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Thread: 4th Charity Quilt

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    4th Charity Quilt

    I have been fighting with my longarm all day. The bobbin thread keeps breaking and I can't figure out why. The tension is perfect. Any suggestions?? Completed all the check steps, cleaning, oiling, rethreading, trying a new bobbin, etc. The machine sews for about 1 foot and then bam the bobbin thread had been chopped off. This is a new one on me
    This is my 4th charity quilt, pattern from Missouri Quilt Company on YouTube. Forgot the name of it though. Take four 2 1/2" strips sew them together, then take another four 2 1/2" strips and sew together. Then layout the two on top of each other and cut the same width as the strip. This must be clear as mud. Anyway it is a really easy pattern and great way to use up your scraps.
    Thanks so much for looking.
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    Helen T.

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    Nice colorful quilt!! Love the colors, I'm a sucker for purple!!

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    Love the quilt and LOVE the quilting! What a nice, nice quilt to be donating!!!!
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    Have you tried a different thread? Sometimes there is a bad batch that goes out. I don't have a LAQ machine but I have found that shutting down, walking away, cursing a bit and then coming back clears things up on my DSM. good luck with troubleshooting.

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    nicely done
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    I love that. Great colors and interesting pattern. Will have to look it up.

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    What a great quilt!

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    Beautiful work, check and make sure thread is not getting hung on something, even maybe thread caught in bobbin area out of sight.

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    Wonderful quilt. I was having problems tonight until I changed the needle. It was on thing I didn't see on your list of what you tried to correct the problems.
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    Beautiful, nice pattern and colors.
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    when I had my embroidery machines the rule with thread breaks was if it was a clear break (no fraying) then you had a thread hangup somewhere as in not coming off the spool smoothly and snapping the thread. If the end of is frayed then you have a thread path problem, usually needle based. Friction somewhere is causing the thread to fray. Hope that helps you figure out where your problem is.

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    Check your needle for burrs. That can cause thread breakage. The quilt is cute!

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    I had that problem last week. There were threads caught behind the bobbin case--very hard to see and very hard to get to. Then my top thread kept breaking and I finally discovered I had to raise the rails. The quilt was dragging on the machine bed. Hope your problem is solved.
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    Dont have a long arm, all I know about is my sewing machine and that happens when my needle is dull. The quilt is beautiful.
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    Red and purple are a hard combo to make work, but I believe you have succeeded!

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    Your quilt is beautiful!!! I had a problem with my bobbin on day also not with the thread breaking but with it making huges loops ---I also cleaned, oiled and changed needle. Did not work---then I took the casing of the bobbin and with a business card slid in thru where your thread go thru and little tiny piece of fuzz came out I laught and thought will that's not big enough to cause the problem but guess what I guess it was cuz she started sewing beautiful again

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    I don't have any suggestions, but, I love the quilt!
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    Thank you for your tips and advice. It appears the neeple plate had a burr. DH sanded it down and no bobbin thread breakage so far! Life is grand again!!
    Helen T.

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