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Why does my top thread keep breaking while machine quilting?
The upper thread tension could be set too tight. Set the tension to the best thread tension setting or less. Make sure the spool of thread is installed correctly using the correct size spool cap for the size of spool. Check that the bobbin is wound so that it about 80% full and that the thread is evenly wound.
What tension should my top thread be?
So we’ll be talking only about the top thread tension since that’s where you’d usually make the adjustments. The dial settings run from 0 to 9, so 4.5 is generally the ‘default’ position for normal straight-stitch sewing. This should be suitable for most fabrics.
What is the remedy when the upper thread breaks?
Remedies: Check the threading order and thread correctly. Adjust the tension disc. Replace blunt or bent needles.
How do you adjust upper thread tension?
To increase your top tension if it’s too loose, turn your knob so that the numbers are increasing. Try ½ to 1 number higher, then test the stitches on a piece of scrap fabric. Continue until it looks even on both sides and you can no longer see the bobbin thread on the right side of the fabric.
What tension should I use for cotton?
Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four.
What tightens or loosens the flow of the thread?
You’ve probably noticed the tension regulator on your sewing machine. It’s usually a dial with the numbers 3, 4, and 5 highlighted or circled. This regulator tightens, or loosens, the tension discs that the thread passes down through before it goes up and through the looper.
What will you do if there is a problem with the stitch tension of the upper thread?
If the tension isn’t perfect, fix it by adjusting the bobbin spring; tighter if the bobbin thread shows on the upper layer, and looser if the needle thread shows on the underlayer. Make another test seam, and examine the stitches, repeating until the stitch is balanced.
How do you fix top stitch tension?
perfect tension means the stitches look the same on the front as on the back. If the bobbin thread is showing on the top, loosen your tension (decrease the number on your tension indicator). If the top thread is nesting on the bottom, increase the tension (increase the number of your tension indicator).