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olyjlm@hotmail.com posted on Wed, Dec 7 2011 8:00 PM

Hi,

I am trying to machine quilt a Christmas present, and I need some help. For some reason (yes, probably some error on my part) the bobbin thread is pulling through on sharp curves. While it is kind of an interesting effect, does anyone know how to fix that? I have adjusted the thread tension, but I am still seeing the bobbin thread on the curves. Any suggestions?

Jane

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Gini is right on...you are going around the curve faster than the straight aways.  I had this problem a lot when I first started FMQ'g.  You need to keep the pace consistent, so slow down on the curves.

 

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I agree with Vivian, it is called Eyelashing. Your bobbin thread is pulling to the surface so loosen your top tension just a tad and ease up on the gas, LOL!

Judylee

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gini replied on Wed, Dec 7 2011 8:03 PM

you may be pulling a little on the fabric as you go around the curve, try going a little slower

gini in north idaho

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Gini is right on...you are going around the curve faster than the straight aways.  I had this problem a lot when I first started FMQ'g.  You need to keep the pace consistent, so slow down on the curves.

 

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Its called eyelashing and yes, speed is the issue. 

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I agree with Vivian, it is called Eyelashing. Your bobbin thread is pulling to the surface so loosen your top tension just a tad and ease up on the gas, LOL!

Judylee

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Thank you to everyone who answered my question. Eyelashing is a perfect description! I will slow down around the curves and keep even tension. This alone made my membership worthwhile. Thanks again!

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gini replied on Thu, Dec 8 2011 10:12 PM

we were so intent on answering your question, we forgot to welcome you to the group.   so welcome.  i hope you visit with us often.  

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Oh, my, Ditto, ask lots of questions, we learn as well.

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