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    I am making a machine quilt. when I pulled the quilt off the machine to check my stitches I found knots and skipped stitches. My machine is new and I have made two other quilts so basically I'm new to this also. Im sure its something real simple. Please help

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    Hi my name is Melody Wright. I have made two quilts on my machine and love the way quilting takes the stress away. I also love the quiet. So far I have given the quilts as a blessing.

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    Hi Melody, check that the maching is threaded properly mine did that the other day and I found the top thread had had come of the little arm that goes up and down, or the bobbin may need to be taken out and re threaded, other than that I haven't a clue

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    Rethread your machine - both spool & bobbin. That usually works.

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Hope you find what the problem with your machine.

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    Welcome! Im not a machine quilter, but maybe try changing your needle?

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    I agree Mrs Wright, it's likely as simple as rethreading your machine, top and bobbin. If I may make a suggestion for the future. Cut yourself two blocks of fabric, about ten inches or so and a block of batting, sandwich them together keep this to use to test your machine before you start quilting on your actual quilt. That way you don't ever have to rip out! It gives me an opportunity to check my tension and make sure my machine was threaded correctly.

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    Welcome, from Pennsylvania. Yes, rethread your machine, both top and bobbin. And make sure you put in a new needle with each new project. If you are sewing on synthetics, polyester batting etc. the needles dull much faster than with all cottons. Also make sure you are using the right needle for the purpose. There are quilting needles, embroidery needles, and other kinds too as well as needles sizes. I use a 80/12 for all purpose sewing. As experienced as I am at sewing, I sometimes forget to check that the thread is over the thread takeup hook.

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    Welcome from PA!
    and do what they said!

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    I agree. do what they said. Every time I have had the same problem as you, rethreading top and bottom did the trick!

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    Hello and welcome from SW Iowa. Glad to have you here. Sounds like you have gotten lots of great help here. Keep us posted on your progress.

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    Welcome from Oklahoma!! With the information provided, I hope you were able to resolve the issue.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!!

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    My Pfaff dealer has told me to rethread the needle every time I sit down to sew. It prevents all kinds of trouble, and it only takes a few moments.

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