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Title: Thread Breaks
Post by: KimG 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??
Title: Re: Thread Breaks
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber on June 18, 2016, 11:35:09 PM
What size needle are you using?  Have you tried using a bobbin that you've wound?
Title: Re: Thread Breaks
Post by: KimG 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.
Title: Re: Thread Breaks
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber 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 ???
Title: Re: Thread Breaks
Post by: KimG 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.
Title: Re: Thread Breaks
Post by: Jo Ann Gruber 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.