Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 24

Thread: Light on top, dark on back

  1. #11
    Super Member MacThayer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    1,092
    It really sounds as if your bobbin tension is too tight. Did you adjust that, or do you have one of those machines where you're "not supposed to". If so, it can and should be done, and I can tell you how to do it. Just PM me.
    MacThayer

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    138
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quick suggestion - are u sure the threads ate the same weight? Maybe one is heavier than the other making the tension hard to adjust!

  3. #13
    Senior Member LoriMcc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    523
    Try playing with the bobbin case. If you loosen the screw slightly, you might have success!! Good luck!
    Lori McC

  4. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    nevada
    Posts
    790
    Blog Entries
    1
    We use sharpies here too to cover up problrms with bobbin threads

  5. #15
    Super Member callen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Timmins, Ont. Canada
    Posts
    3,486
    Did you think of using invisible thread in the bobbin (make sure you use the right needle for invisible)? Don't know if that works for quilting or if it works in the bobbin but might be worth a try. I have never used invisible thread but I was told you have to have the right kind of needle for invisible (can't remember if it is a metallic needle or not). I'm sure someone here will know, for sure.
    Dance like no one is watching

  6. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Iowa and Minnesota
    Posts
    351
    Can you use invisible thread in the bobbin? I was told not to but there are times when that would be a solution to this problem!

  7. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    41
    I'm a longarmer and this is just the nature of the beast.Maybe you could use "So Fine" or "Bottom Line"in the bobbin.These are bobbin threds that I have been useing for quite sometime.But dots on the back are virtually impossible to avoid.In a perfect world the threads would meet in the middle of the quilt sandwich and be perfactely[?] balanced.But no matter what the books tell you,that isn't possible.Are you using a domestic machine to quilt this,or do you have a mid arm or longarm machine?

  8. #18
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,930
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by LoriMcc View Post
    Try playing with the bobbin case. If you loosen the screw slightly, you might have success!! Good luck!
    we have a winner...it is the bobbin race tension...not the actual bobbin tension set by the dial!
    but do make sure you are using the correct needle type as well!

  9. #19
    Senior Member leggz48's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Granbury Texas
    Posts
    322
    I like my quilting to show up so I would use the white thread and let 'em see the beauty on the navy backing!
    Linda

  10. #20
    Super Member katiebear1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    lexington ky
    Posts
    1,246
    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj View Post
    I thought I was the only one who used Sharpies for that !! I repaired a tear in a friend's quilt (a lonestar!!) that she had damaged by putting a suitcase onto the bed. The slice was about an inch long in a Forest Green diamond. After slipping the fusible web into the hole and fusing it in place, there were still white threads showing from where it tore. Sharpie to the rescue. And you'd be hardpressed to find it!
    I have sharpies in a rainbow of colors for those minor "Oh no"s LOL

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.