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Factory setting is usually the midway point between high & low number. Sometimes it is specifically marked on the dial with a red line or a different color. Of course, this is only the general setting. Every machine is different (especially after use) so this setting needs to be tweaked. Even different kinds of fabric will require a tension tweak. The tension is correct when both threads meet in the middle of the fabric.


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