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Thread: Hello from the Catskill Mountains

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    Hello from the Catskill Mountains

    I own a MegaQuilter 18x8 and am hoping to earn a little money with it. I enjoy quilting and sewing and have always wanted to own a long arm. Yesterday I began having problems with my machine where the needle is no longer picking up the bobbin thread. I have tried everything, tension, thread, cleaning, making sure the frame is level. I am hoping someone can help me.

    Thanks,

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. Sorry I can't offer any advice since I don't own a long arm. On regular machines it's supposed to be TNT or thread,needle, tension but it sounds like you've already done those.

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!!
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    Hi Welcome to the QB.

    Sorry, I too do not have a longarm and cannot help you. You could go to the search box and type in Long Arm, I'm sure something will come up that may help you. There is a public forum for long armers. You might try to google it and see what comes up also.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting

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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    welcome from se TX -- hope you solve your machine problems!
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    Hello and welcome from New York. Check your bobbin to make sure the thread is in the right direction and inserted properly. Check online for help is also very useful. Good Luck!
    Helen T.

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    I don't have a longarm, but on my ancient industrial machine, I was having a similar problem. What it needed was oiling.

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    Hi from Ohio! Have you checked the needle? Is it bent or in wrong?
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    Welcome from the California desert.
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    ​Welcome from North Carolina.

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    Welcome from Central Ontario, Canada.
    I'm a hand quilter. I'm sure there is someone here that can give you some tips.

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    Hello Sewstrate
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    Hope you find out what's bugging your MegaQuilter! It's frustrating when things don't work!

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    Welcome from North Carolina. I can't help you but I'm sure someone here can.

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    Hello from Michigan!
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