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The bobbin thread keeps getting matted up and pulling the material in the bottom... I'm using a heavier thread, and have tried several differant kinds of material to see if that was the problem...

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Be sure to use the correct thread, advised in your manual and that your bobbin and top threads are not too different or else you will have problems. If, you are using a real thin material, try putting tissue paper under your fabric so that it won't get caught. in the needle hole. Usually matting under the fabric is caused by incorrect threading but I am suspecting your thread itself. If, you don't have a manual, go brother-usa.com and download one for free.

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