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    Xrayit gave good advice- get some Gutermans Sew-all thread and practice, practice, practice!

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    Check to see if your spool thread hasn't fallen off the take-up lever.
    If it has, then the thread going thru the needle will not get snugged up after it has gone around the bobbin underneath, resulting in birdsnests on the underside of your work.

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    I am wondering if the presser foot was down when you threaded the machine. That will also cause the heavy nesting that you have here.
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    Keep at it, things get easier with practice. You'll get used to how tension needs to be adjusted to get things right. Just remember the reward is an extremely affordable quilt set (even if it's on the heavier less compressible end as far as down goes). I got my doubled up setup down to 23 last week in northern AR.

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    Thanks for all the advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Drum Man View Post
    What color is the other one?
    Not sure which one is the other one... LOL
    1 is a brown / copper color.
    1 is a navy blue.

    Quote Originally Posted by BigE94 View Post
    Yep. Looks like a tension issue to me. Also keep your ends out of the way. Keep trying.

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    Don't know if I will, since I bought a HG Phoenix UQ. LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    Definitely needle tension. How did it sew on the scrap?
    Different type of material. Only sewed a few inches to see what it would look like. Maybe if I went further I would have ended up with the same mess. I did get 16" before the thread mess happened on my project. I was really happy and surprised how it was going till then. Not exactly straight, but didn't care. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by xrayit View Post
    That is some seriously thick thread that you are using, I have three sewing machines and two of them don't like the thick tread. No matter what I do with the tension adjustments they will not settle down to a nice stitch. My Janome 3000 will sew using any thread / fabric combo. Do you really need a hard core thread on the quilts? I would try a good quality new spool of smaller diameter poly thread before abandoning the project.
    Just some Guttermann Mara 70 Tex 40 Thread I bought from Dutch.

    Quote Originally Posted by jellyfish View Post
    I am wondering if the presser foot was down when you threaded the machine. That will also cause the heavy nesting that you have here.
    It was up. Like I mentioned above, I did get 16" before it started. I was noticing the fabric not feeding properly when that happened.



    I may try it again. I'm not good with failure...... I will succeed...... in frustrating myself...... destroying my mom's sewing machine...... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post



    I may try it again. I'm not good with failure...... I will succeed...... in frustrating myself...... destroying my mom's sewing machine...... LOL
    I'm having flashbacks to 2013 when I had my singer in the shop twice to fix this same problem, and the nest would just return after about an hour of sewing. I finally gave up and replaced my machine.
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    I think I'm going to try sewing without folding the fabric and see what happens.

    My Mom's sewing machine is a Singer. She almost never uses it. Said she thinks she got it in 1969.

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    NOPE. sewing is not for me.

    My new under quilt I ordered yesterday is worth every penny! LOL

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