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Thread looping on top and bottom of fabric

I am trying to sew a baby blanket with 2 layers of flannel. The thread is looping on top and bottom of the fabric. I have tried making the tension tighter and looser, changing the needle for a different size, re-threading the machine, re-loading the bobbin and it still looks like junk. Please help.

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  • xray_butterf Apr 14, 2009

    If I set the stitch dial to 12 then I don't end up with a straight stitch, some decorative stitch.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    thread tension set at maximum and still forming loops on bottom of fabric

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Hi! there,
on this condition,you can avoid wasting time and material try on this, the problem is your set up of tension thats why.,but you should follow upper theading. see figure,Thread looping on top and bottom of fabric - c978815.jpgthis just sample of exact threading,next bobbins set up see fig.the thread should be clockwise rotation on winder5a00a72.jpgfollow this set up,and upon inserting be sure
you have clean feed dogs and shuttle race free from fabrics and threads chips.set dial tension to #3 to #4 and stitch dial to #12.then try this set.and you can watch on you tube sewing. try this stuff on internet address type www.youtube.com then on search box type sewing machine,have enjoy and have a nice day.don't forget to rate me,

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