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Skipping stitches I have Janome 1600P DBX and I quilted my first freehand row just fine. Now on the second row it is skipping stitches. I have adjusted the tension and changed needles and it is still skipping stitches.

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. Skipping stitches and breaking thread, no matter what I set the tension on, even after replacing the needle and rethreaded the machin, and even when sewing fast and moving slow.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    model 385.17724 has a problem with skipping stitches

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Rule of thumb: Fast needle, slow hands. This should help. GiGi

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Skipping stitches in janome mc 200 emb and compu sewing machine.I tried in all methods ,but nothing.

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    skipping stitches in janome mc200.I tried everything.

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Janome 1600P skipped stitches


Normal top tension is 3-4; normal bobbin tension (iirc) is 35 grams.
I'm betting, though, that a new needle, right way around and the correct size, would solve your skipping problems.

Jan 15, 2014 | Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Trying to quilt on my Hinterberg. First the thread kept breaking. Made some tension adjustments, now I am skipping stitches


possible problems
1) too thick for the feed dog to move the fabric forward need; lighter tension
2) are the upper and lower threads the same kind of thread?
3) is the thread feeding properly from above? sometimes the spool can snag the thread causing the tension to jump and skip stitches

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My tension is very loose when I do freemotion quilting. It is fine on the top, but the bottom gets tangled. It sews fine when I have the walking foot on, but when I put on the different plate for...


Hi Leann: Think about how a sewing machine works. Now think about what kind of difference an 1/8th of an inch distance would make. Yes. You will need to adjust your top tension when you do free motion work. Keep in mind that plate is not just stopping your feed dogs from working... it's holding your materials that far away from the bed of the machine... so when the thread makes a loop and tightens for the stitch it has the extra 1/8th of an inch to make up for... if the tension isn't right... you got loops. There are no "specific" settings for tensions... you learn by doing you stitch a few stitches on like materials and tighten until you see a good stitch.

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My top thread frays and then breaks while I am quilting with my 1600p dbx.


change to a new needle
check to make sure thread has no knots or even change the thread spool
check the top thread tension it sound like it's to tight
check the needle plate for burrs
check around the tension knob for loose pieces of thread or lint
use a can of air that you'd use on a computer keyboard on the tension knob & if you don't have the can of air use unwaxed dental floss but make sure to write down the setting it was on before cleaning.
& also under the needle plate area in case there is loose threads or lint & also the bobbin area

Aug 11, 2011 | Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I have a Janome 1600P DBX. The needle is installed correctly but the thread on top keeps breaking or skipping stitchings while free motion quilting? the quilt shop says it is not out of time. I have...


Is it a new needle? a dull needle or one with a burr on it can cause those problems that you mention.The kind of needle you use is also very important. I like to use a 70/10 or 80/12 jeans needle depending on how thick the thread is.

Apr 20, 2011 | Janome 1600P-DB Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I'm trying to use the Janome 1600P DBX for quilting. A repair tech. went through the machine and cleaned, oiled and set the tensions. It looks like the tensions are set right but the thread breaks after...


I would try this -

Make sure you are not using quilting thread for hand stitching.

Thread the machine with the presser foot up.

If the machine is stitching seams without a problem and the breakage happens with thicker fabrics, it could be the presser foot is not down below where it is closing the tension to the setting of choice.

When the presser foot is up, the tension control opens. When the presser foot is down, the tension control closes to the setting you have chosen.

If this continues, call the dealer/tech and tell them the problem you are having.

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Skipping stithes


Try practicing on a test piece before moving on to the quilt. Batik fabric is beautiful! I would check the thread size and needle. I tried quilting with invisible thread and had the same problem. The minute I changed to 50 wt.thread and a new needle the problem disappeared. I've found that 40 or 50 wt. thread works best on my Janome.

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Janome 1600P DB Stitch length


The machine is skipping stitches and is probably out of time. Change the needle, rethread the machine and try it again. If it still skips stitches, try lowering the needle by about 1/16 inch and see if it works better. If the timing is off you should take it to a technician for a complete service.
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Skipped stitches


You will need to take your machine to a dealer and have it adjusted. Machines should be cleaned and serviced at least once a year. Needles should be replaced when dull. Skipping stitches can also be from using the wrong kind of needle. When quilting on cotton, use sharp needles, when sewing on knits use a ball needle. You can use a universal needle but they aren't perfect and will cause skipping on some fabrics.

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