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My decorator's choice isn't stitching. It's feeding and all but threads not coming together to form stitching. what am I missing?

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    Ruth Andrews May 16, 2017

    I was using my machine just fine, then stopped for a bit. When I resumed, it wouldn't form stitches. I don't recall doing anything different. I turned it off and back on, rethreaded both the upper and bobbin threads, cleaned lint out of bobbin area, etc. Nothing changed. Still not sewing. It comes on and sound fine, and feeds the material through but without actually sewing. Really would appreciate any help.

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Install a brand new needle. If that doesn't work, then the machine may be out of time.

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Needle thread tension is not tight enough
it could be needle hook timing is out

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