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Zigzag stitch pulling tight, looks wrong

I am trying to applique with my Brother Pacesetter 200 using the zigzag stitch. The problem does not seem to be limited to the zigzag stitch. On the zigzag, the back looks great, but the front has the thread pulled to one side. I've tried adjusting the presser foot and thread tensions, but it doesn't help. Any ideas? I'm having the same problem with my Euro-Pro Shark.  No matter how I adjust the upper thread tension, I have the same problem, although if I hold the tension completely open the top comes out fine and the bottom is full of knots and extra thread from the bobbin. 

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Try adusting the bobbin thread instead of the top. Always make sure to insert the bobbin so the thread is pulling in a clock wise direction. Both threads top and bobbin should have about the same resitance when pulled.

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  • hodgen56 May 27, 2009

    Try adusting the bobbin thread instead of the top. Always make sure to insert the bobbin so the thread is pulling in a clock wise direction. Both threads top and bobbin should have about the same resitance when pulled.

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