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My machine won't sew thick material, even 2 layers of thin felt won't work. It just skips on the spot and won't move the material along. I've tried it with cottons and thin polyesters, so it's definitely the material that's making the difference. Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: machine skips stitches when sewing thru several layers of fabrics

Is your needle new? The needle needs to be replaced every 8 hours on a regular sewing machine, and the ULT benefits from even more frequent changes. Also try a bigger needle, if you're using a 75/11 move to a 90/14, make sure your needle matches what you're doing, you might not think those little needle tips differ much but they really do.

The manual also mentions if there is to much lint under the needle plate. Keep in mind all sewing machines need the bobbin area cleaned out every time you change the bobbin, but the ULT likes cleaning up down there about twice as often.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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This happened to me and I discovered that my presser foot was stuck up. (LOL) I was using embroidery and the needle was actually brushing against the raised presser foot. So, I turned machine off, removed embroidery part and checked the presser foot switch. It was not moving. Well, I put the machine on regular sewing and just turned the wheel a few times and the presser foot reset. When I went back to embroidery all was fine (and still is). so, check yours.

Posted on Dec 26, 2008

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these are the best setting i have found for sewing through thick materials, specifically leather and vinyl:
top tension- between 8 and 9 bottom tension- between 4 and 5 stitch length between 3 and 4 stitch type: 2
that is just what works best for me, i have a brother xl-2600i

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: the stitches on the bottom of the material is

check tension by putting pressure foot down and seeing if your getting tension from thread...(lower and upper)

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I get skipped stitches when

Did you use a larger sized needle for the think fabric? It sounds like the needle isn't penitrating deep enough. You will need a larger needle size for the thick fabric and you might try slightly adjusting the tension tho a larger needle may be all you need. Make sure it is a sharp not a ballpt needle too (assuming you're not using polyester knits which isn't something one usually makes oven mitts with :) )

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