hockeymom444

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  1. Thank you for the responses. Angela, I have tried re-threading a couple of times...but will try again. Can you also tell me what you mean by railroading??? Linda, I don't have any net over the thread, but I will check to see if the thread is catching on anything.......I have not done that.... Linda...I was using a Magna-glide bobbin!!! That's another reason I am soooo frustrated!!! I've had those bobbins for a little while now...do they go bad????? I'm not at home right now....but I will try all of these things when I get there. Can you think of anything else???!!!! Please!!!???
  2. Hello everyone. I am having a terrible time with my tension lately and I could really use some suggestions. I have had my Lucey for a little over a year now, and in that time, I've had on again, off again tension issues. Right now, what happens is that I can stitch along for a few stitches and it looks fine....then.....all the stitiches look like they are one long stitch. It's not "skipping"...it looks like all the stitches are there.....but they just look like one long stitch. So, I thought maybe my top tension was too tight....so I loosened it. THEN....I get loops and train tracks on the back. So, I tighten the bobbin tension......then it seems ok for a few stitiches, then the same thing happens again. I am so frustrated! I am using Stitch regulation when this happens. I have attached a picture....it all just looks terrible to me at this point!! I am willing to take ANY and ALL suggestions on things to try!!! Thanks Chris
  3. Hello everyone. I am having a terrible time with my tension lately and I could really use some suggestions. I have had my Lucey for a little over a year now, and in that time, I've had on again, off again tension issues. Right now, what happens is that I can stitch along for a few stitches and it looks fine....then.....all the stitiches look like they are one long stitch. It's not "skipping"...it looks like all the stitches are there.....but they just look like one long stitch. So, I thought maybe my top tension was too tight....so I loosened it. THEN....I get loops and train tracks on the back. So, I tighten the bobbin tension......then it seems ok for a few stitiches, then the same thing happens again. I am so frustrated! I have attached a picture....it all just looks terrible to me at this point!! I am willing to take ANY and ALL suggestions on things to try!!! Thanks Chris
  4. Beautiful quilting! I especially love the swirls around all of the animals at the top.....super sweet!
  5. Your quilting is beautiful! Thanks also for the link for the rulers.
  6. Very beautiful quilting. I especially love the sun face!
  7. I would just like to thank you all for the help. I put in a new needle, rethreaded my machine and watch the videos.....and it seems to be working just fine now!!!! This forum is wonderful!
  8. is there a certain size needle I should be using for such thin thread......sorry....I'm REALLY new! thanks!
  9. it's not breaking......but it's sort of shreading.......and then it's like it just slips out.....
  10. Hello everyone. I'm still quite new to longarm quilting and I have a Lucey. I am trying to do some dense quilting on a particular quilt.......I decided to use "Bottom Line" for the top thread as well as the bobbin thread. Any time I speed up a little....my top thread comes out! I've tried tightening the top.....loosening the top.....tightening the bobbin...loosening the bobbin..... I'm stumped. I'm also thinking that with all the fiddling around I have done, I've forgotten what's loose and what's tight!!!! Can anyone help???!!! With such thin thread, should my top tension be tight or loose???? I'm confused! thanks
  11. It is absolutely stunning and the quilting is awesome!