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Sewing machine skipping stitches

My machine was sewing fine, it is only 9 months old. A while back I had to replace the needle because it broke. I am not sure if I replaced it with the right size, 90-14. It is sewing straigh stitch just fine, but skip with any of the decorative stitching I try to use. I do not have a manual and I was wondering if someone could confirm or deny whether or not I replaced it with the correct size, and what other than the needle could be the problem. Thankyou so much for all your help.

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I have a singer tiny tailor machine. My problem is that the two threads are not getting together to make the stitches at all. Help! What do I need to do? Tammy

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