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Tension issue I am trying to set the correct tension and stich length so I can quilt using my new feed foot.  I normally have a tension of about 4 or 3, and a length of 2.  Quilting requires the stitches to be longer...so as I set my stitch length to 3, the back of the fabric now is covered in ugly loops.  Then I try to compensate by putting the tension tighter to say a 1, and the loops are still there.  I tried tightening my bobbin and it has not helped.  Please help me.

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If you set the tension from 3of 4 to 1 you actually lowered the tension. To increase the tension you must set the tension to 6 or higher. Be carefull not the set the bobbin case tension to tight as this will also have negative results

If suggest the following: First lower the bobbin case tension, half a turn. Then increase the top tension to 6 and see if there is any difference.

If you do this systematically you should rectify your problem.

Good Luck

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