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Thread: Janome mc6600

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    Senior Member SharonTheriault's Avatar
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    I use Connecting Threads threads. I like the price and I like the results that I get with it. Once in awhile the thread will jump off that little hook thingy that is at the top of the threading pattern. Just have to rethread machine and it's fine. I get the birds nest on the bottom when I start a seam after having used the thread cutter. The only way to not get the nest is to pull the threads out longer and hold them when you start the seam. I've had my 6600p for about 4 years now and it's still a work horse. Going to last me a long time.
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    Well we were able to get it down to the dealer this Thursday instead of the 16th and were going to try some of the tips that I got today. Thanks again for your help ladies!!!

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    I have the 6600 and I love it. I use any thread I want (including C&C). I would bet that it isn't threaded correctly. When I was at a quilt retreat a lady had a brand new 6600. She asked me to trouble shoot it for her. Figured out she had the bobbin in backwards. She didn't know that it was directional. She hadn't even noticed the drawing on the bobbin cover.

    It is SO easy to miss a little detail and keep doing the same (wrong) thing over and over. I am sure your wife will love it once you get past this initial problem. I have had mine for 5 years now and it is a work horse that sews anything.

    There is a yahoo group for the machine and they have files (and pictures) that are helpful. I agree the manual is not very helpful.

    Good luck.

    Mary

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    Is it possible that you're not holding the threads taut (or using a leader piece of fabric) before beginning your stitching? If I don't do that, I get a nest where my line of thread begins (but not further down the line). So . . . If the nest is just at the beginning of the sewing line, then I would make sure threads are held taut for the first few stitches. If that doesn't help (or the nesting occurs further down the line of stitching), I'd also be heading back to the dealers.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzette316 View Post
    Is it possible that you're not holding the threads taut (or using a leader piece of fabric) before beginning your stitching? If I don't do that, I get a nest where my line of thread begins (but not further down the line). So . . . If the nest is just at the beginning of the sewing line, then I would make sure threads are held taut for the first few stitches. If that doesn't help (or the nesting occurs further down the line of stitching), I'd also be heading back to the dealers.




    Good luck!

    This happens with mine too.....I use whatever thread I have, whether it is Coats, Connecting Threads or any other and don't have problems....some are more linty than others and require cleaning out the bobbin case more often.

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    Yea, Coats and Clarks is a no no, even the machine dealer says not to use those old time threads. I use Mettler in mine. The Connecting Threads are good too, just a little linty though. I always had nesting problems, so I got some bobbin washers, Magic Genie I think is their name. They work great. It keeps the bobbin from jumping in the case when you sew. Especially good for machine embroidery.

    I never hold my threads at the beginning and don't use a leader piece of fabric. I deal with the little nest at the beginning, don't care. When you have an automatic thread cutter you have to go searching for threads to grab so it's not efficient, timewise, to keep doing that with every piece you're sewing.
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    I had an awful time in the beginning. I have to be very careful putting the bobbin in and threading the machine. Also you need to hold those threads during the first couple inches. I got a routine down that works and now do not have the problem.

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    I have a Janome mc6000p which I got last Friday - so not even a week ago. I read, read, read everything on here before I bought it and joined the yahoo group, too. That's a great place - search yahoo groups janome 6600 and you'll have to ask to join the group. They have files there where questions have been answered. I did have to adjust the tension at first. (My husband did it so I'm not sure which way he went.) The manual has a good picture of correct tension with advice on how to fix it - that's what my husband used. I have ordered a bobbin made just for free motion quiltiong - it has a blue dot on it instead of the red one that came with the machine. I got it off Amazon for around $25. I am also getting the Magic Genies mentioned here.

    I have no trouble piecing, but when quilting was having some issues. It gets better each time I sew. In my case it's a matter of getting used to the necessary speed to get a good stitch - without birds nests and loops on the back.

    Hope you get some good answers soon!
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    I have this machine too and I only use Aurifil to piece and when I machine quilt I usually use Connecting Threads thread and it works pretty well, but it does make a lot of lint. I have found that the thread makes a huge difference in how the machine sews.
    Juliebelle

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    What is happening is the thread is coming out of the take up leaver...to help this run th thread backwards thru the takeup leaver, inotherword left to right.. Also a good thread will help. I talked with a Jerome rep and she said they were await of the problem.
    Vicki Mc in SC
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