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Sewing problems When I thread the machine and start to sew, the thread is bunching up and breaking. When I started to sew yesterday, I was able to sew three quilting squares together and then after that, it started bunching. Help!

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Usually when the thread is bunching it indicates a tension problem. Be sure you've got your bobbin wrapped properly and everything threaded and facing in the correct direction. Adjust the tension in small increments and never pull in fabric as you push it through the foot.

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