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The thread balling up after a few stitches. What needs to be adjusted?

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Balling up under material ( birdnesting) is from the needle thread tension not tight enough
using scrap material keep adjusting until the threads meet at the center of the materials
may need to be readjusted for different thread thicknesses, materials and needle eye sizes

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