I have had my machine for a few months now. I'm a beginning quilter. I am getting a nest of thread on the back of my binding. I am doing a baby size quilt in flannel. I realize I'm going through several layers but this machine is made for this. What I don't understand is that I can have on stretch of good stitching and all of a sudden-something goes wrong.
I have rethreaded, changed the type and weight thread, rewound the bobbin, adjusted tension settings. Not sure what else to try. I have also read the owners manual on threading suggestive. But nothing changes.
I'm positive it's a bobbin issue because I can sew so far and I hear clicking noise. Please help. I really enjoy quilting but am getting extremely aggravated. Thank you!
A snarl on the bottom is usually a tension problem on the top and vice versa.
try changing the needle, make sure the bobbin is in the right direction. It is usually something simple, have you tried shutting the machine off, then rethreading all? Shutting off re calibrates it
gini in north idaho
Mariann, take your machine into your dealer or contact the brother company. Many of us advise others when choosing a machine to get one that has a dealer close so that when problems like these occur, you can get help. Sometimes it is the machine, and as this is new it is probably under warranty.
I also have the best result when I change my needle, and clean all the dust out of the bobbin area. I even wipe around the place where the bobbin goes with a q-tip. A few years ago, I got a new pfaff, and after many free repairs and adjustments, the company stated I had a lemon and they gave me a brand new machine, with new warranty. This one does everything I tell her to.
Another thought. When getting ready to quilt, do you pull the bobbin thread up though your quilt before starting to stitch?
Hope you get a resolution soon.
Yep, cleaning the bobbin area really helps, my machine own,'to sew if it's too fuzzy there
Ladies thank you for your input. I called my dealer today and he told me the tension settings I should be using. Sure enough...once it found the sweet spot, I was flying again. I was able to finish my project.
I have that machine and love it but when i have that problem it is usually because i put the bobbin in the wrong way.
Quilting My Rainbow
Fantastic Mariann. It's so much fun when it works.
I just got this machine and love it, but am having the same issue you explained. Can you please tell me what tension the shop owner told you? I sewing machine was not purchased with the local dealer and don't have one to ask. I would REALLY appreciate it. Thanks
Lynn, welcome to QCA!
The person who originally posted this last year hasn't been on QCA in a long time. I suggest you call the manufacturer. Also, you can get a lot of information from the Superior Threads web site. Try this: http://www.superiorthreads.com/education/bobbin-tension-adjusted/
.....or this: http://www.superiorthreads.com/education/bobbin-tension-adjusted/
(I was unable to add two links to the same post.)