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The top thread breaks when machine quilting with the feed dogs down.

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Since you're quilting you're probably stitching a thicker amount of cloth than "normal" try reducing the tension on the top thread. Read the manual, it will explain how to do this.

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Trying to quilt on my Hinterberg. First the thread kept breaking. Made some tension adjustments, now I am skipping stitches


possible problems
1) too thick for the feed dog to move the fabric forward need; lighter tension
2) are the upper and lower threads the same kind of thread?
3) is the thread feeding properly from above? sometimes the spool can snag the thread causing the tension to jump and skip stitches

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Brother Innovis 1e isn't stitching properly when the feed dogs are down


Skipped stitches
1. The needle is not inserted correctly
Remove needle & reinsert needle( flat side towards the back of machine)
2. The needle is damaged
replace with new needle
3. The wrong size needle is being used
Choose a needle to suit the thread & fabric
4. The foot not attached correctly
Check & attach correctly
5. If the above suggestions don't help then the machine needs to be checked
For a timing problem.


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When i start sewing sometimes the material gets sucked down into the feeds dogs. this causes the thread and the material to make a mess i sometimes can not get the thread out i am making quilt pieces


Use a scrap of fabric under the pressure foot as a leader and feed the quilt square after it clears just like if you are chain sewing. After you have sewn the square clip the scrap off and use it again.

Feb 09, 2013 | Brother LS-1217 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My Memory Craft sews great until I start to quilt or use one of the different stitches and then the stitches either skip or become so tiney I can't pick them out.


Skipping could indicate you need to use a larger size needle.

Tiny stitches could be save reason, or the top thread is hanging up.

Sometimes the thread can wrap around the spool pin or catch on a rough surface on the end of the spool.

Be sure to use the correct size spool cap and if the thread is wrapping around the pin, a thread net can help.

Give the machine a cleaning according to the maintenance section of the manual for your machine, including cleaning the feed dogs, bobbin case, shuttle and surrounding area.

Make sure the feed dogs are up unless you are free motion quilting and the presser foot down.

This may seem elementary.........just trying to cover all the bases.

May 02, 2010 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Thread gets caught in feed dog while free motion quilting.


First, remove the thread and re-thread the machine. If the thread isn't in the take-up lever properly, erratic problems ensue.

Next, try removing the needle plate and bobbin case and inspecting both for any nicks or burrs. (your instruction book will guide you how) These can be very carefully polished off with 1500 grit sandpaper. Also check the hook for burrs.

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Just bought a brand new Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 and the top thread keeps getting shredded and breaking while doing free motion quilting. I've checked threading diagrams, changed to four different...


this is a known issue with the pfaff.....i have just bought the machine and it has thread uptake issues...thread tension issues and it comes unthreaded by itself often...leaving globs of thread on the bottom stuck in the feed dogs and under the throat plate.....then the stitches are not properly balanced because the tension gets too loose on the bobbin thread....very disappointed to find out it is a known issue with all the viking husqvarna made machines...which are pfaff, janome and viking.....sux.

Oct 21, 2009 | PfaFF Sewing Machines

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The top thread breaks (or comes right out of the


Take a look through this comprehensive list of
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symptoms and possible solutions, it may also be useful for further reference in other times of need.
Best Wishes Martyn
Bargain Box in Australia

Sep 07, 2009 | Sewing Machines

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MegaQuilter Tension


Try at least 2 new needles first (HLX5, preferably Schmetz). If same, look for any rough edges on the needle plate and feed dog cover.
Beyond that, this does not sound like you are doing anything wrong. You should take your machine in for adjustment by an authorized technician. You should have about 1/2 to 1 full turn of the upper tension knob between too loose/ugly on back and too tight/breaking on the top.

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Needle Thread breaking after about 30 seconds of quilting


Make sure the feed dogs are dropped (or feed dog cover is on - I can't remember which way this machine works). The stitch length on the machine has no function so ignore it. (I set it to zero so the machine doesn't have to work as hard). Hopefully this is all that's wrong. If not, use a shorter setting for the stitch length on the regulator, oil the hook and move slowly and smoothly.
Good luck!

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Needle thread breaks while quilting on machine frame


My friend and I both have the Juki 98Q but on different frames - we were both having problems (needles breaking, thread getting tangled) we removed the thin metal thing inside the bobbin case and have had no problems since (over a year now!).

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