20 Most Recent Simplicity Quilter's Classic SW240 Mechanical Sewing Machine Questions & Answers

You can try a 'hard reboot' of the software by unplugging the machine while it is turned on, wait about a minute, then plug in and restart the machine. This is a way to make the software do a self-diagnostic check and possibly give you an error code or (best case scenario) cause the machine to start working properly again.
If this does not work you probably need an adjustment by a technician.

Simplicity... | Answered on Mar 06, 2019

Make sure your needle is threaded correctly and that the needle is not old or blunt.
make sure that the thread and needle size are compatible with the material you are using.Or check with manufacturer.

Simplicity... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017

Is it really threaded correctly? Is the needle, old, blunt,or slightly bent? Are the thread and needle compatible with the material? :)

Simplicity... | Answered on Apr 02, 2017

There should be a hole across the back of the walking foot (penetrates the walking foot usually from right to left, although some feet will have 2 guides--one for left to right, the other left to right) where the bar mounts and a screw to tighten and hold it in place.

Quilting Bar Attachment

Simplicity... | Answered on Oct 08, 2016

If the bobbin winder is malfunctioning, for ~$30, you can purchase a stand-alone bobbin winder at JoAnn's or Hancock's fabric stores or online, ie Amazon. At least you will still be able to use your machine even if the bobbin winder on your machine will not work.


Simplicity... | Answered on Dec 23, 2015

Search the internet for:

Manufacturer + Model + the word "Manual"

Sometimes you can find downloads from the manufacturer's web site.


Simplicity... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

sounds like the computer needs to be checked to see why the screen is black.

Simplicity... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015

Let my download manual for SW240 Quilter

Simplicity... | Answered on Mar 10, 2015

"In order to use the start/stop button the foot pedal must be unplugged."

Simplicity... | Answered on Mar 03, 2015

In the instruction manual it should show you where you need to put the oil. What sort of noise is it making as there may be a different problem such as stuff caught in the bobbin race

Simplicity... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014

They all use oil, but on modern home machines that privilege is reserved for the sewing machine repair person. You might look in your bobbin race area for a little wick. 1 drop only.

Simplicity... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014

In order to use the start/stop button the foot pedal must be unplugged.

Simplicity... | Answered on Dec 25, 2013

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