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  1. I am having problems with my bobbins warping. I am only using the ones sold at Viking dealers. December 2017 I took my machine to a service tech because I couldn’t figure out why I was having such problems with tention all of a sudden. I was able to get the bottom thread pulled up but then when I started to quilt it would just just lock up. The tech said there was nothing wrong with the machine itself and that my bobbin was warped! He did some minor adjustments. He said he didn’t know why they sold these aluminum bobbins. Of course, I know why they want you to keep buying them. Anyway, it is happening more frequently lately. Are there any other bobbins I can use in this machine that work? The one time I bought another m class bobbin, it was slightly different size and I was afraid to use so I took them back. I am very frustrated at this point. Could it be some adjustment I need to make on the thread winder? That is another story all together because the parts that screw into the base are stripped and so now I have to use a screwdriver to hold the thread with one hand and try to wrap and hold the thread around bobbin to get it started. By the way, I have had this machine since about 2016 and use it quite often. I do like the machine itself.
  2. I was having issues with long, skipped stitches. Angie at APQS walked us through several possible issues. In the end we reset the timing and the long stitch issue is cured. However, now I am having issues getting my tension set back up properly. The bottom was being pulled to tight and then leaving dots underneath. I can get the machine to quilt nice stitches but I can only go from left to the right, no major going backwards in my meandering and a bit slower. With that said, I had to make the bobbin case fairly loose and the top tension is SO TIGHT that I can't believe the thread doesn't keep snapping. I have- 1. checked the thread path, 2. checked how the path pieces all line up, 3. cleaned out the bobbin case (which I'm pretty sure I sprung- I have a spare) 4. just put in a new hook/bobbin assembly when it got timed, 5. tried a new bobbin, 6. tried a different spool if thread, 7. oiled parts- top and underneath. I do have a stitch regulator. I use polyester thread and prewound bobbins. Anyone have any other suggestions? I waited for some new parts and some time was lost with resetting the timing. I could not be so far behind on projects for other people....Crying was my final option and I've done that now. Any hep would be appreciated. Thanks!
  3. 2017 Millie with Quiltpath. Have been using prewound bobbins exclusively, mostly Magna Glide without any issues. Had never tried my Turbo winder. Got a client quilt where she wanted a variegated thread. I had a good one with Affinity by Fil-Tec. Then she decided to ask for matching thread in the bobbin. Well, Fil-Tec doesn't offer prewounds in that line that I can find. So I dug out my second bobbin case, and finally figured out how to use the Turbowinder. The bobbins looked like they wound properly. I used the aluminum ones and the same Affinity thread. Set up my machine to quilt. As usual, I tested the tensions on a sample. Ugh! Bobbin tension was bad. so started the routine to adjust it. Tightening the top only made it fractionally better, so I tried the bobbin case adjustments. Went a bit far and tightened it too much, but fixed that fast. Tightened the top several times until on the sample it looked ok. Started the panto. First pattern looked fine, so I continued. Shouldn't have. The rest of the row had wonky back tension and I'm going to have to rip it all out. The only different factor seems to be the aluminum bobbin. I don't have a TOWA gauge, but the "hold up" test was ok. Help! Pamela Sonoran Sky Quilting
  4. Hello! I'm a newbie and am seeing the "flatlining" issue. It's short little bursts of flatlining, and I didn't notice until I took the quilt off the machine. I'm so thankful for all the information on this site, I plan to use all of it until my problem is fixed. The question I have though, is this: What about this quilt I just finished? Is it ruined, will the back stitching fall out the first time I wash it? I kind of planned to give it as a gift, I'm sure the person receiving the quilt won't notice, but I'm afraid it will pull apart when it's washed and I'll look like a fool...I am examining it too closely?
  5. How often do you replace needles? Is that why my fabric looks like it has holes punched in it. Or is that because it's a batik? Or too tight on the frame? Tension off in my thread? It looks ok. Maybe a bit tight on the bobbin. I have pics of top and bottom of quilting. I also tightened top tension before starting this row but I'm attaching a pic of the last row on the roller bar. I think the top was too loose righty?
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