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Thread: please help before the cussin starts!!!

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    Yesterday I started quilting a queen size quilt. Everything went beautifully....no problems at all. BUT today is a different story. All the settings, thread, needle everything the same. Same settings on the machine (Janome ) fmq bobbin case in use.
    The back is all eyelashes. I spent over an hour picking out the bad stitches....arrrggg...
    Okay, I took the bobbin case out to try to adjust the tension. There is a metal screw but there is also a black thing I assume is a screw, to the left of the metal screw. Which should I turn? Has anyone had this experience and if so, how did you resolve it. I am just a breath away from a string of four letter words!!!

    Ditter

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    Do you have a picture of the bobbin case, mine has little screws which you turn to loosen or tighten. (lefty loosy, rightie tightie this method also works when working on trucks..lol)

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    Don't really know what to tell you because I have had that same thing happen to me before too. Try & change the needle & see if that helps & rethread the machine. There are gremlins among us!

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    I would not adjust the bobbin tension. Adjust the top tension, instead.

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    If you have eyelashes on the back of your quilt, it would be the top tension you should adjust.

    Sheila

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    Hi, You can use the black screw to adjust tension if adjusting at the top doesn't work.

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    I never mess with my bobbin tension and only change the top tension.

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    Did you lower your darning foot - I have forgotten to do that and I get a bird's nest on the back of the quilt because there is no tension.

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    I have never adjusted the bobbin tension, I always adjust tension from the top. Possibly check the bobbin area for a hidden piece of lint.

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    I agree - it is the top tension that is your problem. I too have gremlins that play with my machine when I'm not watching. Sometimes the only thing that works is to start over and re-thread the machine.

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