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Old 09-03-2010, 04:18 PM
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Ok, I'm trying to freemotion quilt , I'm using SoFine on the top and Bottomline on the bobbin. Works out ok, Until I speed up a little, then the thread on the top starts shredding. I did a practice piece last week with serger thread and had no problems with it.
this is on a Janome 6600.
Of course I have no Idea what size needle is in :shock: , or what I should use
Any suggestions?

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:28 PM
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No but I just love your dog!!! :D
I'm learning FMQ so I thank you for starting this!
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:33 PM
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You might want to try a bigger needle. Changing the needle is a common recommendation when the thread shreds.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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both threads are bobbin weight 60 wt, so I don't think it would take much of a needle, what is your fabric? I'm piecing with that machine using batik and have to use a 14 needle to keep from shredding the thread, other fabrics I use a 10 or 12 with this thread. I would say first check your needle size.
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I just use everyday thread in my janome 2010, no idea my needle size!
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:08 PM
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Sounds like the needle.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by np3
Sounds like the needle.
Yes, that's what I'll try next. Just spent some time on the superior thread site. Topstitch is what I guess I'll try next. Of course I don't have any here , soooooooo it's a trip to the fabric store tomorrow
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by katier825
You might want to try a bigger needle. Changing the needle is a common recommendation when the thread shreds.
it's just strange to me that the finer thread shredds, and the thicker stuff goes through no problem ???
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Are you trying to quilt through heavyweight fusible?
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Originally Posted by IngeMK
Originally Posted by np3
Sounds like the needle.
Yes, that's what I'll try next. Just spent some time on the superior thread site. Topstitch is what I guess I'll try next. Of course I don't have any here , soooooooo it's a trip to the fabric store tomorrow
Awwwwww, too baaaaad. I'll bet it's breaking your heart, right! 8->
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