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HELP! My top thread on my Mille has suddenly started fraying and breaking. I have changed the needle three times, sanded the hopping foot and two curly thread guides for possible burs, and i am out of ideas or things to try. I just quilted a t-shirt quilt with the same cone of thread so I don't think that is it. I use Superior So Fine 50wt. Anyone know what could be wrong? I am desperate for answers. 


Cyndi C.

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Cyndi

Loosen your pigtails and rotate them 180 degrees and tighten them back up.  I've never had any luck trying to sand the grooves out of them.  If that works you are good for many months so there is no rush to special order them.  That has been my most common reason for top thread fraying.

 

Nigel


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If "slip" stitches means skipped stitches, it's probably a timing issue.  If it means something else, I don't know.  The thread breakage could be caused by a number of thing.  Give us a little more info about what you've done to try and correct the problem, and a bit more detail about exactly how the thread is breaking.  Also the type of thread you're using.  Jim

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Yes Skipped stitches, I'm using Omni thread, I really have not done to much, not knowing what to do, other than change needle, a little sanding the grooves. I will check timing,

thanks

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I don't think Omni thread (I've never used it, so I don't have first hand experience) is generally problematic, so that's likely not the problem. (test it by pulling on it to be sure it's not rotten)  Let us know what you find.  Jim

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