Quick Answer: Why is my embroidery machine using the bobbin thread?

What tension should my embroidery machine be on?

Proper bobbin tension is essential to good embroidery. If tension is too tight, unwanted bobbin thread may begin to show on top of your garment and you may begin to experience frequent thread breaks which wastes time and money. Bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams (up to 25 grams when embroidering caps).

Can I use embroidery thread in my bobbin?

Just buy a simple white bobbin thread designed for an embroidery machine either in pre wound bobbins or in a big spool and you are good to go! One of the benefits of the bobbin thread being so thin is that it lasts a long time. You can wind a lot of bobbin thread on one bobbin – much more so than with regular thread.

Why does my thread keep breaking on my long arm quilting machine?

The most common reason why thread shreds, frays, or breaks at the needle is because the eye is too small to accommodate the thread, causing stress and friction, which results in shredding or breaking the top thread.

Why is my embroidery machine not lining up?

Embroidery design alignment issues can happen for a variety of reasons. … Your designs may not line up because of improper hooping, if you’ve hooped the fabric too loosely or too tightly.

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Why is my thread bunching underneath?

A: Looping on the underside, or back of the fabric, means the top tension is too loose compared to the bobbin tension, so the bobbin thread is pulling too much top thread underneath. By tightening the top tension, the loops will stop, but the added tension may cause breakage, especially with sensitive threads.