Stitch getting hung up, fabric loose on hoop

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I received the Husqvarna Viking Iris 600 as a gift 8 years ago, and I'm onl=
y now beginning to really use it. =20

The ready-to-go embroidery cards, which I plug directly into my machine, se=
em to work fine, at least electronically.  But today when I tried out one o=
f the designs, the stitching started out fine but then started to get slopp=
y and the needle seemed to get stuck in one section of the fabric and would=
n't move on. =20

The tension and stitch length were all set to normal.  When I took it off t=
he machine, I noticed the fabric wasn't taut on the hoop.  It seems it had =
loosened the fabric as it stitched.  How do you combat this?

And, is there any other reason it might be doing this, besides the loosenin=
g fabric?

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