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FMQ - Why does this happen? with pictures

Old 09-02-2011, 12:25 PM
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I'm trying to FMQ again. Everything will be going along pretty well and then I hear a little clunk and this happens.

I end up with the top thread around the needle in this mess. What's going on?
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:28 PM
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are you holding top and bottom thread when you start........Michele
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I have that happen too. I will be watching to find a solution.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:34 PM
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I don't know, but I'm sure someone here will.
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Old 09-02-2011, 12:38 PM
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Try slowing speed down????? Just a suggestion!!
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:07 PM
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is the thread shreading at all? if so, use different thread.
if not, try re-threading. something isn't right.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:08 PM
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Have you tried changing the needle? I think a burr on the needle, or a bent needle, can cause this problem. With FMQ it's fairly easy to bend a needle. You also might want to try a larger needle.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:08 PM
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It happens to me too, but only when I loop-de-loop to the left! I don't know why!
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:10 PM
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I have had this happen to me and I get just as confused about why it does it.
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Old 09-02-2011, 01:11 PM
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Not an expert here. I have had certain threads do that on a few of my machine. Not a specific thread for each of the machines.

Usually, I try to lay one finger on top of the bobbin and top thread until I have stitched one or two stitches. If I don't, it usually will be some sort of thread problem... rats nest on the bottom or something.

Maybe some one who is more experienced than I am will know. :-D
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