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Sewing with drapery material

I am trying to make draperies, using average weight woven drapery fabric (not overly heavy or thick). My machine has been working perfectly for everything else, but now won't sew this correctly...the tension is a mess! I think it's because I'm using upholstery weight thread. I've used a different upholstery thread in the past and never had a problem, but that seems to be key when I'm trying to figure this particular problem out. I've changed needles, rethreaded, adjusted the tension, and only an extreme tension readjustment (settings of 9 and 1) got me even close to solving the problem and I'm not thrilled with how that looks. Any ideas?

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Switch back to regular thread. Upholstery thread is used for seams that will get lots of stress (as in upholstery; although I use regular thread in upholstery and have no problems). For draperies, regular thread is fine.

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