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Posted on: 1/15/14 8:54 AM
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This tip is from the mouth of my Bernina tech. When it's time to change the thread on your sewing machine, never grab the spool and just pull the thread backwards through the tension disks. First, raise the presser foot, clip the thread at the spool and then pull the remaining thread through the needle toward you. If you pull the thread backwards, lint and other fuzzies can get caught in the tension disks. Some machines also have a little spring that can break.

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Geejay said... (4/10/14 7:38 AM) Reply
I have been doing this now for several years,when I bought my embroidery machine I was told never ever pull the thread back.cut and bring through the needle.. Great advice to share
Sew Good said... (3/21/14 10:13 AM) Reply
Thank you! Very good to know
irishagold said... (1/29/14 0:33 AM) Reply
I've heard about this technique and try to use it. Boy, it is so hard to break the old habit of pulling the thread out the old way.
cherilindsey said... (1/17/14 1:19 AM) Reply
They call it "flossing"
SandiMacD said... (1/16/14 8:39 PM) Reply
When I re-thread and don't have my scissors handy, I slip the upper spool thread into the cutter of my bobbin winder. If my machine doesn't have one, I lengthen the thread from the spool to the cutter on the side of my machine. Once passed through the cutter, I can pull the thread strand through the needle.
2 Airedales n Me said... (1/16/14 12:26 PM) Reply
Great tip - thank you.
ASiverson said... (1/16/14 12:09 PM) Reply
Pulling the thread back from the needle is how I always unthread my machine! But the tip you give above makes a lot more sense. I will have to start doing it that way now. TFS!
 
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