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Monofilament thread nesting up underneath

Bernina Virtuosa 150 Top thread is monofilament, bottom is regular thread.....I've adjusted to all sorts of tensions and cannot get it to work! Trying to machine applique using hem stitch and the top thread creates a nest underneath the fabric and the bobbin thread isn't catching....please help! I've rethreaded, and tried just about everything I can think of.

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  • melrose1113 Mar 12, 2009

    Yes, it sews fine with regular thread

  • Wayne5 May 11, 2010

    will it sew with regular thread?

  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    Try turning the spool around. The mono thread will pick up a twist and the bobbin won't be able to catch it.

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Should I load a second or a cotton thread in the bobbin for the bottom?

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Mono thread can develop a memory and curl itself around things. I hate the stuff.

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