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Coats and clark black topstitching thread has the wrong tension when i sew. brother cs6000i machine.

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Black thread typically presents sewing issues because the dye that is used causing it to be stiff. Some machines also do not like Coats & Clark threads.

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Where do the color numbers for coats and clark come from because i can't find these numbers to purchase the thread

Hello, Jenia -

Coats & Clark creates the thread colors and the numbers to identify each thread color.

However, I don't think "where do the color numbers for coats and clark come from" is REALLY your question.

Apparently, Coats & Clark made major changes with their thread colors and numbering in 2009. See the information here:
and read this Coats & Clark blog article:

This is a link to a Coats & Clark thread color number cross reference chart, listing the pre-2009 thread numbers and the corresponding new thread numbers:
The chart was created by .

In the blog (link given above), author Lynn Browne writes, "If you find yourself running out of thread in the middle of buttonholes or topstitching with a color that was retired, or that isn't an exact match-contact us through the website and we will try to help."

This is the link to the Make It Coats Contact Us web page:
The Click Here to Contact "button" in the lower left corner will lead you to a form you can complete to send an email.

Best wishes.

Feb 20, 2018 | Sewing Machines

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Brother cs6000i thread tension issue

Logically, the top thread should not be affected by a walking foot as the thread operates independently of the presser foot.

Suggest removing the top thread totally from the machine. ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning. Verify the thread path is correct.

Check that your walking foot is installed correctly--the fork-shaped piece needs to encircle the needle clamp screw.

If you continue to experience problems with the walking foot but none of the other feet, recommend contacting a Brother technician.

How do attach the walking foot Brother

Jun 26, 2017 | Sewing Machines

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How do I adjust a too loose tension?

Sound like your top thread tension is loose try increase the tension.

Dec 20, 2013 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Well, your top tension is WAY too loose. Bump it up to about 4 or 5.
Do a test seam on similar fabric.

Sep 21, 2012 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Wavy stitch

Try a metal bobbin, singer 15 or sa 156 or go online to ebay and find them 20 for $8.99 w/free shipping. I read this on Amazon and heard good this is an inexpensive solution.

Jul 26, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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My bobbin thread is not drawing up on my brother sewing machine cs6000i, how do I adjust the tension for the Bobbin thread?

Yes its the tension, however it can be tricky, and you really should have some experience working on the mechines Give us a call we can help you out.
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Jul 07, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Upper thread keeps braking on brother galaxie 2100

With the pressure foot in the up position, pull on the thread right before the eye of the needle to ensure its not getting snagged up on anything.

Make sure your top tension dial is in the middle setting (usually 4 or 5)

What type of thread are you using? Cheaper thread such as Coats and Clark and old thread is very weak. Check out your local independent sewing dealer and have them recommend thread to you based upon the fabric your using.

hope that helps,

Jun 06, 2010 | Brother CS-8150 Computerized Sewing...

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What thread do I use with the brother cs600i

Any quality sewing thread - Coats & Clarks is the most readily available.

Never use hand quilting thread or button thread as it is glazed and that is not good for the tension mechanism.

You can use machine embroidery thread for the decorative stitches. Base a tear away stabilizer under the area you will be stitching. This will help keep the fabric from distorting and the stitches uniform.

Test all the features before applying to a project.

Feb 19, 2010 | Brother CS6000i Computerized Sewing...

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Brother sewing machine cs6000i. Less than one year. The upper thread wraps around the bobbin caseing and jams.

check you tension on the top thread and see if you have it threaded the right way. Also see if the indent of your needle "the indent down by the hole on the needle" is facing the hook by your bobbin case that grabs the thread when it comes around.

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