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Topic: tension- too loose/too tight/ wrong size needle...sewing a fleece blanket help  (Read 451 times)
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MEshelltakeone
« on: June 20, 2007 07:50:18 AM »

im TRYING to machine sew a quillow for my nephew. i cant seem to get it right....i bought what i think are the right size needles for fleece, and it goes through the two fabrics (fleece and cotton) but the needle thread comes un-threaded. the bobbin thread is fine, so im guessing my tension is wrong? but how? too tight, too loose??

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huh
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jesseeyore
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 09:11:27 AM »

Not sure how helpful this will be- but I know that when I try to sew fleece with my sewing machine (it's from 1970), I have to use the walking foot instead of the regular foot because the material is too thick to feed through the regular foot the correct way. Do you have a choice of "feet"?
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MEshelltakeone
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 12:46:52 PM »

yes, i do have a choice of "feet" and that is quite helpfull!! i didnt even think of that...i bet removing the "darning plate" might help too since it has some teeth type things to keep the fabric in place and i think the fleece gets hung on it too...wow. thanks!!!!
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