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I have a brother SE 270-d. my only problem is that while embroidering, the bobbin thread is showing through the design on the top. I have tried adjusting the top thread tension but no matter how I adjust it, the bobbin thread still shows through. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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Try making the material tighter in the hoop and check your bobbin to be sure it's a L (look at your instruction manual...it will show you which bobbin works and which does not. I say this because you have a tension problem...dont we all, Ha Ha!

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