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That would be the rippit party that is.  :o(  I've been working on the LA and wanting to get another quilt top done.  Early on in this project the other half who shall forever now be nameless, made the remark that the backtracking really stood out on quilt.  Well that would be because of the thread.  I'm not perfect at the back tracking part of this quilting mostly because my Tin Lizzie stand has rails instead of tracks.  I've described this before as being loose as a goose when trying to quilt.  Sooooo after a few rows, being the one with the bright idea of changing threads, did so and adjusted the tension for the thread.  I worked a couple of rows and started noticing on the take up roller places where the thread was bunching up. At first it was only in a couple of places and I figured it was me trying to move faster than the machine wanted to go.  Not a big problem, I could rip those out and redo that area.  Then came the loops.  Don't ask me how those happened I have no idea what brought that on.  The more I looked the worse it looked. 

The quilt is now off the machine and awaiting the seam ripper.  That will be a project in itself as I was 3/4 of the way through the quilt.

Time for a new project and a large order of connecting threads threads. (This wasn't happening with the CT thread, only with the superior threads.)

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Comment by Barbara Graham on October 16, 2014 at 9:52am

So sorry Kathy. I could bring my Body Quilt with the funky tension on the back and reverse quilt along with you and Joleen.

Comment by JB on October 15, 2014 at 6:27pm
Kathy, I sympathize...I too have ripping to do. Not as much as you but any amount is too much. Joleen
Comment by Donna Sykes on October 14, 2014 at 8:37pm

How disappointing. You need to host an "Unquilting Bee". Too bad we all can't just get together and get it done. I hope you can figure out your tension problem. There's nothing more frustrating.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on October 14, 2014 at 3:27pm

Ooooh, unsewing is so not fun, but oh so necessary at times.  Put on a good movie while you work on it.  Some machines seem to do better with one thread over another.  I've used a lot of CT and still do, but I'm mostly using Superior now.  Both are great products, as long as our machine is happy with them.

Comment by Roxann on October 14, 2014 at 2:24pm

NOTHING worse than tension issues!!  SO frustrating.  When my LA gets loops on the back it's usually my top tension is too loose.  I know all LA's are different, and there are a million video's trying to help with tension issues.  Keep at it you will figure it out!  Good luck!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on October 14, 2014 at 11:13am

Frustrating, I know!

Comment by Irene Gallway on October 14, 2014 at 10:59am

I wish I could be there to help you "unstitch". I hold the title of "Queen of the rippers here in our sewing  club so that title might give you an idea of how much ripping I do. lol

Comment by Pam/NY on October 13, 2014 at 6:40pm

This tension thing is causing a lot of tension! That just ruins a great project...

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