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Thread: Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

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    Taking the stress out of Longarm tension

    This was posted on one of my yahoo frame quilting groups. They have since put the link in their files.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM


    It answered some questions for me and I've watched & read alot about longarm tension.


    DollyO

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    This is a great video. Thanks for sharing it.

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    Best tension video I have seen...thanks
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    That's the best I've ever seen for how to do your tensions. Thanks!!

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    I checked the tension on my Bailey bobbin. OMG! It's a wonder I could quilt anything. I ended up loosening it almost a half a turn.

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    Thanks, I really needed this!
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    Wow, what a great video. Thank you so much for sharing.
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    EXCELLENT video!!!
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    Thanks, I learned a bit about the bobbin thread just slightly showing in the top. I did not know that!!!

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    Update:
    I lowered the tension on my Bailey to what he suggested. Then I spent the next several hours balancing tension. I can't get mine as low as what he wants. Mine is at the lift, slight bounce stage, where before it didn't move. Tension then was at 7 (had shredding issues-imagine that). Now it's at just a tick above 2. Can just barely see the bobbin thread on top. I will be quilting 2 strata stars (table topper and tree skirt) on one long piece of backing. Good thing there's lots of room around the star points for practicing.

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