Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Could the fabric cause this? >

Could the fabric cause this?

Could the fabric cause this?

Old 02-18-2013, 03:51 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Sunnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Morgantown, PA area
Posts: 1,247
Default Could the fabric cause this?

When I was quilting this my machine would occaisionally throw a "knot" on the back of the quilt. Then when I was sewing the binding I experienced the same thing. I used two different machines. My Janome 6500 does the quilting on a frame and my Baby Lock was used for sewing the binding. Now I'm wondering if the fabric is the cause of this. The fabric is kind of stiff and definitely top quality.
Any thoughts?
103_5227.jpg103_5228.jpg
Sunnie is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 03:54 PM
  #2  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Sunnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Morgantown, PA area
Posts: 1,247
Default

Tried to edit to say the fabric is NOT top quality.
Sunnie is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 04:16 PM
  #3  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 96
Default

It could be bumps in the fabric that is putting off the stitching but mostly nests like that are a needle/tension/thread/threading issue.
mgmsrk is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 04:36 PM
  #4  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Sunnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Morgantown, PA area
Posts: 1,247
Default

mgmsrk - I agree, but it happened on two different machines. That is puzzling me.
Sunnie is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 06:23 PM
  #5  
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 45
Default

Could be the thread. What are you using? Are you using the same in the bobbin?
maverick is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 06:40 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: in the sheepshed
Posts: 368
Default

Some thoughts would be clean the bobbin area and make a practice sandwich with the same fabrics and batting, and practice fiddling with tension and etc.. see if that helps...
Sheepshed is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
joyce888's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 11,189
Default

I get this with my Pfaff when there is a build-up of lint in the bobbin case.
joyce888 is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 09:02 PM
  #8  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NE California - no where near the Bay Area!
Posts: 342
Default

When this happens to me, I take my machine apart and clean it. Like Joyce said, it is usually lint build up in the bobbin compartment.
Ranchwife is offline  
Old 02-18-2013, 09:08 PM
  #9  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 10,357
Default

Same here....it's amazing how much lint and stuff builds up. I have a stiff little paintbrush and a sate stick handy to keep everything ticking along.
earthwalker is offline  
Old 02-19-2013, 03:36 AM
  #10  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Michigan
Posts: 12,371
Default

could be time for a new needle- along with that recommended cleaning...imperfect stitches are often caused by a dull/old needle- and lint build up in the bobbin area.
ckcowl is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
k_jupiter
Pictures
60
09-06-2009 12:01 PM
tslowery
Main
11
05-09-2009 09:12 AM
TeresaP
Pictures
14
03-22-2009 01:37 PM
henryparrish76
Pictures
57
06-04-2008 03:08 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.