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Bobbin thread coming up through top of design

I was stitching fine through three easy designs, and had to step away from the machine for a little bit. When I came back to the machine it had stitched the rest of the design with the white bobbin thread instead of the color I had put into the machine. What could have caused this?

I want to add that I had just wound a new bobbin because the other one ran out. Could I have wound the bobbin wrong or something? I want to go finish my project, but I don't want to keep wasting material and stabilizer, can you help me?

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My 270D does this when I'm about to run out of bobbin. If you just replaced it I'd guess you either wound it wrong or are using the wrong type of bobbin spool. It could be too loosely or too tightly wound.

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