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    Help--ready to scream

    I have a janome1600P and a new Joy frame for mid-arm quilting and I get this happening periodically...is driving me mad..any ideas on why and how to not have this happen?
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    It looks like your presser foot might not be lowered when you're stitching. It can cause this kind of problem, and so easy to forget.
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    When I get that it is normally because my top thread has pulled out of one of the guides or my bobbin thread (for some reason) has come out of the guide there. This sometimes happens when my thread breaks, so I do make sure each time that my thread is still through all of the quides.

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    I am going to be watching this "thread" hints and possible reasons.
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    Mine does that when I am in a hurry and don't have my machine threaded correctly.
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    Check threading,bobbin, and be sure pressure foot down.

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    During a long arm class, they said if the problems were on the bottom is usually was a problem with the top and threading or such. It is the reverse of what I thought.

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    This may help to remember where to look on tension issues: http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...-tension-works

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    I have a Gammill and sometimes find this mess in the last twelve or so inches I've quilted. The problem? My thread comes out of the tension easily but will carry on like it's fine. So you have to be vigilant...and I also laid some mirrors on my table to watch the back more closely.
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    Wish I could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggymunday View Post
    It looks like your presser foot might not be lowered when you're stitching. It can cause this kind of problem, and so easy to forget.

    I agree. This happens to me when I stop and reload the bobbin then I forget to put the pressure foot down and wonder what happened...

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    I also had trouble when I haven't changed the needle often enough. But, all the suggestions I've read are good things to check. This is definately the place to ask!

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    Another reason it can happen is when your quilt is loaded on the frame but not the right distance from the machine plate, also make sure all sides are same height. Not sure if your frame has four adjustable rails or not. If your tension on the thread is correct and when you do a practice piece NOT on the frame and there are NO loops but on the frame it happens it is the tension of the fabric. I hope this makes sense.

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    Thanks will check all these constantly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts View Post
    I agree. This happens to me when I stop and reload the bobbin then I forget to put the pressure foot down and wonder what happened...
    It is not possible to use the Janome 1600P without lowering the foot. It is a fail safe. I have this machine and the only time this happens is if the bobbin tension is too loose on mine. I have another semi industrial and it did that when the top thread came out of the tension wheel. I cured this by using all three holes on the thread guide. This may work on the Janome too. Worth a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
    I have a Gammill and sometimes find this mess in the last twelve or so inches I've quilted. The problem? My thread comes out of the tension easily but will carry on like it's fine. So you have to be vigilant...and I also laid some mirrors on my table to watch the back more closely.
    Great idea to use mirrors to see the back while quilting. Better than getting down on my knees and crawling under. LOL!

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    Presser foot not down? Out of the tension discs? Been there, done that over and over

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    mine is always because something has come unthreaded somewhere.
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    this is just a thought, FWIW LOL, is your bobbin spinning...I know I have this problem on the quilter...I use the little plastic rings in the bottom of the bobbin case...
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    I hate when this happens!! Check your threading and make sure the thread is flossed into the tension disks and threaded into all the guides. Also make sure your bobbin is in the bobbin case correctly.

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    Thread out of the take up lever will do this too.

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    Unfortunately, I have a bit of experience with this problem.In addition to making sure your machine is threaded properly, I would recommend Little Genie Magic bobbin washers. They go in your bobbin case before you put your bobbin in. They make the thread come out of the bobbin more smoothly and cut down on tangles in the back of your quilting. They can be purchased at most online supply stores. I have also seen them at some of the bigger quilt shops.
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    this sounds like a tension problem between the top and bottom tension, I recheck every time ichange bobbins

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    if you are FMQ maybe you are moving to fast with your hands , i would check the tension, and the needle

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    Thanks for sharing! It always helps to have a visual!

    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    This may help to remember where to look on tension issues: http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...-tension-works
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