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I am quilting and the thread keeps breaking. What is the problem?


Not sure if you are piecing or trying to free motion quilt. If FMQ, try using an Embroidery needle (it has a groove in the shaft that helps protect the thread) or a Topstitch needle. Make sure the thread is not too thick for the needle's eye. Check to make sure the upper and lower tensions are not too tight. You might try changing brand/type of thread.

Here's a needle guide:
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Or review suggestions for breaking thread here:
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Janometroubleshooting


checks that the strip wire and strip wire sensor, this worked well.
(the strip threads is the small spring by which you spend the thread to thread)

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Top thread keeps breaking. Adjusting the tension does absolutely nothing. It seems as though the thread is getting caught on something inside the machine between the thread guide and thread take-up lever....


these are suggestion, if they don't help then the machine needs to be checked at a sewing machine shop
The top thread breaks


1. the needle thread is not threaded properly


2. The needle thread tension is to tight


3. The needle is bent or blunt


4. The needle is incorrectly inserted


5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew


6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing


7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle


8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

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Thread keeps breaking on my E&R machine. Making bean bag, and started off o.k. but nothing I do now stops thread breaking! HELP


The top thread breaks

1. the needle thread is not threaded properly

2. The needle thread tension is to tight

3. The needle is bent or blunt

4. The needle is incorrectly inserted

5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew

6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing

7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

8. Try a different spool or cone of thread

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My thread keep breaking no matter what kind of thread I use its something to do with the tension but nothing I do seems to fix it. I'm in the middle of a big Christmas project I need help fast I'll...


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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Singer quantum futura ce200 - thread breaks


The needle thread breaks
1. the needle thread is not threaded properly
2. The needle thread tension is to tight
3. The needle is bent or blunt
4. The needle is incorrectly inserted
5. The needle thread & the bobbin thread are not set under the presser foot when starting to sew
6. the threads were not drawn to the rear after sewing
7. The thread is either to heavy or to fine for the needle

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I'm new to sewing, have threaded my bobbin, installed it in its casing, and threaded my machine. But when I take the needle down to pick up the bobbin thread, nothing happens. I've taken the bobbin out...


I am having the same problem !! was sewing fine then it stopped, have changed the cotton, needle, took case out and put back in , checked tension on all settings but still not picking up the cotton . Motor works fine and every thing all seems ok but cannot figure out why its not picking up the thread.All i can think is needle is not going down far enough to make contact but took needle out and lowed it but still nothing. Hope some one can help !!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE

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Needle will not pick up thread from bobbin


Was the old needle picking up the bobbin thread ok? If it was, then there's nothing wrong with the machine. Check that the needle is inserted correctly--there's a flat side on the shank of the needle and where that goes varies widely by machine. Then check that it's threaded properly.


(I once had my needle in backwards and threaded wrong--took the machine to the shop cause I was sure my baby was broken. Cost me $85.00 to find out that on that particular machine the flat side of the needle faces left!)

Let me know if this helps!

Robbie

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The needle on my machine will not bring up the bobbin thread. The bobbin is threaded correctly, and the needle is threaded correctly. Nothing else seems to broken. The needle runs just fine, but the bobbin...


Which model do you have?

The needle needs to be inserted properly and the thread needs to pass through the eye in the right direction.

The handwheel must be turned in the correct direction.

The take-up lever must be threaded.

If all of this is satisfactory, the hook timing may be off.

Remove the bobbin case and set the machine to straight stitch, center needle position.

Turn the handwheel until the needle reaches it's lowest position. Turn the handwheel so that the needle raises about 2.2mm. The point of the hook should be directly behind the needle. If not, you may have a timing issue and will need a knowledgeable repair person to recalibrate the hook timing.

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My Janome needle thread will not pick up the bobbin thread! I have checked threading and needle and bobbin case...nothing works!


Your Machine is out of time, you probably broke a needle or sewed over a pin. take the machine to your locsl deler to be re timed. about 90.00

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