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I have a Mega Quilter and have problems keeping the thread staying threaded so that I can sew a straight seam. Either the top thread breaks or the bottom thread comes undone. I have read the manual over and ove. I am trying to quilt a small quilt.

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just a thought but maybe your bobbin thread is wound on to loose,try to rewind it holding onto the thread to give a tigher tension while going onto the bobbin

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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when you sew or use a serger or a quilter machine have a long thread tail of 3-6 inches & make sure the tail is pulled behind the needle

happy quilting

Posted on Nov 03, 2010

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try a new needle
clean these areas,,under needle plate,,,bobbin area
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly

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Properly balanced tensions are critical. The lower bobbin tension must be tight enough to pull the knots down. To which number is your upper tension set? It should be around three. Skipping stitches is an indicator of hook timing and hook/needle clearance issues.

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My top thread on the mega quilter keeps looping big loops on the backing and the quilt is on the frame. How do I fix this problem?

I'm not familiar with quilting machines, but I have heard conversations about problems occurring when the fabric sandwich is stretched too tight so it is "trampolining" when it stitches. Also, the needle may need changing. Could be that the thread is too heavy for the needle being used.

JM humble guess!


Sep 25, 2016 | Sewing Machines

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Which direction should the bobbin move when pulling the thread in the HV Mega Quilter 18x8? Clockwise or counter?

Hold the loaded bobbin case in your left hand and gently pull on the thread. The bobbin will rotate clockwise when correctly loaded.

I'm also sending a link to page 17 of the manual for fututre cross-reference.

Happy quilting!

Jun 01, 2014 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Top tension has to be turned all the way down to get good stitch, then thread gets caught in bobbin and lower hooping on thread..

Grab some scrap fabric of the same type you'll be sewing. Tighten your top tension and test sew until you see until you see the top thread of a seam go like a straight line and the bobbin thread loops on top of the seam. Then back off of the top tension until those loops disappear.

If you never see it the top thread go like a straight line... your top tension needs to be cleaned... and make sure you have the pressure foot UP when you thread the upper thread.

Aug 03, 2012 | Sewing Machines

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Thread breaking on mega quilter

Upper thread breaks
needle may be in backwards
Raise the needle bar to the highest point, then loosen the clamp screw to remove the old needle, place the new needle in the clamp with the flat side to the back of the machine
round needle--the groove in the needle should face away from the shaft.
Push the needle all the way up to the stop or as far as it will go, then tighten the needle clamp screw
upper tension may be to tight try 3 to 5
the needle may be bent or damaged
thread may be hanging up in bobbin case--check area for loose threads or lint

Apr 18, 2012 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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Husqvarna mega quilter is bunching bobbin thread when quilting. Top thread looks fine. I have tried adjusting tension. what should I look for?

try a new needle
clean these areas,,under needle plate,,,bobbin area
check to make sure the thread has not come off the thread take up lever
make sure the bobbin is inserted correctly

Aug 02, 2011 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I have been trying to make a buttonhole but the top thread keeps breaking and the threads are all snarled up underneath the material. what am i doing wrong? i have a brother ls2125 machine maria

Firstly have you interfaced the material that you are buttonholing on? You will never get a good buttonhole otherwise. Also start each new project with a new needle matching the size to the weight of fabric. Good guide available here

Top thread breaking is usually because the tension is too tight or the thread is catching somewhere in the thread path from the spool to the needle. Also check that the needle doesn't have a burr on it somewhere, or is blunt.

Thread snarls underneath the fabric is usually caused by top thread tension issues. You will need to rethread top and bottom and CHECK that the thread is in tension correctly. So lower the pressure foot and pull the top thread just before the needle - does it feel hard to pull? If not, then the thread is not in tension. Rethread top again, checking the tension dial is set to 5 and the thread is correctly pulled between the tension discs. And always hold the two thread tails at the back of the sewing area as you start each new seam to avoid these being pulled down into the bobbin area and getting jammed up.

So, rethread, test sew and get the top tension sorted, a nice straight stitch happening, then try the buttonholing sequence again.

Apr 26, 2011 | Brother LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine

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My sister just bought the smaller mega quilter, we are having difficulties when threading machine. we have studied booklet and video and believe we have threaded it correctly. every time we try to sew...

when you sew or use a serger or a quilter machine have a long thread tail of 3-6 inches & make sure the tail is pulled behind the needle

happy quilting

Nov 03, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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I have a husqvarna mega quilter and I can't figure out why I keep breaking my needle thread. I have done everything that the manual suggests. Any other suggestions?

have you checked to see if the needle is bent-roll on a flat surface & see if it rolls correctly
if the needle makes a popping sound when it goes thru fabric then it's blunt
check to make sure your tension is correct
check to make sure the thread is not caught on anything like
1.the spool pin
2.the notch on the thread spool
3.check to see if the thread has come off the thread take up lever
I've had this happen to me several time when sewing
let me if this helps
happy sewing

Sep 23, 2010 | Husqvarna Sewing Machines

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