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Thread: Free Motion Quilting

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    I have a problem that I could use help with. My sewing machine can be set up to do free motion quilting or embrodary. You change the throat plate and remove the presser foot. Then you put the cloth under the needle either in a hoop or on a tight frame. This part is no problem. Now you have to insert the needle rotating the wheel toward you, hold the end of your top thread loosely, bring up the needle and pull the bottom thread through. I can not get the bottom thread to come up. Any suggestions.

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    As you complete the rotation, you pull gently on the top thread and it should bring the bottom thread up with it. It works just like when you pull the bobbin up when you refill it. It will be a pretty small loop and I usually use my seam ripper to snag the loop and pull it all the way thru.

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    Thank you. I will give it a try.

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    On my machine, I have to lower the foot as if sewing. Only then will the bobbin thread catch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBeth
    On my machine, I have to lower the foot as if sewing. Only then will the bobbin thread catch.
    Yup. Something about that makes it work...

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    Put the foot down, THEN your bobbin thread will come up! Easy fix.

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    Thank you for the help. It worked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip
    Thank you for the help. It worked
    Yea!!! Can you tell that a couple of us have "been there, done that"?!! Glad it worked.

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