I'm having trouble with tension and I don't know if it's me or the machine.
So far I have:
- completely re-threaded top and bobbin threads, including winding a new bobbin
- cleaned it all out (machine does not require oiling, ever)
- adjusted my tension, up and down
All with the same results. I have loops on top and loops on the bottom. The manual says one means tension is too low and one means tension is too high...if I'm sewing suuper slow, it looks fine. If I speed up at all, it goes loopy.
I haven't changed my needle, it's a new one. I don't *think* there is anything wrong with it, but I suppose I can try that next. I haven't pulled up the needle plate and dusted under there either.
I'm sewing on cotton (2 layers), with cotton thread (Gutterman, for what that's worth). I used it last night on a quilt (cotton with cotton batting) and had NO issues. I took the quilt off and started to sew just to play (tried out that simple HST method) and it started acting up.
Thanks so much!! :)