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Thread: I don't understand what I am doing wrong

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    Senior Member omgtimmcgraw's Avatar
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    I don't understand what I am doing wrong

    I have tried this several times. I program my machine to embroidery a message and it messes up
    this message should read. For Taylor love mom 1/24/2013. But I messed up. I am lost
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    It looks like you are trying to stitch through a quilt sandwich? That may be too thick for the machine to sew through. Try stitching on just one layer of fabric that is nicely starched or has a stabilizer on the back and see if it works.

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    I will try that next time.

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    Also use the same color thread in the bobbin as the top.
    Another thought is have you reduced the size too small.

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    My machine does one size. Great tip. I am learning. I just got done taking out that mess. Not fun.

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    I always found on something soft I needed a stabilizer. Try adding a medium weight tear away stabilizer on the top (you could also add one on the bottom as well). This should help with any tension issues. I would also try a sample sandwich and see what works best. Good luck!!
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    I use the quilt sandwich method for a practice run. If I'm not really sure about the fabric for my project, I make a small sandwich out of that particular fabic. If I'm doing a label, I use a lite-weght fusible to stabilize the stitching.

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    I did a quilt motif on one quilt and found I had problems with the stitching when the weight of the quilt pulled the area away from the stitching area. That is what this looks like to me. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    I always found on something soft I needed a stabilizer. Try adding a medium weight tear away stabilizer on the top (you could also add one on the bottom as well). This should help with any tension issues. I would also try a sample sandwich and see what works best. Good luck!!
    Coffee filters work great as stabilizers.
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    I don't know what machine you are using, but try playing with the tension a bit, and then play with the stitch length a bit, as it may close up the letters that are open, like the "o".

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