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Thread: Problems with my sewing machine, Pics of the stitches...

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    Senior Member kimnkell's Avatar
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    Having problems with my sewing machine.. Any idea's what is wrong?

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    Front side ( very loopy and loose)
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    is the top tension to loose, is it threaded correctly, check for lint in your tension, do you need a new needle? Just a few to try.

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    tensions too loose on both bobbin and top???? And stitch length too long??? Have you had a child around that's played with the machine?

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    Have you checked the tension?

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    Are you free-motion quilting?

    If so, it looks to me like you are moving the fabric too fast.
    Increase the speed of your machine and move the fabric slower and see if that helps. :)

    I'm sure someone else may be able to offer a more detailed explanation.

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    so sorry that this happened to you. it happened to me and i spend 16 hours taking the quilt apart once again and had to do it all over. i never seft it from the top side as i was quilting it. but they the lqs told me it was my top thread that was messings up so i redid it and it works fine now. good luck.

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    Looks like it is not threaded right

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    Yes, I am free motion quilting... Here's a link to the discussion I had posted on the main board. The pics shown is just a practice piece not the actual quilt I am working on. It was working fine until the foot I was using broke and I bought a new one and now it won't work the same. I am not too experienced about what the tension is supposed to be set on or the stitch length while free motion quilting as this is my first time of actual quilting a quilt.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-151984-1.htm

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    Stitch length should be '0' or your feed dogs dropped. What kind of machine are you using?

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    Senior Member kimnkell's Avatar
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    My machine is a sears kenmore. Don't know what model but it's an older model...heavy metal kind.

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