free motion quilting

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larmhawk wrote
on 27 Sep 2013 2:10 PM

Hello all

Newbie here, I've done lots of old-fashioned quilting, you know when we used to sew our shapes with a piece of paper inside each shape! Anyway, I'm trying out free motion quilting, but I seem to have problems with my tension, either the top or bottom thread breaking, any ideas?

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larmhawk wrote
on 27 Sep 2013 2:11 PM

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homesoul wrote
on 30 Sep 2013 4:34 AM

Maintain your machine - there's nothing more frustrating than a breakdown when you're in the middle of sewing. The quickest job is to keep the bobbin case clean from lint - a quick brush and you're right to continue

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Muppin wrote
on 30 Sep 2013 8:02 AM

HI Larmhawk!

If you have adjustable tension, go ahead and change it from the automatic settings until you get a good stitch.  I would practice on a scrap until you see the stitches you are looking for.  If that doesn't work, take it to your machine repair or dealer and let them know what you are trying to do.  I had 2 very old machines that would not machine quilt very well at all, and i ended up with a nice new machine that does everything I want it to.




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