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Thread: Embroidery help, please!!!

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    Embroidery help, please!!!

    What an afternoon!I was trying to embroider some Christmas towels. Everything was going well until the thread got wrapped around the spool holder & jammed everything. After I fixed that it seemed like one thing after another went wrong. I fixed the bent needle, I fixed the jammed thread in the bobbin, I scrapped the towel & that design & started freash on a hand towel only to find the bobbin thread is showing on the design and NOT the top thread. Maybe I am just brain dead but I can't remember what I need to do to adjust that. I have a Bernina QE 440 with the module. What the heck did I do now?
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    Do you mean you replaced the bent needle? And did you try re-threading the machine? I was taught the rule: if you have problems with the bobbin thread its an upper thread problem and vis versa............

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    Can you see the top thread at all? If you can, you just need to adjust the tension. You might want to just turn off the machine and turn it back on, like you have do with computer when is gets of kilter.
    Vicki

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    thanks! Yes, I replaced the needle. The top thread barely shows at all. I did turn her off...and walk away....far away! I'll try again tomorrow. I adjusted the top tenion some but didn't want to go to far with it.
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    Sometimes that the only thing to do is walk away. Hope it works out for you tomorrow.
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    My guess is there is a tiny piece of thread stuck somewhere, probably in the bobbin area. Open up the entire thing and check very, very carefully. Make sure you take the entire bobbin area out.

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    Are you using a stabelizer on the top of the towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRANNYMO View Post
    Are you using a stabelizer on the top of the towel.
    Good reply. I use a washaway stabilizer on top of terrycloth as well as a stabilizer on the bottom of the towel. Design stiches outs really nice and clean.
    Vicki

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    Have you tried using same color bobbin thread and top thread so the tension won't show as much?
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    usually means the top thread is not threaded correctly or the tension need to be adjusted I would take out the bobbin and the upper thread and re thread the machine and insert the bobbin.

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