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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
for the Ultra-Punch® 2008 Instruction Book

 

Loops are not forming on the front of your design

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Yarn, floss, or thread is restricted.

SOLUTION: Check that the yarn or thread is flowing freely to the needle. Check that yarn or thread is flowing freely through the needle.

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Your are not punching all the way down to the outer barrel of your Ultra-Punch® Needle

SOLUTION: Take your time. Punch each stitch until the outer barrel of the needle touches the fabric. A few minutes of practice and you will have a feel for it. (Page 5)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Fabric not tight on hoop.

SOLUTION: Be sure your fabric is in your hoop correctly. (Page 4)  Use a locking lip style hoop or a wood hoop that is at least 1” high. Your fabric must be “Drum Head Tight”. Retighten your fabric on your hoop frequently.  

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Lifting the needle off the fabric and pulling out the last stitch.

SOLUTION: DO NOT lift the needle off the fabric. Slide the needle on the surface of the fabric between each stitch. (Page 5)

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

The needle is not threaded correctly.

SOLUTION: Review the instructions for threading your needle. (Page3) Make sure the yarn or thread is not wrapped around the needle tip.

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Not holding the needle correctly.

 

SOLUTION: When your needle is threaded correctly and ready for punching, be sure you are holding the needle properly. The bevel and the indicator pin should be in line with your thumbnail. (Page5) The bevel should be facing your other hand that is holding the hoop. To follow pattern lines, turn your hoop as you punch, not your needle.

LOOPS ARE NOT EVEN ON THE FINISHED (FRONT) SIDE OF YOUR PROJECT

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Not punching the needle all the way into the fabric.

 

SOLUTION: Punch the needle down to the plastic outer barrel on every stitch. This will insure that your loops are a uniform length. This may take a little practice but soon you will get the feel for it.

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Stitches are not spaced evenly on the working side (Back) of your design.

 

SOLUTION:  When using punch embroidery yarn or 6 strands of floss, stitches should be spaced one needle width apart, and ˝ needle width between rows. (Page 6) For finer threads, space stitches and rows closer together. Heavier yarn and pearl cotton may require more space between stitches and rows. 

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Lifting the needle too high off the fabric.

SOLUTION:  After you have punched down through the fabric, lift your needle slowly just to the surface of the fabric. Now, Slide your needle one needle width and punch your next stitch.

FABRIC SHOWS THROUGH ON THE FINISHED SIDE OF YOUR DESIGN

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Rows of stitches are punched too far apart for the yarn or thread you are using.

 

SOLUTION: The appropriate space between rows and stitches is determined by the thickness of the yarn, thread, or floss. You can go back over a punched section and add more loops on the front by adding additional stitches on the working side (Back). Punch embroidery is very forgiving.

FINISHED DESIGN CURLS

POSSIBLE CAUSE:

Rows are punched too close together and / or stitches are too close together for the yarn, thread, or floss that you are using.

SOLUTION:  Pin your project to a terry cloth towel (loop side against the towel), use a steam iron (set on a steam setting) to steam your project. DO NOT IRON YOUR PROJECT! Ironing will permanently flatten your loops. Allow the steam to completely penetrate the design, then allow your project to dry completely before removing it from the towel. You may need to repeat the steaming and then roll the design and towel with the working side out.

Remember, on your next project, adjust the density of the loops by spacing your rows and stitches a little further apart.

If you are still having problems, contact your dealer or retailer for classes or individual instruction.

 

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