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Created On: 10/27/2007 08:08 AM
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 10/27/2007 08:08 AM
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Beth

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When paper piecing on my 6600, the thread tension is always off. I've adjusted the tension all the way to 0, but the bobbin thread still appears on top. Would a different foot help? Has anyone else done paper piece quilts on this machine?
 10/31/2007 09:50 PM
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Warbler

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I thin you need to adjust the bobbin tension not the thread tension.

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 10/12/2010 11:02 AM
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TeeJay

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Hello Warbler -
I found this older post of yours on the thread tension topic that I would love to solve. When you adjust upper/needle thread tension on a Janome, should the presser foot be in up, or down, position? I understand that on many machines, the presser foot position while you are increasing or decreasing tension matters (usually in the down position). I have been trying the 7700 at area Janome dealers, and cannot get a good balance. I realize that perhaps there is a prescribed procedure for the Horizon. I'm also going to test a 6600P for upper thread tension adjustment. The problem has mainly been evident with FMQ, and I haven't yet used the blue dot bobbin case.
Thank you -
TeeJay

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TeeJay
Singer 66, 99, 15-91s, 221s, 222, 301, 401s, 500; Kenmore 1803, Necchi BU, and ready for a Janome
 10/14/2010 08:43 AM
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TeeJay

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This is an update to my own previous post on thread tension - after visiting yet another dealer to try the Horizon. This most helpful dealer assisted, making sure I followed guidelines in the manual, and noting procedures he had learned in his Janome training. Noting my concerns, the dealer put two very different thread colors on top and bottom so I could clearly see the thread tension results. This was the first Horizon machine I tried which, using the top thread tension dial, had beautiful stitches with perfect thread tension during FMQ. It made no difference if we adjusted tension with the presser foot up or down. I wish I had checked the serial number, or the "made in" country, so I could be sure to have the same results when I purchase my Horizon. Unfortunately, this wonderful Janome dealer is 2-1/2 hours from my home!

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TeeJay
Singer 66, 99, 15-91s, 221s, 222, 301, 401s, 500; Kenmore 1803, Necchi BU, and ready for a Janome
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