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help with free motion.

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Eileen Foster13/11/2019 16:31:06
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I am trying free motion but I have a problem. Some have the threads working well and the stitches are ok. p1090838.jpg

But on the next one I get pulled top thread through to the bottom. white is on the bottom with dark blue on the top.

What am I doing wrong? going to fast/changing direction too quickly/wrong tension.


Any advice gratefully accepted.

thanks in advance


Margaret S14/11/2019 12:19:02
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I don't do much fmq but it looks as if you might be moving the fabric a bit too fast, hence the big stitches. Also, some machines are fussy. Have you got the same weight thread top and bottom? It is quite a strong difference in colours between top and bottom so there is likely to be some show through. Don't worry about it and use a patterned backing fabric next time. It covers a multitude of 'sins'!


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