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Thread bunchingP(also known as birdnesting or thread looping)Pis one of the most annoying sewing machine problems because it is tedious to unpick and tends to happen at the most inconvenient times. If you re trying to figure out why your sewing machine thread is bunching up under your fabric, consider the following problems. Your Feed Dogs Are Down : If your fabric is not feeding through your machine, you will get bunched up thread under your fabric. There is a lever on your sewing machine to disengage the feed dogs for quilting and free sewing, so make sure that your feed dogs are up if you have lowered them recently for other purposes. Your Bobbin Is Put in Backwards : Every sewing machine s bobbin case is a little different some need to have the bobbin inserted clockwise and others need the bobbin inserted counterclockwise. If you are getting thread bunching, check to make sure your bobbin is inserted correctly in your sewing machine. There s usually a diagram right on your machine, but if not you can look in your sewing machine manual. Your Thread Tails Are too Short : If the thread tails coming out of your bobbin and needle are less than two inches long, they may get pulled into your sewing machine when you begin to sew, causing thread bunching. To avoid this problem, you can either hold the thread ends until you have sewn a couple of stitches or always make sure that your thread tails are at least three inches long before you beginPsewing. Your Upper Thread Is Not Threaded Correctly : When there is thread bunching on the under side of your fabric, it couldPmean your upper thread is not threaded correctly. Rethread your sewing machine to see if it solves your problem. Make sure that your thread goes through the loop that goes up and down as you sew. Your Sewing Machine Tension Is Off : Your upper thread tension may be too loose if you are getting thread bunching under your fabric.

Try tightening the upper tension to solve the problem. Only move your tension a little at a time. Your Presser Foot Is Not Down : If you forget to put your presser foot down, your fabric will not feed through your machine as quickly as it is supposed to and cause thread looping or bunching under your fabric. Make sure to always put your presser foot down to avoid this problem. You re Not Using a Spool Cap : Spool caps keep your spool of thread from getting out of control. If you don t use one, you make be letting the spool spin too quickly. So, always use a spool cap, especially if you have a horizontal spool pin to avoid bunching or looping thread. Visit our article onP Pfor more information.
When you are new to Futura embroidery questions can arise. I advise you to stick to the basics as you learn your new machine so you can develop skills that will help you tackle more advanced embroidery later. Here are some answers to Futura Facebook questions from consumers. P Thank you to all who contributed. Sometimes Facebook is a confusing social media to use as a referral, so I will try to compile useful information on this page from Facebook questions. Remember to email Singer if you can not resolve the issue. Email:P. Other places to look are, and Question : I need help I have the singer future quartet, I have it doing embroidery, set on the e for tension, my thread keeps breaking I m using the net for the thread and rechecked to make sure it s threaded correctly. I ve checked the bobbin and everything, what can I do. Is there a manual tension setting I can put it on other than e. Answer: Nancy wrote: It could be the design if it s a new design never used before. Run a stock design on cotton fabric with cutaway stabilizer to see what happens with the stitch out.

If the stock design sews out without problems, it is the design and time to find another design that stitches out well. stick to well established design sites because can always rely on them to sew out well. In the meantime with the stock design, you regain your embroidery confidence. If you are fairly new to embroidery, you may not be aware that you cannot resizeP without optimizing the design. Answer: I have best results if I slow down the speed to 1/2 speed. Question: I need help, what I m doing wrong I have a Futura quartet and in trying to applique it keeps bunching at the bottom and I have broken 8 needles and ruined 2 shirts I m new to this and so frustrated Answer: The key here is top threading. Make sure you set (use some resistance by holding the spool as you thread) the thread as you thread the top of the machine. If you are just laying the thread along the pathway it is doubtful the thread is in the top tension. Question: I have a new Quintet. The top tension gets so tight that it breaks the needle when it moves to the next section of embroidery. I have tried pressing the decrease button and it starts out sewing ok. But then it get tight again. Have checked the book to make sure it is threaded correctly. This is so frustrating to have a $1000 machine that I can t get to sew right. Is there a phone number for customer service that I can call to discuss this? Answer: Your thread is probably wrapped around the spool pin as it comes off the spool. Make sure you use the smallest spool cap that just covers the spool for a good feed off. Question: I keep having issues with my bobbin thread bunching up on the bottom when embroidering. What am I doing wrong? How can I fix it? Answer: It is in the threading, review the threading video by Singer.

If you have jammed the machine enough it could be a damaged needle plate or bobbin case. Examine them for picks. just wanted to let you know a friend of mine figured out the problem with my machine (Singer Futura Quintet-pulling bobbin up into design). I had actually already got approved to send it back and was gonna ship it Monday but she insisted on looking at it first. I knew it was a tension/bobbin problem I just couldn t not figure it out and COUNTLESS people in reviews have ad this same problem so i wanted to give you feedback incase anyone else does. Turns out while my bobbin was wound correctly my previous machine was a front load bobbin this was my first experience with drop in and while i read everything about setting it up counter clockwise and watched it on all the videos and i WAS doing it correctly in that sense my bobbin was actually completely upside down like up side down down side up so even though it was going counter clockwise it was wrong because it was upside down ah the curse of being left handed turns out she had another left handed friend doing the same thing with a different machine didn t result in the same problem but was still a problem so just some feedback in case you need it for someone else! Thank you for all your help! Question: Can you tell me how to reset to standard the singer Futura embroidery 550 XL, I have bunching and threading alarms going off Answer: Turn off the machine, turn of the software. Pull or cut out the fabric, remove any bunching and remove the needle plate and bobbin case to remove any thread, examine both pieces for nicks and holes. Use an fine file to file if nicked. Reassemble the machine. restart the machine and then the software. Reload the design, center and start again.

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