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Bernina Deco 650 Top thread is winding around the bobbin

I have a Bernina Deco 650 that I bought used about 5 years ago and I pulled it out today to use it for the first time. I am doing redwork christmas designs on muslin. The top thread keeps getting wound around the bobbin and the machine stops and I have to cut the fabric to get the hoop off. Any suggestions? What thread should I use (top and bobbin), what stabalizer should I use. This is going to be put into a quilt.

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  • alibritt37 Jan 17, 2009

    I did use stabalizer. I called the Bernina dealership which is about 60 miles away and she thought I wasn't threading it properly and the tension wasn't engaging....whatever that means. Ooooo, I am so frustrated! I am going to get an embroidery needle for it. Maybe I wasn't threading it with the needle up (or down?). It started off making two pretty snowflakes and when it was about to start Snoopy it just went to the dogs!!!!



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You should use some klnd of stabilizer under your hoop. I use the paper kind which is thin or there is a heavier tear away stabilizer. I have used all cotton thread for embroidery or you can use rayon. There is a finer thread called bobbin thread for the bobbin but I gernerally use the same as on the top so it will be the same. Are you using an embroidery needle? .As for your thread getting wound around the bobbin the only thibng I can think of is tht it is threaded incorrectly. if it isn't the lack of a stabilizer. I hope this helps but I think it the the lack of stabilizer that is causingyour problems. The needle is going in and our of the same hole during embroidery and is getting stuck on your bobbin. Let me know if this helps! Suz

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