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Thread: stitching problem

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    Please help! When I try to quilt with a different color bobbin thread (same color as backing) the thread pulls through to the top and you can see the bobbin thread. I have tried adjusting the tensions top and bottom but nothing seems to work. Thank you guys.

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    Power Poster Sadiemae's Avatar
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    It should be your top tension.

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    have you checked to make sure that the thread weight is the same on both the bottom and the top?

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    in a perfect world your stitches would be perfect top and bottom, most of the time it is not such a perfect world. one way to make them not so noticable is to use the same thread top and bottom; the only other way is to adjust the tension, until you have the top and bottom tension balanced. if your bobbin thread is pulling up to the top your top tension is too tight. you need to loosen it a little. make a practice sandwich and adjust the top tension about a 1/4 turn at a time, stitch a line, check it, turn the tension dial a little bit more, and keep checking until you have the tension equal to the bobbin tension. if it gets worse you are turning the dial the wrong way. if after a few turns it is not making a difference you may need to tighten the bobbin tension to better match the top. it is always better to adjust from the top than from the bottom when possible

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    I no longer even try to quilt with different colors on the top and bobbin. No matter how I adjust the tension, one or the other will show through at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    I no longer even try to quilt with different colors on the top and bobbin. No matter how I adjust the tension, one or the other will show through at some point.
    Me too! :thumbup:

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    http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...bottom-tension
    Try this site. They have some great information here.
    I just love their thread.

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    thank you, I adjusted it lower than I thought would work, and it did!

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    thanks for the info

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    my thanks to all of you.....I adjusted both tensions down as low as possible and yes, it worked!!!!

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