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Old 11-03-2018, 09:58 AM
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Feline Fanatic,
No, I didn't mean that I couldn't pull the bobbin thread after I stopped stitching. The machine stops at one point and I can't move it any farther and cannot dislodge the bobbin thread without a good deal of cutting the thread, moving the quilt back and forth, etc. This has happened several times. I can quilt along for a while then it snags and I cannot move it. So, I stop and dislodge the bobbin thread the best way I can. Any ideas what is happening?
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
Watson, I wanted to check my LA bobbin case before I responded. I always load my bobbin into the case like your 2nd picture. It is my understanding that little hook on the end of the spring that goes into the hole is simply the only way to hold the tension spring at a consistent tension on to the bobbin case itself. I don't believe you should be wrapping your thread around it like you do in the 1st pic and quite honestly I strongly suspect after your machine takes its first stitch the thread moves to the position of your 2nd picture. Try an experiment, load it the way you normally do and stitch only a few stitches on a test sandwich and then take your bobbin case out and see where the thread is. I bet you it looks like your 2nd picture. One thing I do always make sure of is that once I drop the bobbin into the case and thread under the spring, I make sure my bobbin is always rotating in clockwise rotation.
I'm a little confused by your comments, Feline. Watson's first pic is how I have been shown/taught by every tech, every teacher, every owner's manual of every sewing machine I've ever owned. Are you saying not to load the bobbin like that?
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Old 11-05-2018, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I'm a little confused by your comments, Feline. Watson's first pic is how I have been shown/taught by every tech, every teacher, every owner's manual of every sewing machine I've ever owned. Are you saying not to load the bobbin like that?
Not on a longarm. My bernina doesn't even have that little tab on one side, there are much smaller ones on either side of the hole. All that is important is making sure the thread is under the spring like in Watson's 2nd pic. On my Innova, the thread wouldn't even stay under that tab when I tried to move it there.

Just found this pic, even though this site is for Singer, this is what the bobbin case looks like for my bernina. No thread running under any tabs, just under the spring.

http://phoees.com/blog/looking-to-re...the-same-time/

Will see if I can hunt down a pic for the larger size M class with a case that looks more like the Innova and Watson's.

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Old 11-05-2018, 10:53 AM
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Here is a you tube, again for a domestic but same kind of bobbin case. At time marker 1:32 you can see where she inserts the thread under the spring. She pulls it all the way over so it is under the spring but not under the little tab. This is how I do mine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVAVs0R7cOQ
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:01 AM
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Oh bother, my first link didn't work. Here is a better link. http://latestsports.club/wp-content/...lated-post.jpg
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:20 AM
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One more link especially for Watson. I am pretty sure you have an HQ Sweet 16 sitdown model. I searched on line for their manual. Here is a link. Scroll to page 16, it clearly shows the bobbin thread path is as you show in your second picture

https://vw-handiquilter.storage.goog...anual-V3.1.pdf
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:19 PM
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Yes, you're right!

Like Peckish, I've always been taught to do it the top way. Thanks for doing the detective work.

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Old 11-05-2018, 09:23 PM
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Thank you for the clarification, Feline!
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