View Full Version : How to needle punch????

April 14th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I know this may sound strange, but, I have seen all the posts on Golden Threads Paper and quilting, etc...and I have tried and tried to "stitch" without thread to punch a pattern to quilt to no avail! My machine just won't do it unless it's operator error. It just stops and tells me to rethread. I took out the bobbin, unthreaded the needle, put the bobbin back in, threaded the needle..LOL..you can see where I'm going with this. I just can't get it to stitch without thread. I know there must be a way but I sure haven't found it. Help would be sooooooooooooooo appreciated. Every video I've seen makes it look really easy..how do they do it??? :(
Thanks in advance..

Sandy Navas
April 14th, 2011, 03:17 PM
I think it really depends on the machine you have. I have a Viking and it won't let me sew with the thread and bobbin in place. DRATS!

April 14th, 2011, 03:20 PM
I guess I should've mentioned that..I have a Janome 11000..It does everything else, don't know why I can't stitch without thread. Like you said Sandy, DRATS! :)

April 14th, 2011, 05:28 PM
Love your quote, Sandy :-).

April 14th, 2011, 06:15 PM
I have an ANCIENT Bernina. It's electronic, & it sews just fine with or without thread. I wonder if when the computer in yours senses
"no thread" kinda like "insert disc", maybe you can find a way to "fool it" into "seeing" thread? I have never tried needle punch, but I
like to practice new fmq designs with an old needle & no thread on paper. I am shopping for a new machine, & I'm thinkin that now I need to pay attention to that feature on the new machines. Thanks for the heads up!

April 14th, 2011, 08:22 PM
I've been trying to fool it all day, and I guess it's to smart for me. I called the dealer and I might as well talked to the cat. I could not for the life of me explain why I wanted to sew without thread to the ditz I was talking to. Must be a temp or something and no one else I could talk to. I'm hoping someone with a Janome will jump in and tell me there is no way or oh ya, you do it like this. LOL