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Thread: Question about bobbin area

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    Super Member KimS's Avatar
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    I'm not exactly sure if there is a name for the problem I'm having but will try to explain. When I get to the end of a piece, and snip the ends of the threads, I end up with an extra thread coming from the bobbin case. It's not attached to anything but then I have to figure out which one is attached to the bobbin and which one isn't. Does that make sense? What causes that?

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    sounds like you're not raising your needle to yhe max and are cutting the loop that is made when stitching

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    sounds like you're not raising your needle to yhe max and are cutting the loop that is made when stitching
    Sounds like it to me too.

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    Instead of cutting your thread you can use leaders and enders.
    This website explains it very clearly. I use it all the time. Sure saves a
    lot of thread and no thread nests. :)
    http://www.quiltville.com/leadersenders.shtml

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    I was also getting the same thing you describe when I set up my old Singer 503A for piecing. Started using the leaders and enders method and no more problems.

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    Thanks for your replies. I'm going to start using the leaders and enders method.

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    Quote Originally Posted by connie_1936
    sounds like you're not raising your needle to yhe max and are cutting the loop that is made when stitching
    You sure nailed this one! :thumbup: When I started making a conscious effort to have the needle at it's highest position before clipping the threads it solved the problem. I have been using the chain method for piecing but when I actually put the block together I like to see what each one looks like so if there's a seam that's not even I can fix it right then.

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