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Keeps bird nesting at the back.

Tried adjusting the tension and changing the bobbin also re threading but it still happens

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If it is above, adjust the bottom tension. If it is below adjust the bottom tension. Also check the pickup spring.

Posted on May 27, 2015

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SOURCE: tangled bobbin thread

Okay. I had this problem too. try taking the bobbin casing out. I had a bit of thread lintg caught in a remote area of the under-plate area. Blow it out with canned air and oil your machine. That should help. It fixed mine.

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Anytime I have had it happen it was because my machine wasn't properly threaded. The first place you run the thread through it has to click into place in two places. If it misses one it will birdnest.

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SOURCE: how do i adjust the bobbin thread tension?

Refer to page 15 of the manual - http://www.singerco.com/accessories/manuals.html

Before changing the tension settings, be sure to thead the machine with the presser foot up as this also has a tremendous effect on the tension and formation of the stitch.

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I am sewing voile curtains, but the stitching keeps looping on the underside


Check your sample. Is it the top thread that is looping under the fabric? That is called bird nesting or thread nesting. It happens frequently if the top thread is not seated completely in the tension disk. It could also be a top tension problem.

Be sure to use a brand new needle compatible with the thread and fabric.
Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Set the top tension to the midway point and test on a scrap of the same fabric. Adjust the top tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. (Tightening the top tension will pull the bobbin thread up. Loosening the top tension will allow the bobbin thread to pull the top thread down.)

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Bobbin thread keeps getting caught up when i begin to sew about 4 stitches in.


bird nesting is the result of incorrect needle thread tension
adjust the tension tighter

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I cannot get the tension correct - big loops on the back with Gutterman all-purpose thread. Have cleaned tension discs and adjusted bobbin tension screw. Checked for correct bobbin and needle thread.


bird nesting ( big loops under material) is from the needle thread tension being too loose
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if not the tensioner plates are not adjusting properly

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My singer 6136 bobbin keeps knotting up


Are you getting knots under the fabric when you sew? If so, that is bird nesting (thread nesting) and is commonly a top thread issue. Most often the thread is not seated fully in the tension disk or the top tension setting is off.

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Verify the thread path is correct.
Set the tension at the midway point and then tweak it so the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

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When I sew I have thread bunching up underneath the fabric, I've changed needle size, thread, bobbins and cleaned out around the bobbin holder. I'm frustrated and out of ideas.


Susan--
Easy peasy, once you know the problem and how to fix it. It's called "bird nesting" or "thread nesting" or what I refer to as thread "barfs."

Install a brand new needle.
Remove all the thread from the machine.
**ALWAYS RAISE** the presser foot and rethread the top thread.
Verify the top thread path is correct.
Install and thread the bobbin case, make sure it is correct.
Set the top tension to the midway point.

Now retest your machine. Birds nests gone? You may need to tweak the top tension because the factory standard changes due to age and use.

FWIW, problems appearing under the fabric are an issue of the top thread. Thread problems appearing on top of the fabric is a bobbin issue.

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How do I get rid of bird nests that keep happening when I attemp to sew?


There are some very basic things to do.

Install a brand new needle.

Remove the thread from the machine.

ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and then rethread the upper thread. Confirm it is following the correct thread path. (Bird nests occur usually because the thread is not seated completely in the tension disk or the machine is threaded improperly.)

Verify the bobbin is installed in the bobbin case facing the proper direction and that the bobbin case is threaded properly.

Set the upper tension to the midway point (the factory standard), although this may need to be tweaked as machines change over time and use.

Pull the bobbin thread to the top and hold the thread tails. (This works for general sewing, not just quilting.)
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

Slowly begin to test sew.

If it continues to create bird nests, then your machine may have a timing issue. Take it for service.

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What am I doing wrong when the stitching on top of the material is ok and straight and the backside is knotting?


wrong bobbin tension , but amazingly its actually easier to adjust the top threads tension to compensate for it , use your tension knob to slowly adjust , try an inch , slowly adjust try an inch , and so on to get a top and bottom thread tension to match , this will need to be adjusted for each major change in fabric (aka , knits to woven )

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My thread bunches under me material and can' t sew


Sounds like "thread nesting" also called "bird nesting." Usually, it is a result of incorrect threading, incorrect tension, or the thread not being properly seated in the tension disk.

Remove the thread.
Install a brand new needle.
RAISE the presser foot and rethread the machine from the beginning making sure the thread path is correct.
Set the upper tension to the midway point between low & high numbers.
Test.
The correct tension is achieved when the upper and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric. If upper thread is looping under the fabric, the upper tension is too loose. If the bobbin thread is appearing on the top of the fabric, the upper tension is too tight. If it is difficult to determine what is happening with tension, try using a different color thread (but ALWAYS the same type & weight) in the bobbin as what is used as upper thread.

Tension is static--it needs to be adjusted whenever a new project is begun because the needle/thread/fabric combination will affect the tension. A sewist should become comfortable with adjusting the upper tension on a piece of the scrap fabric before actually beginning to sew the project.

The needle/thread/fabric need to be compatible to get the best result. All About Needles

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http://www.chholderby.com/tips-tricks-and-help/part-4-bird-nesting

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Why does it knot up underneath?


If your machine is creating a mess of thread under the fabric, the upper thread tension is too loose and is causing what is called "thread nesting" or "bird nesting." Tighten the upper thread tension (righty-tighty) and test. Keep adjusting until the upper thread and bobbin thread meets in the middle of the fabric.

You might also try this method as some machines will create thread nests when the first stitches are made:
How and Why to Bring up the Bobbin Thread

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I just got my singer future XL 580. I embroidered several patterns out but now the under side is bird nesting. What seems to be the problem.


If it is bird nesting, most likely your upper tension is off. First, make sure that when you thread the upper thread that you FIRST RAISE THE PRESSER FOOT. That allows the thread to seat properly in the tension disks. Test your machine. If it is still happening, then you probably need to tighten the upper tension. The re-test and adjust until the upper and bobbin threads are meeting where they should.

Oh, yeah, one more thing. Have you tried putting in a brand-new needle?


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