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Quilting thread is snapping due to weight of quilt

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AnnaB12 posted on Mon, Jan 13 2014 5:33 AM

I made a king size quilt (120 x 120) with traditional batting. The weight of the quilt is snapping the quilting when the quilt is tugged. The tension looks good on the quilting that is breaking. It was quilted on a Brother mid arm using Mettler silk finish thread.  If I quilt every three inches will this correct this problem?

Thanks for any help you can offer.

 

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Angele replied on Mon, Jan 13 2014 7:06 AM

I have never quilted with silk so on that one I am not sure. However make sure you quilt at least the distance recommended  on the type of batting you are using. It could be that your thread is dry. Put it in the freezer for an hour or so. Is it older thread? Normally if it is a quilt that I intend for use, I will quilt anywhere between 2-4 inches, but this is a personal choice. I don't have a mid arm I do it all on my domestic machine. One thing have you tried to retread your machine and fill a new bobbin? The thread could be rubbing somewhere you don't see. Hope this helps.

Angèle  from NWO

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