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Thread: Birds nest!! Help please

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    What causes birds nests? Was sewing just fine the jumble of thread under neath! Now nothing! No lint underneath rethreaded. I'm stumped. I appreciate all the help, suggestions and comments. I've only been quilting a few yrs, self taught starting with a book from 1960's and visually impaired, so can use whatever help I can! Thank you!!!

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    Usually when I have a birds' nests it's because I forgot to put the presser foot down...!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    What causes birds nests? Was sewing just fine the jumble of thread under neath! Now nothing! No lint underneath rethreaded. I'm stumped. I appreciate all the help, suggestions and comments. I've only been quilting a few yrs, self taught starting with a book from 1960's and visually impaired, so can use whatever help I can! Thank you!!!
    Now what do you think causes a birds nest? Silly girl...its caused by a bird or birds collecting threads and twigs and things to make a nest so that they can hatch out some eggs!!!

    OOPS....WRONG nesting. LOLOLOL I had to see if you were paying attention. So ARE YOU? lolol

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    The first thing I would do is clean the bobbin area really well, then rethread, also change the needle just in case.

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    On some of my machines, I have to hold the threads to start sewing or I'll get bird's nests. Make sure there is not a small thread caught somewhere in the bobbin race. Or than that, just cleaning it out might help.

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    Try pulling your bobbin out of the case - brushing out anything that may or may not be there.
    Then re-install, making sure the thread is in the right direction.
    Replace the needle and re-thread, making sure its in the right direction.
    When starting out stitching, hold the "tails" for the first few stitches.

    If that doesn't work, try a new bobbin.
    Sometimes machines just get plain ol' persnickety.

    P.S. This has happened to all of us at one time or another.
    Okay.. at least it's happened to me!

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    Gremlins! Tiny little Gremlins!

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