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Top thread breaking on my industrial tacsew sewing machine that has been made into a quilting machine

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    Thread breaks while free-motion quilting

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Check threading is correct. If it is, check the tension. Sometimes it easy to misthread the upper thread tensioner. Also using a large spool that takes too much to spin it can have too much inertia and cause thread to break.

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