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Thread: Free-motion quilting on Singer 31-15???

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    Free-motion quilting on Singer 31-15???

    I'm trying to teach myself to free-motion quilt on my Singer 31-15, and it keeps skipping stitches when I "turn a curve." I've changed needles, thread, tension -- and I can't seem to get it to stop skipping stitches. Advice? Can anybody tell me what thread/needle combination they've used that works to free-motion quilt on a Singer 31-15? Thanks!

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    You said you've changed needles, but maybe you need a heavier needle? Try a larger size.

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    You might also try going slow around the curves.

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    Go slower - with your hands - around the curves. Run the machine fast. YOU are controlling the stitches. Try a topstitching needle, probably a size 16. Are you wearing quilting gloves? You should, for better control. Practice makes perfect.

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    My Singer 31-15 skips stitches on curves when the needle clamp isn't adjusted properly. The needle clamp needs to be adjusted to an exact position or she skips. On mine, the screw on the clamp that holds the needle needs to be almost perfectly horizontal, or it will skip stitches on curves. I have learned this after much trial and error.

    I have used Essential Pro Polyester Thread from Connecting Threads for several years without any problems.

    If you'd like to see my Singer 31-15 set up, you may visit my blog: http://busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com/...g-machine.html

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