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Sewing machines are surprisingly delicate pieces of machinery.  When the bobbin or needle gets pulled out of timing with the rest of the tool, the machine is useless and becomes a danger when the needle breaks.

In this Instructable I will show you how to adjust the bobbin timing on your machine.  For my example I will be using the Handi-Quilter at TechShop San Jose.

You will need:
A pair of thread nippers
A screw driver
A metric hex key set (if your machine happens to use it.  It might be all screws)

Step 1: Take it apart

First, remove the needle plate and run the wheel by hand to see where the needle is hitting.  This can give you a good idea of which direction you need to rotate the shuttle hook and shuttle race.

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<p>Thank you. You rock. Helped with myBrother XR7700</p>
A great instructable! It helped me with the timing of my Adler 69, especially your note regarding the &quot;prong coming out of the machine&quot; which should hold the inside of the shuttle stay stationary. On my machine, the prong is on a removable part, which I took off during the attempted &quot;repair&quot;. Then, naturally I got left wondering how to keep the inside stationary. Your 'ible helped me notice the prong and recognize its function, and all was well from then on. <br> <br>There are plenty of advice and tutorials on the net about timing the hook, and I even have the manufacturer's service manual. But in all of them, I have failed to find this crucial little note on the existance and the function of the prong. Perhaps it might be obvious to somebody else. <br> <br>Anyways. It is such small details that make great 'ibles. And this one will save me time and money in the future, as I believe I will no longer need to rely on a professional shop to set the timing of my machine! Thank you! :)

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