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Bernina 440 QEE embroidery

I start to stitch out a design, machine stops, thread breaks. Big "bunch" on the back. Tension problem? How to fix it?!

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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Same problem with Bernina 440. Had in shop twice still breaking thread. Doesnt matter which thread or what I am doing.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    can't stitch out an embroidery design



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I'm not an expert, but maybe your bobbin is wound incorrectly, or not put in the bobbin case properly?  Hope it is something as simple as this.  Good luck!

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