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Breaking Thread I am free hand quilting, the tension seems to be good and I have finished a third of my quilt. However suddenly the tension seems to tighten up and the top thread breaks. It will pull tighter and tighter until it breaks. I have changed the thread, put in a new needle, blown the machine out, I have been having trouble filling my bobbin for a while, the thread gets tight and stops the filling when the bobbin is about half full, I think the two must be related. I need to finish my quilt before Christmas.

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    thread tension gets tighter

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Use a bigger spool stopper to keep the thread from catching in the **** on the thread spool.
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