Setting the tension .... questions
OK, our latest acquisition (MW Signature) is very sensitive about the tension settings and she, gotta be a she, does not like C&C Dual Duty XP Heavy thread. Try to sew with it with the tensions set normally will get you a horrible birds nest underneath. To get it to sew we have to run the tension almost all the way tight Anyway when we drop back to normal thread we have to drop the tension back to 3 or so, it is that sensitive.
So here is my questions:
For general sewing;
A: Do you have a favorite thread you use as a "standard" when you set your tensions? If so what would that be?
B: Do you have a favorite material to test the tension on when you adjust one? If so what would it be?
C: Do you have any machines that require the tensions to be radically reset for each thread you use? If so do you keep spare bobbin cases for them, or just adjust them as you go?
Just curious, as I've got three machines that have goofy tension problems right now and they are driving me to distraction.