Question about Brother Sewing Machines
I find sweet spot & get tension right, start a project, but when I rewind more bobbins/re-thread machine, I cant get it right. Using Brother Free Motion Quilt Foot SA129, new 100% cotton mach quilt thread, & new quilt needle. Any ideas???
The PC8500 does not do free motion well because of its tension design, it is not you.It was one of he earlier machines to set tension by the thickness of the fabric. If you really want to do free motion then it is time for a different machine.
Posted on Sep 12, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure your are lowering the pressure foot first before you start sewing. With the free motion foot, you still have to lower the pressure foot, this allows tension to be put on the top thread and allows the foot to work properly (when the needle goes down so should the foot and when the needle comes up it should lift the foot up.)
Also make sure your tensions are in a middle setting and that you are threading the machine with the pressure foot up.
The way to insure you will not get your problem is with the foot up, you should be able to pull the thread easily right before the eye of the needle and when you put the foot down you should then feel a fair bit of tension on the top thread.
hope that helps :)
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
do you have this problem when doing regular sewing? if you do then the tension dial may be going bad & would have to be replaced
Posted on Mar 14, 2012
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