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Hi, I've had a lot of trouble with thread break, backlash etc since getting my new to me machine 3 months ago. It's run pretty well the last 6 or 7 quilts I've done with minimal thread break and good tension. I hadn't oiled the bobbin area in all that time as last time I did I got horrible backlash, loop and thread breaks. I oiled the bobbin area again last night and the same thing happened. I've attached a picture - it's almost like a chain stitch on the back! When I tighten the top tension the thread breaks immediately. Has anyone else had anything like this happen when they oil the machine?
Hi all, I have a George that is quilting well using Omni thread top and SoFine in the bobbin. I check the oil wicks each day I use it and oil as necessary, but for the past week there's been a persistent squeak/squeal from inside the machine at far right, above where the thread stand is. (It is not the thread stand vibrating--I've already found and solved that problem a few years ago:) I checked and oiled the bobbin area, thinking that would help, but it didn't. Does anyone have advice on how to fix this? Thanks in advance for any advice. Elizabeth in Michigan
Beware of the oil wick on the back of George, and the four oil wicks on top. I've been quilting huge quilts this year, and have noticed oil spots from the wicks on my quilts because I bunch them up for freedom of movement while quilting. I saw my bunched quilt flop over the top of George and deposit oil. I spent several days removing the oil from the quilt with Sew Clean. So now I have pieces of plastic taped over these wicks to shield them from the quilt. Other folks I know who are working on huge quilts this year have had the same problems with George's oil wicks. Their solutions are to tape plastic pill holders or credit card holders over the wicks. Air can still get to the wicks, but they are now not exposed to touch the quilt. Haven't had this problem before, since I hadn't quilted work as large as 90" x 90".