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How do you determine if the sub tension knob is too loose on my Juki TL2010Q? My stitches are not uniform and some have a slight zig zag.

Generally I believe that the sub tension regulates the length of the tail left after the machine cuts. Rather than adjust the sub tension, I would 'slightly' tighten the screw on the bobbin case and see if that solves the problem. If you were not having the problem before, there may be lint or tiny piece of fuzz under the spring on the bobbin case or a piece of thread hung up in your upper tension. Good Luck!

Dec 03, 2016 | Juki Sewing Machines

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The thread underneath when sewing is too loosed

Usually thread too loose on the bottom is caused by the upper tension being too loose. The top and bottom tensions work together with the top thread making the underside of the stitch seem too taunt or too loose and the bobbin thread causing the top side of the stitch to be loopy or too tight. Select a large zig zag stick and sew a couple of inches. Then examine the stitch. It should look identical on both sides. Look to see which side is drawn too tight, the zig zag being smaller on that side with threads from the bottom threads pulled through. Then adjust the two tensions so that they make a uniform, identical stitch.

Also, when the bobbin tension is right you can hold the bobbin dangling by the thread and it won't spool out to the floor but will let loose a bit with a slight flick of the wrist. Too loose it will just spool out. Too tight and it won't drop at all. When you get that set right then do the above zig zag test to see where the top tension should be set.

Mar 02, 2011 | Sewing Machines

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What thread do I use with the brother cs600i

Any quality sewing thread - Coats & Clarks is the most readily available.

Never use hand quilting thread or button thread as it is glazed and that is not good for the tension mechanism.

You can use machine embroidery thread for the decorative stitches. Base a tear away stabilizer under the area you will be stitching. This will help keep the fabric from distorting and the stitches uniform.

Test all the features before applying to a project.

Feb 19, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Tension underside looks good, but top side the bobbin thread show

sometimes when you reset the top tension dont forget to reset the bobbin tension so try to tighten the bobbin tension

Nov 08, 2009 | Kenmore Sewing Machines

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Button holes

Slightly reduce upper thread tension. Good Luck

Mar 29, 2009 | Singer 1120 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Problem making button holes

Try adjusting the tension a bit. Make a not of where it was origonally set.

Jan 01, 2009 | Singer 7462 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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I adjusted my foot tension and now can't gather on my Juno Janome

A lovely woman has a little sewing blog online that is incredibly helpful. Wow, a tiny little adjustment that wasn't included in my manuel and presto.....perfect gathering.

Nov 16, 2008 | Sewing Machines

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Machine model 19233

On my machine I find that my bottom and top free motion stitches are more uniform when I set my needle thread tension at 8 or 9. This is inaddition to what you are already doing. Also, you might want to use a top stitch needle.

Good luck,

Nov 06, 2008 | Kenmore 19233 Computerized Sewing Machine

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I have emerald 183 and i can't figure out how to use the buttonhole feature. it keeps sewing just one side. also where exactly do i put the button?

Make sure you have pull down the arm that will engage the button hole mechaizm. Put a button in the back of you button hole foot, attach foot, reach up on the left side just below the light and pull the lever down, choose the button hole , lower tension to 3 and sew out the button hole. The button hole foot should push on the arm when it gets to the end and complete the rest of the button hole. If the columns do not match then it has to be serviced by a husqvarna dealer.
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Apr 21, 2008 | Euro-Pro 8260 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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