Mega quilter problems

I recently purchased a used, but almost new, Viking mega quilter. It is ski
pping 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 thr
ead 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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doranda93
Den 20-11-2013 14:55, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com skrev:
Did you change the needle? And the thread? (some thread is just weird)
Hanne in DK
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Hanne in DK
In article , snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says...
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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Patricia Storey
I got some of those topstitch needles and quilting with them so far has gone very well. Worth a try. Taria
In article , snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says...
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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Taria
I have had a Mega Quilter for a few years and despite going back to the mak er for new tension unit and a service, I cannot get it to sew reliably, par ticularly free machine quilting. To be honest I have given up and am starti ng to hand quilt if I want a pattern. It takes longer but it's not as frus trating. 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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Jo Pender
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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. Th e sewing machine lady at Joann's is usually very helpful.
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bastropwardbulletin
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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 t o thread it because it is so difficult.
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nancykayquilts
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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semrowjean
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skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tens ions, 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 quil ting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
problem. the thread keeps breaking It is like it is getting snagged on some thing. It is very frustration. I do not know what to do. I will try the top stich needle.
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semrowjean
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:55:38 AM UTC-8, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrot e:
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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 u sing 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 t o all my quilter siblings. Lois.
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loish3118
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I am just looking at a six year old machine approx. with frame but have no idea what price it should be. Asking 3500.00. I love Husqvarna and have tw o other machines but not a long arm. Can anyone give me an idea if that wo uld be a good buy and how long do these machines last? It has not been ser viced but she says it works great. HELP please
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llakeg
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skipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tens ions, 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 quil ting, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
nd I trust her in the fact she has had this machine serviced. I did a smal l project first, didn't have any problems ... now I've got a full size quil t 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 break s ... I'm going to check and make sure I put the bobbin in correctly. Best to all my quilter siblings. Lois.
I am just looking at this machine about six years old with frame but have n o idea how much is a good price
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llakeg
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
I am looking at a six year old machine with frame that they are asking 3500 .00 for. I have no idea if that is good or not. since you have recently p urchased a used machine can you offer any advise?
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llakeg
Hello Dora, Take your machine in to an authorized dealer and get it serviced. My machine is touchy and have to use the same thread on top as in the bobbin. There is also a place on most bobbins that you can adjust the tension too. Sandy$
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sandydollar2015
On Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 9:41:20 AM UTC-5, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wro te:
y machine is touchy and have to use the same thread on top as in the bobbin . There is also a place on most bobbins that you can adjust the tension to o.
I Have a mega quuilter and I am having the same problems. What thread to you recommend. Also it was mentioned in an earlier about shredding the th read. What causes that. I want to have fun and feel I am reinventing the machine everytime I load something. I try a scrap quilt adjust Think OK g ood then load a small quilt and all the same troubles again even just putti ng in a new bobbin. HELP
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dthrasher
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 7:55:38 AM UTC-6, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrot e:
kipping stitches and the thread keeps breaking. I have adjusted both tensio ns, and re-threaded, adjust the frame,it sews good for a minute, then the t hread breaks or skips stitches. It is driving me crazy...I am new to quilti ng, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
Dora,
In my case, the "skipped stitches" problem turned out to be a bad X-axis en coder. I spent several weeks troubleshooting ours, and it now works perfect ly!
The problem was that the encoder would stop turning for a fraction of a sec ond. The fix included:
1. Replace the X-axis encoder with a new one, and 2. Add spring-loaded assist to each encoder.
NO problems since!
I blogged about this issue in several articles on my Learning to Quilt blog :
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Al
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Al Navas
Donna,
I have pretty much switched to Superior Threads, as they are strong, and wo nderful for quilting. I always recommend you look at their Thread Chart, an d select from it:
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King Tut, Fantastico, and So Fine! have all done extremely well, and have p erformed best, with very little lint.
When using a new bobbin I always adjust the tension - every time! And I che ck that the tension is balanced between the topstitch and bobbin. If thread s are shredding, it could be the result of several things, such as a rough spot along the thread feed areas. Or it could be caused by "skipped stitche s".
Polyester is what I now use for most quilting, both topstitch and bobbin.
Al
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My machine is touchy and have to use the same thread on top as in the bobb in. There is also a place on most bobbins that you can adjust the tension too.
to you recommend. Also it was mentioned in an earlier about shredding the thread. What causes that. I want to have fun and feel I am reinventing th e machine everytime I load something. I try a scrap quilt adjust Think OK good then load a small quilt and all the same troubles again even just put ting in a new bobbin. HELP
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Al Navas
When I quilt or sew with my machine OFF of the frame it works perfect. When I try to use it on the frame my thread breaks. I've cleaned, oiled, new needle etc. Doesn't make sense why is works off the frame.
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lindabquiltin
I had same issues. I even brought it into my dealer twice and they found n othing wrong with it. I finally realized that I had missed the very last th read guide right near the needle. I had been doing this since I've got the machine. Once I found that thread guide it kept the thread straight and hav en't had an issue since. so simple once you know the answer. Good luck!
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