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My top thread keeps getting bunched up in the bobbin!!

I did 54 embroidery projects before this problem arose. I've threaded, re-threaded, changed needles, changed threads, adjusted upper tension in small increments. Nothing has worked. I'm so frustrated!

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Look at bobbin case and see if the small spring that pushes it back and forth is out of the slot and laying on top of the case that is what happened with mine hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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