[amayausers] Re: Dog Collars

Hey Roland,
Just checking in...  When you say "Auto Density",...  did you mean to say "Auto 
Thread Feed"?
Just hoping no one is confused by your valuable information.
Thanks for the input.
Ed

-------------- Original message from "Roland R. Irish III" 
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> Here's my thoughts... 
> 1) use the largest needle size you have...those woven webbelts 
> are dense and would be hard to push a thin needle through. (If that's 
> the type of collar) 
> 2) use auto density on a test and see where it sets the density- 
> I know on hats, before auto density-I was running much higher than 
> 16-to keep thread from breaking. With auto density I let the machine 
> pick it. 
> 3)slow down stitch speed-start around 600 and see if you can get 
> rid of the thread breaks by changing needle, density...then gradually 
> raise the speed. 
> 4) if the adhesive backing isn't helping-and you have only the fast 
> frame and not the speed clamp frames-then use regular backing 
> but get a couple of those 'wedge' clamps-the WACF hat frame 
> comes with them but get larger ones, bend the 'ears' down so 
> they don't get hung up and use them to hold the collar in place. 
> I did that with tote bags before we got the speed frame system. 
> 5) double check needle alignment to the needleplate, and use a 
> new needle-in case there is a burr on the end. 
> 
> I know the Amaya will sew on leather so a dog collar shouldn't 
> be too difficult-you just have to figure out all the variables that 
> contribute to broken threads. 
> Roland 
> 
> On Apr 26, 2007, at 9:48 AM, Lee or Terri Hoover wrote: 
> 
> > Hi Darlene, 
> > 
> > When I do dog collars, I use a regular hoop. First hoop a very heavy 
> > tearaway (without the collar), then stitch an outline of the collar 
> > on the 
> > tearaway, using masking tape - tape the collar on the backing using 
> > the 
> > outline for alignment. I tape just barely along the top and bottom 
> > edges of 
> > the collar, tape the ends of the collar down on the hoop, tape 
> > buckles down 
> > - all to make sure nothing flaps around that could get caught. I 
> > despise 
> > the adhesive backing, as I believe it has caused me great headaches! 
> > 
> > When I do use the adhesive backing, I float a layer of tearaway or 
> > wax paper 
> > below the adhesive backing and the needle plate. Also, use solvy 
> > or wax 
> > paper on top. All of this to hopefully help the needle and bobbin 
> > area from 
> > getting gummy. 
> > 
> > Also, slow the speed down and make sure pressure foot height is 
> > correct. 
> > 
> > Not sure this really answered your questions. 
> > 
> > Terri 
> > Embroidery Creations 
> > 
> > -----Original Message----- 
> > From: amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > [mailto:amayausers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darlene Weber 
> > Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 8:33 AM 
> > To: Amaya 
> > Subject: [amayausers] Dog Collars 
> > 
> > I need some advice. 
> > 
> > I am trying to stitch names and phone numbers on dog collars for a 
> > customer. 
> > 
> > I am using the fast frame sleeve frame with tacky backing. The 
> > collars 
> > are for larger dogs, so they are about 1" wide but are about 1'8" 
> > thick. I 
> > have set the thickness on manual at 16. The thread keeps breaking 
> > after a 
> > couple of stitches. 
> > 
> > Can anyone give me some suggestions??? 
> > Please! 
> > Thanks! 
> > 
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