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Need some help please!

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I'm working away on my quilt... I am changing bobbins and thread colors on this quilt.  I always have a little scrap at the side of the quilt to test before I start the next part (color).   My thread on top is "sloppy", especially when I am going left to right, but bothways. It is kind of loose..  I re threaded several times, put in a new bobbin, (bob's prewound) and even put  a new needle in... Still doing it... Can anyone help?  thanks!


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Linda Gibbons

Cabin Creek Quilting

APQS Freddie (aka, Gracie ll)

Hand guided

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Have you checked the bobbin to see how loose or tight the tension is?  When I first brought home my long arm the bobbin tension was so loose that no matter how loose would loosen up the top tension it still brought the bobbin thread right up to the top.  I tightened the bobbin up a hair and now it is fine.  I would maybe check your bobbin case and rethread the top. to be sure, making sure the top thread goes through the tension disks.  Also when you're checking your bobbin be sure that the thread is going through the little tension spring.  Mine has popped out of there more than once after putting the bobbin case back in the machine...and it makes a big thread mess!   :)

 

I know some on this board suggest a tuft of batting through the first thread doohicky (that's a real technical term there) that your thread goes through at the back of the machine.  The lady I bought mine from had a piece there...and it has stayed there ever since!   :)

 

That's all I've got!   :)  I hope you get it worked out!   :)


Valerie Smith

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**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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linda...try a thread net around the cone. this works best for me, especially with So Fine. 


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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OK... I think I finally got it.  I loosened my bobbin thread.   I didn't check it when I put my new color bobbin in  cause it was the same kind of bobbin...  guess what!!  It needs to be checked every time!!  ( lesson learned!) :huh:   I also put a little bit of batting in that first dohinkey :P  on the back above the thread spool.   I think it is ok now!!  Whew!  Thanks ladies!!!  2 hours later, I have it figured out.... I think!  Thank you!!! 


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Linda Gibbons

Cabin Creek Quilting

APQS Freddie (aka, Gracie ll)

Hand guided

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YAY!  So glad you got it worked out Linda!!!  I edited my post - when I had said tighten my top tension I had meant to say loosen!  But sounds like you figured it out.  Glad you are back in order again...tension on these babies is something else isn't it??  :)


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.com

http://www.pumpkinpatchquilter.etsy.com

Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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