog today! I hope you can get everything taken care of without losing a lot of money.
oh drat! now there is frustration with a capital F.
I hope you get some good resolution from your dealer so you can get back to quilting your tops!
Oh No! Very frustrating, especially since you had such grand plans.
I feel your pain!! Hopefully, when you get it back this next time, it will work like a charm. Positive attitude (I know it’s hard!) ~karen
I’m so sorry! I’d read similar stories to yours (but I’m an obsessive/compulsive “researcher” — more than a little anal! LOL), so ended up getting a hobby quilter by Nolting. So far, so good! Hopefully, the dealer will fix you up!! If not — sell it and see what else is out there! We can’t let those piles of quilt tops continue to go unquilted! :-D
Dang it – I’m sorry you’re having problems – ugh – changes one’s whole perspective towards that machine, doesn’t it?
I understand your frustration!
I own two Pfaff Grand Quilters one is on my sewing table and the other sits on my Next Generation Frame. I have had both machines and frame for two years and still have not quilted a top yet on the frame because I can’t get across the length of the quilt top without the thread breaking several times!
So I have started quilting them on the Pfaff on the sewing table and use the frame to drape quilt tops on. For some reason the thread does not break when I quilt on the machine on the sewing table (yet they are the exact machine). LOL
What a bummer!!