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  1. Using Millie, With Glide thread, Top and bobbin. Am having repeated top thread breaks. The thread is shredding before the break. I just swapped out the needle for a new one and am stitching again. What else could be the problem?
  2. I have had my new Lenni for just over a week. Just started having really frustrating issue. My (Glide) thread keeps shredding and/or looping on the top when I'm going right to left, in straight-ish lines. Also common when going from bottom to top (pushing away from me), but not as bad as right to left. No problems at all when I'm doing swirls, meanders, etc. Top-to-bottom and left-to-right straight lines are fine. But going right to left, major problems with loops/skipped stitches/shredding. REALLY FRUSTRATED! Here's what I've tried... - new needle - bigger needle - turned needle from straight-on to 6:30 position - turned cone of thread upside down on the spindle - different thread - re-threaded top and bobbin - loosened/tightened quilt sandwich on the frame From my new owners class, I understand that the machine runs better from left to right, but I feel like I SHOULD be allowed to go from right to left if I need to. I'm doing a woodgrain effect across a 14" block. Do I really have to tie off at the end of every line and re-start half an inch away again. How does anyone do cross-hatching, matchsticks, etc.? As a brand new owner, I'm not sure what "normal" is, but I really hope this isn't it! Here are photos of my problems, along with the blocks that I did right before this block and right after I decided to leave this block and come back to it. Same EVERYTHING - thread, needle, bobbin, etc. With other styles of quilting, no problems!
  3. Hi all! I just purchased a used ultimate II machine last week. So far it has been great, except every once in a while the thread will start to break or shred, and the stitches will skip. It is not every time just every once in a while. Does it sound like a timing issue? I have checked for burrs, cleaned and oiled everything and changed the needle. Tension seems to be just right The top thread and bottom thread have no loops peeking through. I have done the drop test with the bobbin, and then set the upper tension after that. I am using a cotton thread, maybe I need to hydrate the spool? I have a brand new needle in place. I am fairly new to the long arm quilting world, and would really appreciate the advice. Thanks, Ginger
  4. I have shredding... and it makes me want to put an axe thru my sweet baby machine..... I've read all the recent posts on this and have tried changing my bobbin case..I haven't hit a ruler, did NOTHING but changed threads to a different color of the same thread...(Rainbows, use it 99% of the time)... Limped thru the last quilt... thought it was my needle, I had changed it when it first started and thought it wasn't high enough... but no.... new quilt... same issue...shredding by the needle...AAARRRRRGGGGGHH!!!!! I've rethreaded, changed the thread path in the duck bills, emery corded everything for burrs... looked at the hook and it's passing right below the middle of the scarf.... changed bobbin cases... sigh It's my 3rd cone of Rainbows... I was using it just fine two quilts before... 3 quilts before I did have a white on white backing and have had dust like I was quilting outside.. I've cleaned out every thing. Hep me please!
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