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Thread: Why does a thread in the fabric get pulled?

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    Why does a thread in the fabric get pulled?

    Every so often a thread in the fabric gets pulled when I am sewing. Is it my machine, fabric or needle? I will be experimenting with replacing the needle soon. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
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    Sounds as if the needle needs replacing...
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    My guess would be the needle. It may need replacing, or you may need a different type of needle. A ballpoint needle is supposed to "push" the fibers apart. A sharp needle is supposed to pierce the fibers. If you are piercing fibers it's more likely you will create a snag in the fabric.

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    The slightest little nub on the end of the needle can pull a thread. You will probably find that when you change the needle things will get better. Good luck.
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    replace the needle....
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    you say "I will be replacing the needle soon"..... This sounds like you have a time table for changing the needle.
    (Just had to get that in - lol). As stated above, many sewing problems can be corrected with replacing the needle. It is the cheapest thing you can do to correct sewing problems.

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    Replace the needle. If that doesn't do it, take it from there, but It does sound like the needle is the problem.

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    This happens to me sometimes even with a new needle. The fabric will get snagged with the bobbin and top thread when I start the seam and pull up a fabric thread. This happens when I get in a hurry.
    Got fabric?

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    That will happen when the needle gets dull, or you are not using the right size needle or type. A large size ball point needle can pull the threads. Definately change the needle.. sure sounds like you are over due.

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    It's funny when I first started sewing no one ever said how often to change the needle - I used to think it was when it broke! When I started quilting someone told me to change it with each project but since I never work on just one project I usually change it once or twice a month depending on how much I am sewing. What a difference! It is probably the cheapest thing we can do in quilting and the one we do least often - with the exception of changing our rotary blades.

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