Hi to all my sewing chums back in the States, especially in Connecticut, where I lived down the road from Taunton press and loved to read the forums and peruse the goods at Banksville Fabrics.
Now I’m a trailing spouse in China, and because of 220 voltage, I had to purchase a Bernina Aurora 430, a “computer sewing machine,” as the literature describes it. Give me my 1230, 830 and my old mechanical machines any time, as I only do garment sewing and home dec, not embroidery and crafting.
With a one-hour lesson before the new machine was shipped, I just sat down to whip up a pair of jeans for a vacation, and in the midst of the project, the machine will not go forward. I’ve re-threaded it, talked lovingly to it, turned it off and on, unplugged and plugged, let it rest, looked at all the videos and re-read the manual four times, and still no luck. This is probably something very silly, and I will be embarrassed when I learn the answer, but right now I have 24 hours to finish, and time’s a’wastin’. Obviously, there are no local dealers to call.
If anyone with a Bernina 430 can help me, I’d be everlastingly grateful. Since we’re 12 hours ahead of the East Coast, I may stay up all night waiting for your answers.
Thanks, Merryll from Shanghai