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Tension Tension Tension - Ugh !!! Calling all you experts out there!

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Hi Friends,

 

Was sewing ohhhh so nicely with perfect tension and now this!!!  (see the photos)  I changed the needle, I cleaned the machine, my bobbin tension seems to be perfect and I've tried everything.  The top thread is skipping stitches every couple of inches or so.  I'm using Glide thread.  Any thoughts? 

 

Thanks Friends,

 

Patrice

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Patrice

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Clean your bobbin case with a business card/pin.  There may just be a tiny piece of lint under the arm where the thread comes out changing the tension.  Also, are you sure you put the needle in correctly.  Get out your book, and be certain.  

 

Cagey


May your threads be balanced, and your bobbin forever full….

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o you have a thread net onyour cone.  Iuse a loop of Hugo's Amazing tape and it stops the thread from spooling at the bottom of the cone?


Lyn Crump   Hand Guided 2013 Millenium Blissed and Gliding    APQS Sales Rep SE Qld Australia   www.busyquilting.com.au   On Facebook and Instagram as BusyQuilting


Attitude is everything - So pick a good one!

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I always start my longarming day by warming up Millie, remove the bobbin, blow the bobbin cage with my compressor, spray WD40 inside bobbin cage & the bobbin too, then I use a business card to remove lint from the bobbin part where it's threaded & q tips to clean the bobbin. Wipe all the residues, then oil the cage & check the wicks for oil too.

It pays to clean the bobbin every bobbin thread change.

Can't live without my compressor, use it to blow lints away from the tension disc, etc.

Smile, will be a fine day to quilt.

Ps, sewers aid is always handy especially with humidity changes.


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Corey Starkey

IQ & Bllissed Millennium

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What does it look like on the back?  This is what it looks like when the bobbin thread gets caught on a nick or burr on the hook assembly and breaks. (Just ask me how I know.)   Look on the back and see if you have a bobbin thread hanging or if you can tease out the broken end.  Yes - the machine just keeps on sewing when this happens.  

 

Carol

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