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I recently purchased a Janome1600P DB machine. I have it on my Grace quilting frame and am in the process of quilting. However, the thread keeps breaking. I have made sure the darning foot is adjusted correctly, the thread is threaded correctly and that I have the right needle in. What else could be causing this. I free motion most of my quilts and haven't experienced this before. Help!

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My sister told me the thread will break if your quilt is too tight on the frame too.

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Try a different thread. It may be old or dry. Even some new threads seem to be finicky.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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am I right that the feed dogs do not drop on this machine?

Yes, this is correct....but you have to change the needle plate to a thicker one, so the feed dogs will be below the needle plate.

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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