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Settings I have a babylock quilters choice pro. I had a jam down by the bobbin, I took off the needle plate and the mechanism that holds the bobbin in, was unscrewed, not taken out, now we can't line it up. The needle keeps hitting the bobbin case. Are there settings to line that up and tighten it back up to work now that the jam is gone?

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The bobbin case should be loose enough to wiggle a little. Take it out and look for needle strikes or damage on the edges, if it is damaged you can try to smooth it up with fine file as a temporary fix but purchase a new one soon as possible. The other two factors to look at is the upper thread take up lever, make sure the thread is in it and then check the upper tension by pulling thread thru the needle. When the presser foot is in the raised position, the thread should pull thru the needle easily, when the foot is lowered onto the fabric, the thread should be hard to pull. If it is still easy with the foot down then the thread did not go into the tension discs properly or the upper thread tension dial is set at too low a number. It should be on a 3-4 or 5kif I remember correctly.

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I have Babylock Quilters Choice. How do I set up to quilt? It won't pick up bobbin thread.


Be sure to install a brand new needle. Bent/dull/damaged needles sometimes will not pick up the bobbin thread.

If it still will not pick up the bobbin thread, there may be a timing issue (the needle does not arrive at the bobbin at the correct time to intercept the bobbin thread). Take it for service.

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Sounds like you've got a thread jam going on. Take the bobbin and bobbin case out, take the needle plate (=throat plate) off the machine, and clean all the lint and bits of thread and other gunge out of there. Reassemble. Rethread with the presser foot up. Fetch up the bobbin thread and pull bobbin and top thread ends under and behind the presser foot. Then start each seam like this:
1. Fabric under the presser foot; lower needle with handwheel or needle up/down key into the beginning of the seam.
2. Drop the presser foot.
3. Hold the ends of the bobbin and top thread behind the presser foot while you take the first 2-3 stitches
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I have a singer confidence 7469 quilter, the upper thread keeps bunching up in the bobbin case. I've tried re threading numerous times with no luck.


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You probably have a jam. Start digging under the bobbin area.

If you get it all cleaned up under there... and it still won't move. Time for service by a pro. Could be something horrid like a bent shaft.

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Get thread from bobbin upto sew


try rethreading the machine top & bobbin
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The bottom thread bunches up


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I was sewing a straight seam and all of a sudden the thread wouldn't pick up the bobbin thread anymore. Now I can't sew and have much to sew for a wedding in 5 days. Can I fix this myself? When I turn the...


If you can hear a click then I'd say the needle is touching some part of the hook mechanics which could mean timing is out. However, it is possible that the bobbin case has just moved a little so as first trouble shooting steps, I'd suggest the following:

clean out the bobbin holder area as per manual (ie. remove the needle plate, bobbin, sewing foot and needle, take out the bobbin holder, clean the race area out, then put bobbin holder back in as per your manual, there is usually a stopper and knob or two red marks to line up. This is held by a magnet so it is possible to knock it out of place during a jam up.
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Replace needle plate, bobbin, sewing foot and put in a new sharp needle, flat shank to the back and make sure it is fully up into the holder, thread up and very slowly using the needle up and down button, test sew a couple of stitches again.

If no stitch formation or you can definitely hear/see something touching then I'd say timing is out and no, its not something fixed yourself; best left to a trained technician.




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I am having a problem with my Shark Intell-Sew that I've had a few times before but I've always been able to resolve it, and this time I can't. The machine jams, and the book says it's usually because the...


Many machines today have a horizontal thread delivery for the needle thread. Be sure and place the thread spool with its tiny notch on one end (the notch is used to secure the loose thread end when not in use) facing toward the far right side of the spool holder and not facing toward the left side where the thread will be guided off the thread spool into the vertical tension discs and toward the needle. Some times this tiny notch will catch the thread causing undue thread tension on the needle thread. Placing the thread spool facing toward the right seems to help the thread guide off the spool without catching in the tiny notch.

Also hold onto the needle thread and the bobbin thread, giving slight hand tension to both, for the first few stitches you make in your fabric. With the first uptake of the needle, the needle’s thread tail and bobbin tail are drawn down somewhat loosely into the bobbin case and can become tangled and jam if not held onto briefly. Be sure the bobbin thread comes out of the needle plate in the area it is intended to. After winding a new bobbin, it may help to put the bobbin in its bobbin case and just raise the machine needle by hand just enough to allow the needle to bring up the bobbin thread to the top. Give the bobbin thread and needle thread held together a slight tug so that they both lay out behind of or to the side of the needle. If you have left off the needle throat plate for last (for those machines that allow the throat plate to be removed) when placing the throat plate back on the machine, be careful to guide the bobbin thread through the hole or space in the needle throat plate so the bobbin thread lies on top the plate.

Using the right machine needle for the fabric helps too. Generally, ball-point needles work great for knits and sharp-pointed needles for woven fabrics. Using the smallest size needle that makes the best stitch for the type of fabric seems to work well for most fabrics to produce clean even stitches.

Using the best quality thread helps. The bargain-priced threads found piled in sale bins at the fabric store work great for hand sewing but not for machine sewing. Lesser quality thread make lots of fuzz as it passes through the needle and can jam the machine. Many sewing machine repair folks hate the thought of us using a can of compressed air to blow out fuzz from the tiny spaces of the machine, particularly the newest digital electronic machines, but a spritz or two of compressed air in the vertical thread slots that hold the tension discs and in the bobbin case itself, usually can dislodge bits of fuzz from these spaces. Although compressed air is not recommended for a new machine the thought is offered for you to consider for older, mechanical machines.

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In order to see whether or not my euro-pro 9110 had a timing issue, the service rep had me change out the needle (making sure I was using anything but a Singer brand needle--they do not work in these machines). I re-threaded the needle, took out the bobbin casing and the plastic ring encasing the bobbin, then lowered the needle to see if the hook on the metal ring holding the bobbin actually catches the thread on its own. If it doesn't catch, it's a timing issue and needs repair. They can walk you through this process of troubleshooting and set up repair if need. Call Eruo-Pro's customer service center for sewing machine service and repair at 800-798-7395

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