I have cleaned the lint from the machine and rethreaded so it should be ready to go. When I was working on the quilt before I decided I didn't like the pattern, it was humming along quite nicely. I am trying to make sure I've eliminated any reason for it to not continue to do so.
I was reading a blog from Tony O'Toole of APQS on tension and thread breakage and I think one of the reasons I have problems is the sandwich is too taut. There isn't any give at all. I am going to try and keep it looser and see if that helps.
Here is a copy of the article.
Troubleshooting tension issues is one of the biggest issues for a long arm quilter. Find out how to get those threads to loop together perfectly inside the batting of your quilt with these five articles from the APQS blog. Click here to read other machine troubleshooting posts.
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