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  1. Top thread is breaking within a minute of stitching. It is winter and very dry. I have new pigtails on. Tension looks good on the stitches. I swapped out the bobbin case and rethreaded top also. Still the same problem. I also changed to a new needle. Suggestions? Frustrated in Oklahoma
  2. Anyone know if APQS has support on the weekends? I'm having a problem with thread breaks all of a sudden. Have done all the normal stuff, multiple times, rethread, new needle, new bobbin, checked for burrs, cleaned everything, etc., etc. At my wits end. I left a message for support on their answering machine, just wanted to know if they answer calls on the weekend.
  3. We used a variegated King Tut thread and experienced all kinds of quilting issues. Another long arm quilter doesn't like variegated threads because of issues whether King Tut brand or not. Does anyone have any advice for successful variegated thread use?
  4. I have had my Freddie for a couple of weeks, just cannot seem to quilt anything freehand without top thread breaking. I have tried, new needle, different size needles, rethreading, different thread, net on cone, batting in thread guide, loosening/tightening tension on both bobbin & top. This is in stitch regulated mode. I'm also getting occasional very loose stitches on the top & tangling on the back. What can I try next wise ones??
  5. I desperately need some advice on what to do. I have a new Millennium that I've only sewn a couple of quilts on so am very new to APQS. I recently changed my bobbin after it ran out. The next bobbin I have had nothing but trouble. It'll sew just fine for a distance and then the machine feels like it won't move unless I really put a lot of power behind it. Then the thread will break if I do that. I've checked the bobbin and thread multiple times and seen the post about bobbins out of round but this is a brand new bobbin that came with my APQS from the factory. This is the first time it's even had thread wound on it and hasn't been dropped so it's hard to believe it'd be out of round. Any ideas? Thanks, Cathy
  6. So yesterday I was quilting along with no problems, then this morning ..... it is a whole new day and I have had nothing but problems. I was able to isolate the problem (I think) but don't know how to fix it. HELP!!! Please, I have five more quilts that I have to get finished before next weekend. The problem appears to be that the take up lever is not going all the way up when a stitch is made. When I first try to pull up the bobbin thread, the takeup bar only goes up about 1/3 of the way so when I try to pull up the bobbin thread the top thread breaks. I can manually rotate the take up lever and get the thread to come to the top easily, but I don't want to have to do that every time I take a stitch! How do I fix this? BTW - the machine just received it's spa treatment, new everything, timing redone, etc. Is there anything else I should be looking at? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks so much!