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Problem with Fun Quilter by Nolting

Old 07-20-2015, 08:49 AM
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I purchased a Fun Quilter by Nolting and have yet to be able to produce One quilt. I am experienced at quilting, so I do know what I am doing.

The thread keeps breaking and I have done everything: changed to different thread, worked with tightening and loosening the bobbin, worked with the tension--loosening and tightening, and contacted the manufacturer numerous times with no resolve.

Before I give up and sell this machine, does anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 07-20-2015, 09:09 AM
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I don't, but just wanted to say good luck and don't give up!
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:38 AM
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Check all guides one may have bad place and causing the thread to fray and break.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:50 AM
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if you have a dealership nearby, maybe they can help.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:53 AM
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Is your quilt too tight on the frame. It is NOT supposed to be drumhead tight.
Did you buy it from a dealer? If so they should be able to help you.
I bought a used (sort of long arm) and I had to figure everything out myself. Just be patient. There is a learning curve and it does take time. But we are all pulling for you!
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Sorry to hear this. It sounds like you're not have very much "Fun." LOL
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I'm not familiar with that particular machine. However, have you tried Jamie Wallen's technique for adjusting tension? It has helped a *lot* of quilters, and it works for all machines (even domestic). Here is a link to his Youtube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1mRhcquZTM

What size and type of needle are you using? What thread? I have found Glide thread to be the easiest to use -- never shreds or breaks on me.

There are a couple of Yahoo groups you might want to join:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/..._quilters/info
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/FunQuilters/info
Sometimes other users are the best source of help.

Also, when nothing else has worked, I have read of a few situations where the tension spring on a machine is worn out, defective, or positioned wrong on a machine. Worth a shot as a last resort.

Edit: Ditto on the quilt needing to be loose in the frame. Forgot about that, and it's probably the very first thing to check. It should not be tight. The rule-of-thumb is that you should be able to grasp a finger that is poking up from underneath the quilt, about to the first knuckle near the tip. The quilt has to flex a bit as you move the machine.

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Did you buy it from a dealer? That is the one advantage having them to assist you.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:33 AM
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I purchased the machine online directly from the manufacturer, and they are not nearby. Once they have your money, they are not interested in servicing or helping.

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Thanks for the link; I will try that out. The quilt is not too tight on the frame. However, I might explore the possibility of a defective tension spring.
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