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Thread: Eyelashes

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    Junior Member bri1977's Avatar
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    My stitches are looking pretty good but I get eyelashes on some curves. Small ones, but annoying. Other than moving more slowly and consistently, are there any tips, tricks or gadgets I can try?

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    Slow the fabric but speed up the machine. Slow hand and fast needle should get rid of them, assuming that your tension is fine. What machine do you use? When I used an old Kenmore I found that certain threads gave me eye lashes no matter what I did, and other threads never did. I now have a Bernina and never get them.

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    Junior Member bri1977's Avatar
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    I have a Kenmore actually. I think made in 2004.Tension seems good most of the time. I get the eyelashes only on some curves. Maybe I am moving too fast. Are there threads that you would recommend?

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    Get some Magic Genie Bobbin Washers and use one in your bobbin case. I get them from Keepsake Quilting and Connecting Threads.

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    I double clicked....again!

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    Junior Member bri1977's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneMoreQuilt
    Get some Magic Genie Bobbin Washers and use one in your bobbin case. I get them from Keepsake Quilting and Connecting Threads.
    Ok I'll have to check them out. Thanks :)

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    Remember that your hand speed needs to slow down on curves, but keep the machine speed the same.

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