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I have eyelashes while quilting (free motion sewing). What tension setting would be helpful to avoid this?

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How do I set the Husqvarna 300 sewing machine to do free motion embroidery. Do I need the embroidery attachment and get the machine to embroider with or with out the card


You can do embroidery or you can do free motion. If you're quilting a quilt sandwich (fabric, batting, backing fabric), you probably want to do free motion quilting. Embroidery would work better on fabric (with a stabilizer) but without the batting and backing fabric.

For free motion, you want a free motion foot--your machine's manufacturer probably provided one in the accessory kit (called a darning foot) or there are many generic free motion feet available for purchase (ie Big Foot quilting foot...). The BIG difference with a darning foot or free motion foot is that the shank is shorter than other presser feet because there needs to extra space between the presser foot and the needle plate so the quilter can easily manipulate the fabric. Usually, free motion quilters will drop the feed dogs to avoid feed dog interference with the fabric's movement, however, some quilters don't drop the feed dogs--just whatever works best for you and your machine. In addition, I use a Supreme Slider on the sewing machine surface--a silicone mat that provides a slick surface to help the fabric move.

There are a lot of web sites and video tutorials on free motion quilting. Take some time to watch them and then practice, practice, practice! It's an acquired skill so the more you practice, the better you will be.

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Feb 09, 2018 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Have a janome 2319s can I quilt and what tension do I need Barbara


You can quilt with pretty much any sewing machine. But, are you asking about piecing quilts or free motion quilting? You should be able to do both but they are very different projects and require a lot of different settings and accessories. Tension is correct when the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric being sewn. Tightening or loosening the top tension should help achieve that.

Jan 22, 2018 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Tension issues on my singer quantum 9960


A #16 needle seems pretty big for FMQ. Are you also getting pin holes in the fabric? Try using a top stitch, embroidery, or metallix needle.

Eyelashing is often a result of moving the fabric too quickly. Try speeding up your sewing speed or slow down the fabric movement. The object is to get the stitch speed equal to the fabric movement--and keeping it consistent. I tend to make swirls too fast which causes eyelashing.

It could also be tension. Be sure to ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot when threading the top thread.

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How to Free motion quilting on Janome 1600P QC


Be sure to use a darning foot (or free motion quilting foot).
Use a brand new sharp needle, ie top stitch, embroidery, or microtex work well.
Check that the thread, needle, and fabric are compatible--Caution, the needle eye should be the right size for the thread weight.
AVOID old or bargain bin thread!
Be sure to drop or cover the feed dogs.
If your machine has it, use the needle down feature.
You may need to adjust the tension for FMQ--I have to tighten the bobbin tension a little to keep the bobbin thread below the quilt surface (so I bought a special bobbin case and set the tension for FMQ and that's all I use it for.)

Lots of web sites that talk about how to free motion quilt. Then, it's PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! I use a portable white board and draw free motion designs on it (while watching TV, etc.). The idea is to get it fluid without jerking, jumping, speeding up or slowing down, etc. When your hand and brain are able to work smoothly, then you can probably do free motion quilting. Practice on scraps of fabric and batting (preferably the same kind you will be working on). Cut up some 14 inch squares of fabric and batting and draw designs on them and see if you can stitch them. Some advice: don't watch the needle...look at where you are going in front of the needle. Don't expect perfection to happen overnight. Many quilters have been FMQing for years and still make mistakes. (I've made a few quilts and my stuff still looks less than professional, but it's all mine!)

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Jul 23, 2017 | Janome Sewing Machines

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Janome 1600P DBX


You need to drop the feed dogs, install a darning or free motion quilting foot (make sure the presser foot is lowered). Because you will not be using the machine to move the fabric, the stitch length selection is of no importance. Make sure the stitch width is set to zero. You should test FMQ on a scrap quilt sandwich of the same makeup of your project, ie quilt fabric with batting sandwiched between. The upper tension should be set so that both threads meet in the middle of the quilt sandwich. Because it is FMQ, some extra adjustment may be needed.

Once the tension is where you want it, you can practice FMQ until you can move it smoothly in conjunction with the machine speed.

Practicing on a white board with erasable markers is a handy way to learn to move smoothly. The most difficult part of free motion quilting is learning to move the fabric smoothly. Do NOT lack for practice as that is the only way to improve. Those people who make it look simple have been doing it for years!

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Oct 31, 2016 | Janome Sewing Machines

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I have a Janome 15000 when I guilt it leaves eyelashes on back how can I correct the problem


Are you doing free motion quilting? You need to tighten the upper tension to eliminate those eyelashes. Also, if you are moving the fabric too fast for the machine to keep up, you will get the eyelash effect.

...Also, if eyelashes tend to occur more when turning curves or corners, slow down moving the fabric when doing those movements. The machine needs to keep up with your movements.


http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/sewing-machine-tension-troubleshooting.html

http://www.quiltersclubofamerica.com/groups/fear-no-more_fmqers/pages/loops-eyelashes-and-birdsnests.aspx

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/help-eyelashes-t179288.html

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/help-eyelashes-t179288.html

http://www.superiorthreads.com/blog/2015/8/what-causes-eyelashes/

Oct 18, 2016 | Janome Memory Craft 9000 Computerized...

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Tension and free motion quilting


You don't tell us what happens when you try to FMQ. I'm assuming you get thread loops/mess under the fabric.

Be sure to install a brand new needle that is recommended for FMQ, ie top stitch, embroidery, microtex

Remove the top thread from the machine.
ALWAYS RAISE the presser foot and rethread from the beginning.
Set the top tension to the midway point and retest your machine on a fabric sandwich just like your project.
Tweak the top tension until the top and bobbin threads meet in the middle of the fabric.

This is the manual that comes up for your machine. Probably pretty similar to yours:

Singer 7466 Instruction Manual

If you are getting what is called "eyelashes," you need to match your sewing speed to the speed you move the fabric. Most often the machine needs to stitch faster to prevent eyelashing. Make sure your circles are moved at the same speed--do not speed up moving the fabric in a curve. AND-- Practice, practice, practice on scrap sandwiches, It's an acquired skill, like cursive writing. Only doing it will make you better. I like to practice on a small whiteboard when I'm watching TV. If I find a design I like, I take a photo of it before I erase the whiteboard.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1/beginning-fmq-beginner-t189467.html

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Mar 03, 2018 | Singer 7426 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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Thread tension when free motion quilting


do you have this problem when doing regular sewing? if you do then the tension dial may be going bad & would have to be replaced

Mar 13, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Viking Lily - free motion quilting - thread loops on underside.


I need more info.
>Where is your presser fooot pressure set(1-9) it should be around 4?
>How fast are you free motioning (faster is better? from 1-10 10 being full speed.
>Is your bobbin threaded correctly (I need to cover the basics.)?
>Never never use a needle smaller than a 90/14 for free motion (I know everyone's an expert...but trust me)
After all this, it's OK to tighten your tension up on top a little when free motioning and getting eyelashes/spider webs on bottom. around 6 should do it though.

Mar 09, 2009 | Husqvarna Viking 1

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