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    Super Member SheriR's Avatar
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    Isn't it irritating when this happens??? I think my machine is possessed... It's sewing fine then... THAT happens on the bottom! It's ok, I'll fix it... I just had to walk away from it for a moment....

    All that wasted thread.....
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    I suspect your top thread wasn't between the tensions discs properly. Don't despair.

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    While learning to free motion quilt, I have seen far to many of these "thread arrangements". But you are correct aside from a waste of thread, it is definetely fixable. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you have no more of this type of experience.

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    Isn't it great to have a place where you can vent, and everyone understands your pain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dee G
    Isn't it great to have a place where you can vent, and everyone understands your pain!
    Yes!!! I ment to say that too. Thank you for letting me vent!! LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    I suspect your top thread wasn't between the tensions discs properly. Don't despair.
    Possibly. That's why I called it possessed lol.... Sewing fine then that darn tread hops out of some proper place .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicca
    While learning to free motion quilt, I have seen far to many of these "thread arrangements". But you are correct aside from a waste of thread, it is definetely fixable. Thank you for sharing and I hope that you have no more of this type of experience.
    And it's exactly why I'm afraid to try free motion quilting..... One day though!!! Soon!

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    i would quess that the thread jumped out of the pick up lever

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    Ahhh ... yes. Bobbin vomit. I've made some of that :)

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    A true confession here- sometimes I have to threaten my machines into behaving. If I feel extremely miffed, then I threaten them with a crow bar, otherwise, I am going to sell them to someone that does't love and care for them like I do. Then after a sip of something soothing, they improve their behavior.

    (Since I don't have a crow bar - or if we do, I have no idea where it is- they don't know it would never happen.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Ahhh ... yes. Bobbin vomit. I've made some of that :)
    HA! "bobbin vomit". Love it. :lol:

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    yikes, that's pretty ugly!

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    Yikes, I hate it when that happens!

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    I have learned to recognize the sound of when my thread comes out of the upper hook. This happens to me often with one of my machines.

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    That's a familiar sight for me, too. All that lovely thread wasted...so sad. On the brighter note...I just love that fabric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    I have learned to recognize the sound of when my thread comes out of the upper hook. This happens to me often with one of my machines.
    Ive learned to listen for THAT sound too.... The frustrating part is when I mentioned my tread doing this to my dealer, he acts like I'm the crazy one!!!!! It's making me feel alittle better to see it's not ME... The thong that really drive me bonkers is I am suppose to be able to walk away and let it sew... Can't do that and listen too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by texpat45
    That's a familiar sight for me, too. All that lovely thread wasted...so sad. On the brighter note...I just love that fabric!
    I'll post a pic IF I ever finish this project

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    Thread booger, thread snot, thread vomit....Yep we've all had our share. It usually happens to when you have only one spool of really special thread that you are trying to finish your quilt with.

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    I put it out in the trees and the birds love it for there nest! and pieces aren't big enough to tangle them by the time I'm down ripping! recycle !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltbugs
    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Ahhh ... yes. Bobbin vomit. I've made some of that :)
    HA! "bobbin vomit". Love it. :lol:
    That is the perfect name for this !

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    The other day my bobbin thread wrapped around the wheel on the side & pulled off about 3/4 of a new cone of thread into a big bird's nest before i even noticed....another waste of thread!

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    I hate when that happens! LOL It happens all too often.

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    I seem to get those lovelies when I am sewing over the speed limit!

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    Ooops. Time for a "scarlet O' Hara" moment. I'll think about it tomorrow.

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    as far as FMQ ..... there is nothing to fear but fear it's self..... and on the up side - spagettie like that is easy to remove.

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