I just wanted to put this out there somewhere.
My proper sewing machine went into the shop last weekend, the cutter was a bit mediocre so I had a feeling a new blade was needed, however I also wanted them to take a look at the tension problems I was having with FMQ whilst it is still under warranty which I blogged about back in June. It was the floating foot that was cruddy, the spring motion darning foot not so much but I was having intermittent problems with thread breaking and such, and my work was looking a bit naff in the finishing stages as a result.
I got a call today from the shop- Cole’s Sewing Centre in Nottingham, which is the UK Husqvarna distributor and the sole official repair agent. In fact they sent it back to me when it decided to get a bit overheated at the turn of the year. The guy who rang is Mr Cole himself, lovely guy, seems to really know his stuff, but he had some bad-ish news.
Apparently there were some little things to sort (bobbin tension and a new blade unsurprisingly) but also it needed to be restored to factory settings as the hooks and some other tension related gubbins were not right and that’s why my FMQ was bad. It needs a full service despite being only 10 1/2 months old and that was going to be £75.
*sharp intake of breath*
I’m going to do it though, apparently it could have been awful since the day I bought it and so I am really actually looking forward to it working better than I have ever known. Then I won’t feel like I’m making do. It’s actually quite exciting. And of course if I get it to work well Di will be the first to know, her machine is the same model and has never been completely right either!
I’ll let you know the verdict in 9 days time when I will finally be able to collect it…