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Old November 20th 13, 02:55 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Old November 20th 13, 11:01 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Dora


What kind of needle are you using?
If you are new to quilting, you might be using a Universal needle? This
has a rounded end. If you try a more sharply pointed needle that might
help? I agree with Hanne about the thread - some just does that! Are
you using cotton or polyester or a mix? It will be worth trying a few
combinations. Also, is the bobbin thread the same or similar to the top
thread? That sometimes makes a difference.
Have you checked under the bobbin to make sure there is no fluff?
All sorts of things can cause your symptoms (unfortunately, as it means
lots of checking ...).
Good luck .
Oh - are you piecing or quilting when the thread breaks?
If you are quilting, the tension should be reduced. Some machines like
this to be almost zero.
Also, if you are quilting, the thread might be 'shredding' on the fabric
....
So, sorry, there are all sorts of reasons. Mine usually works again
after I've tried all the above + plus checking that I've got the correct
foot on...
It might have to go to the SM doctor's if all the above offer no
improvement.

Pat on the green
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Old November 21st 13, 05:00 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Taria
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Default Mega quilter problems

I got some of those topstitch needles and quilting with them so far has gone
very
well. Worth a try.
Taria

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In article ,
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I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is
skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both
tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute,
then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am
new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Dora


What kind of needle are you using?
If you are new to quilting, you might be using a Universal needle? This
has a rounded end. If you try a more sharply pointed needle that might
help? I agree with Hanne about the thread - some just does that! Are
you using cotton or polyester or a mix? It will be worth trying a few
combinations. Also, is the bobbin thread the same or similar to the top
thread? That sometimes makes a difference.
Have you checked under the bobbin to make sure there is no fluff?
All sorts of things can cause your symptoms (unfortunately, as it means
lots of checking ...).
Good luck .
Oh - are you piecing or quilting when the thread breaks?
If you are quilting, the tension should be reduced. Some machines like
this to be almost zero.
Also, if you are quilting, the thread might be 'shredding' on the fabric
....
So, sorry, there are all sorts of reasons. Mine usually works again
after I've tried all the above + plus checking that I've got the correct
foot on...
It might have to go to the SM doctor's if all the above offer no
improvement.

Pat on the green

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Old December 15th 13, 05:28 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
Jo Pender[_2_]
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I have had a Mega Quilter for a few years and despite going back to the maker for new tension unit and a service, I cannot get it to sew reliably, particularly free machine quilting. To be honest I have given up and am starting to hand quilt if I want a pattern. It takes longer but it's not as frustrating. Sorry I can't be more help, but don't assume it is you. It might be worth checking with an engineer.
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Old March 28th 14, 01:22 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:55:38 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



Dora


I was having the same problems, and it was the needle. Every quilt deserves a new needle. It needs to be sharp and big to make the hole and not shred your thread. So, every project you need to thing about your thread size if your quilting or piecing and also if you have the cruise control or not. The sewing machine lady at Joann's is usually very helpful.
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Old April 12th 14, 04:40 AM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5:55:38 AM UTC-8, wrote:
I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



Dora


I use only silk covered cotton thread and it seems to help. This machine is annoying sometimes and very touchy I find. I also can never remember how to thread it because it is so difficult.
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Old June 10th 14, 09:31 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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Default Mega quilter problems

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:55:38 AM UTC-6, wrote:
I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



Dora


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Old June 10th 14, 09:33 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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On Tuesday, June 10, 2014 3:31:32 PM UTC-5, wrote:
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7:55:38 AM UTC-6, wrote:

I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks



I have used my mega quilter for many quilts but suddenly I have the same problem. the thread keeps breaking It is like it is getting snagged on something. It is very frustration. I do not know what to do. I will try the topstich needle.




Dora


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Old May 20th 16, 02:59 PM posted to rec.crafts.textiles.quilting
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Default Mega quilter problems

On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:55:38 AM UTC-8, wrote:
I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensions, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the thread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Dora


I also bought a used, well cared for Mega Quilter - owner is a friends, and I trust her in the fact she has had this machine serviced. I did a small project first, didn't have any problems ... now I've got a full size quilt on the frame and the thread keeps breaking. I've changed the needle, I'm using good quality thread ... I sew for just a few inches and thread breaks .... I'm going to check and make sure I put the bobbin in correctly. Best to all my quilter siblings. Lois.
 




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