Thread Breaks
« on: June 18, 2016, 08:11:47 PM »
Hello,
I am having trouble with thread breaks. I am using glide thread and pre wound bobbins. I have re-threaded the machine (numerous times), changed the needle. I even thought it might be because I am getting near the end of the cone so I put the little net on it and I turned the needle slightly to the right. I am at my wits end - what else could be wrong? The stitches look good. Any suggestions??

Re: Thread Breaks
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2016, 11:35:09 PM »
What size needle are you using?  Have you tried using a bobbin that you've wound?
« Last Edit: June 19, 2016, 12:20:40 AM by Jo Ann Gruber »
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems

Re: Thread Breaks
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2016, 04:07:20 PM »
I am using a 4.0 and I haven't tried my own wound bobbin, but I will try that next.

Re: Thread Breaks
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2016, 12:39:39 AM »
When your thread breaks, what does the end of the thread look like?  Is it frayed/shredded?  Is it curled like a little pig tail?  What fabrics are you quilting through?  Batiks, white-on-white, or ???
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems

Re: Thread Breaks
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2016, 06:16:20 AM »
It was frayed / shredded. I was working on cotton fabrics - prints & kona. I also loosened the tension on my quilt. I will load something when get from work and check it again. Could it be the needle even though its new? Thank you for all your help.

Re: Thread Breaks
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2016, 06:10:49 PM »
Take a piece of thread and floss it through the eye of the needle and see if it shreds or breaks.  (Some time ago, I had a package of needles that had burrs in the eyes of each of them.)

Carefully check the entire thread path, guides, etc. for any rough spots or burrs.
Jo Ann Gruber
Certified Statler Professional
Quilted Treasures - Eagle River, AK
Independent Authorized Dealer - Gammill Quilting Systems