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  1. I have a Bliss system, and I have used pins for 13 years. I have a steady queue of tops to quilt and never had a reason to switch between them.
  2. I had been having that problem as well, and it is truly exasperating. I found turning the needle to 5:30 or even 5:00 (6:30 made it worse) is giving me perfect stitches every time. I was snagging, looping, breaking, and swearing like a sailor. And this machine is replacing another one, so I have deadlines and clients who can't wait for me to figure it out, or to pick out bad stitches and do it over. Another quilter told me that turning the needle is "cheating" and "not an actual solution", but if you could see my before and after pics, you wouldn't think so. Someone with a different brand of machine told me to just go from left to right, break the thread and go back to the left side again. So, unless someone has a better solution than "that's cheating" or "work around the problem by only doing straight lines, starting from the left only", I'll embrace my late afternoon needle solution and rock with it. Good luck
  3. I have been having this issue on my Freedom, and last night, I did a FaceTime with my dealer, and she told me that there's a magic formula for every machine and you just have to find it. On my machine, it was a thread net, bypassing the thread break sensor wheel (I don't use it), doing a corkscrew threading using two holes in the back guide, then a hill and valley threading through the front guide using two holes, thread as usual. Then using a MagnaGlide prewound in the bottom and adjust my top tension to the perfect stitch (no issues since). I have no doubt that a call to your dealer or to APQS will find the solution. And once you do, it's smooth from then on. I know that once I found the thread I liked, I would use it almost exclusively, and the right combination of top and bobbin thread will make my work frustration free.