Rorlady, Glad to know the squeak went away! Mom is right about the Janome bobbins liking to be full, If the bobbin begins to wobble and chatter, I know it is low. Instead of throwing that thread away, I take the whole bobbin and place it on the spool spindle and use up the rest of the thread when I am peicing small parts of a block. That way, when I run out of thread, I won't be in the middle of a seam.
Nmsew, Eyelashes on the back of a quilt are those funny looking stitches where the top thread is being pulled to the underside of the quilt. They show especially when rounding corners of free motion quilting. It occurs when the bobbin tension is too tight and when moving the quilt to form a loop or tight curve and doing so too quickly. The blue marked bobbin holder for FMQ'ing was designed to address this problem. It has a lower tension setting than the standard bobbin holder.
Janome MC6600, Bernina 240, Juki MO735 serger, 1948 221-1, 1951 201-2
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