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Thread: Mega Quilter Help..not picking up bobbin thread

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    Hi All-

    I find this to be really weird! I was FMQ and zipping along, finished my end product, then I decided to try out a new foot and had some issues with thread breaking etc. so I took the foot off and decided to finish the other project with the foot I was FMQ.

    Now, ever since I have switched feet for the life of me I can NOT get the bobbin thread to even pick up?? I have changed needle, re-threaded machine etc.?? Can someone explain this to me?? What the heck is happening?? Thanks! JC

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    did you lower the pressure foot, just a thought.

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    Is this a Viking??? My machine is a viking Mega quilter. Its new to me.

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    Ok, figured it out, I hadn't inserted the needle all the way. Now I am getting a decent stitch but something is off with the regulator as when I pull forward its skipping stitches which makes me nuts. Not sure if its the needle now or what??

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    HMMMM... start over, put a new needle in, take out your bobbin case and examine for damage, if that needle hit it wrong (to much it may have did something)
    but start over first.. new needle.
    Hope it works, I'm heading out the door now, so good luck.

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    this happened to me once, I had the needle in backwards, the flat part of the needle faces the back

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