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Old 02-23-2013, 12:55 PM
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I started to quilt on a quilt today and I am having a problem with my stitches skipping when I fmq. I changed the needle and rethreaded my machine. If I sew on my practice piece it works fine, but when I quilt on the quilt I get skipped stitches.

I have the quilt bunched up and don't think it is dragging. The only other thing I can think of is I spray basted with Dritz basting spray. I usually don't use that, but it is the only thing that I could get locally.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:58 PM
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No help from me, but I will be watching this thread since I am still having trouble with fmq myself. Good luck,Gina
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:05 PM
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Is your sample sandwich sprayed with the Dritz as well? If not, do another sample and see if it skips with the Dritz. If that isn't the problem, I sometimes have an occasional skipped stitch on batiks because of the tight weave. Try changing to a needle that makes a slightly larger hole when it goes through the sandwich and see if that helps.
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Is it possible that when you move the quilt you're deflecting the needle slightly, so it's out of position can't form a stitch when it reaches the bobbin area? If that's the case, slowing down the movement of the quilt might help.
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I changed to a larger needle and it seems to be working fine. Thanks for the help.
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I just got the Dritz spray basting also because that is the only thing available in my area. I used it for my last quilt and it was fine. I am glad you have found the problem and it works for you now.
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I changed to a larger needle and it seems to be working fine. Thanks for the help.
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So glad you were able to work it out!!!!!
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