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Help with Machine Quilting stitch?

FyberSpace | Posted in General Discussion on

I am trying to replicate the look of hand quilting with my machine, using invisible thread in the top and my regular thread in the bobbin, but I keep ending up with a rat’s nest completely trapping my fabric to the throatplate. (I have to cut it free with a scalpel!!) What am I doing wrong? Does anyone have a better way to accomplish this look?


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    Becky-book | | #1

    My guess would be that there is something wrong with your thread tension. Try tightening the needle-thread tension.  Do you have any left-over scraps you could practice with till you get it right?

    Hope this helps,


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    Nik-ki | | #2

    I had recently bought a Viking and ran into the same problem.  When I phoned my salesperson, she said, "I bet you a thousand dollars the problem is in the way the machine is threaded."

    She was right.  I don't know what you call the piece, but I re-threaded the machine and, sure enough, it sewed beautifully thereafter.

    Hope this helps...............

  3. MaryinColorado | | #3

    I sent you a response under your other request under "quilting".

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