Why does embroidery thread keep breaking?

Why does my DMC thread keep breaking?

Thread breaks are usually caused by tension issues, thread path interference, old thread or poor digitizing. Thread frays have more to do with burrs and nicks in the thread path.

What can cause the thread to break?

Here are different causes for thread breakage, along with solutions:

  • Improper threading. …
  • Incorrect or damaged needle. …
  • Bad thread. …
  • Old Thread. …
  • Upper tension is too tight. …
  • Bobbin tension is too tight. …
  • Burrs on the hook assembly. …
  • Burrs on the needle plate.

What tension should I use for thin fabric?

Use size 70/10 for really thin cotton like voile, size 80/12 for light to medium weight cotton, and 90/14 for thick cotton like denim.

What tension should I use for cotton?

Cotton requires a moderate tension setting, usually between three and four.

Why does my thread keep breaking when I am free motion quilting?

Adjust the bobbin tension as well to fine-tune your stitches. Many times thread breaks simply because the tension settings are too tight for the thread. Starting from the “loose side of things” and tightening the tension produces better results than to try and work backwards from a “too tight” setting.

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What is the remedy when the upper thread breaks?

Remedies: Check the threading order and thread correctly. Adjust the tension disc. Replace blunt or bent needles.

What thread tension should I use for polyester?

Polyester threads require higher tensions than Rayon. Polyester tensions 120 to 150 grams. Rayon tensions 100 to 120 grams. Adjust your machine main tension knob until you get the desired reading.

When should you increase thread tension?

Needle thread tension is too loose

The needle thread needs to be tightened if the stitching thread shows loops on the underside. On the other hand if the needle thread is too tight, it will pull up the bobbin thread and also show it on the topside.