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Thread: Sewing Machine Troubles

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    Last night and tonight I tried to start free motion quilting my 2nd quilt. First, the bottom thread was loose and making "eye lashes". I couldn't figure it out, so I stopped and started ripping it out. Tonight I tried again (this time on scraps) but my machine sounds horribly loud. So I fiddled around and then got a huge bunch of threads stuck. Then I tried to change feet and do a simple straight stitch and it clogged again and the needle freaked out, shifted, and hit the foot and broke! BAHH!!! I know one issue was that my bobbin was inserted the wrong way. I think I'll take a break and just crochet!

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    Sorry you are having a bad time. Tomorrow will be a better day.

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    I have learned to use a sharpie and mark the tops of my bobbins to let me know they are always inserted the right way.
    Hope this is helpful.
    have you checked where your bobbin is inserted to make sure that area is clean and oiled ?
    There are many helpful people on this board that will walk you thru a lot of problems...just have to ask.
    They have helped me a lot every time I got stuck. :)

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    Make sure you have a new needle also.

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    Try re-threading the entire machine too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Try re-threading the entire machine too!
    ROFLMBO
    that was the last thing I checked and that was what is was !!

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    Take a nap. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Try re-threading the entire machine too!
    ROFLMBO
    that was the last thing I checked and that was what is was !!
    The first two things I do is rethread the bobbin and the top. A lot of times the thread will jump out of the up take lever. When threading the top you should always have your pressure foot in the up position. If you don't the thread will not lay in the tension disks because they close when the foot is down. It took me a lot of years of sewing before someone told me these things.

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