Finished a quilt and got ready to
load a new one when I couldn’t get the screw that holds the needle to fit
again.Saw that some thread – initially
thinking from the screw - came off but luckily had a spare screw.This however did not work either.Local Bernina dealer came over and it turned
out to be thread of the needle bar going into the machine itself, so now a new
one has to be ordered.From what I understand
one is not supposed to tighten the needle too much which I must have done
thinking I am really securing the little thing.
Not sure how long this would take but I felt somewhat lost.Bernina dealer came over again to
re-thread (not in those we use for stitching or quilting but thread groove in
metal) the shaft and try a bigger screw.This however will just be a temporary solution and hopefully I won’t
have to wait too long for a replacement part.
New thread made in the metal and
replacement screw inserted and I can quilt.One of these days our local Bernina dealer will be able to build me a
new machine with all the improvisations he has had to make.I really don’t care as long as I can quilt and I must say I am super impressed with the service I get from our local Bernina dealer.