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Thread: Embroidery Question

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    I downloaded a couple of free patterns of music notes, to put on a Bow Tuck tote. I'm using gold embroidery thread on top and white poly/cotton thread in the bobbin. I can't keep the bobbin thread from showing through on top. I read my manual, about adjusting the tension, but nothing is working. My tension is normally at 4. I've tried lowering it to 2 and 3 and increasing it to 5 and 6. Nothing happens. Is there something else I might be doing wrong?

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    Quite often I end up using matching thread in the bobbin to avoid this problem :D:D:D

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    Make sure that it is threaded correctly and that there isn't something in the bobbin area :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quite often I end up using matching thread in the bobbin to avoid this problem :D:D:D
    Matching color? Or the same embroidery thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quite often I end up using matching thread in the bobbin to avoid this problem :D:D:D
    This is what I do also.

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    I don't adjust the tension I wind a bobbin of a matching thread. Black always shows through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quite often I end up using matching thread in the bobbin to avoid this problem :D:D:D
    me too

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    Ok, I don't know about embroidery..but when this happens to me in quilting, I try a different kind of needle and normally that helps.

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    see if clear thread in the bobbin will help?

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    i use the same thread in the bobbin

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