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    I’m quilting the white squares on a quilt where the back is navy. I’m trying to use navy for the back thread & white for the front, but the back keeps pulling through. In the picture below, I did the top third with a 90/14 needle, and it got better when I switched to a 75/11 needle, but you can still see the navy thread peeking through occasionally. I’ve thought of playing around with the tension; is there anything else you can think of that could help solve this issue?
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    #2
    i did that on one reversible quilt. the navy back border showed a tiny bit of white thread from the quilting on the other side. i happened to like it. I do so hate changing tensions but that may be what you need to do.

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      #3
      It looks like your upper tension is way too tight
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        #4
        Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
        It looks like your upper tension is way too tight
        Agree that loosening the top tension would be the first step. Make a sandwich with the same material & batting and loosen it gradually and check the back to make sure none of the white top thread is peeking through. Sometimes you won't be able to get it perfectly adjusted ... but get the tension as best you can. Sometimes the problem will not be as noticeable after the first wash & dry.

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          #5
          image_120002.jpg Maybe this will help
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            #6
            I agree with adjusting the top tension. If you can't get the tension perfect a light, or even medium gray on the backing would be less noticeable.

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              #7
              Depending on your machine you may be able to adjust the bobbin tension. As mentioned loosening the top my help but... I or no one else I know has ever gotten satisfactory results using different colored threads top and bottom. Commercial longarmers always use the same color front and back for a reason. Hope this helps.
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                #8
                Thanks for all the advice. I played around with the tension, but it’s as good as I can get it. I’m pretty sure I’ve been told before to only use matching thread, but had completely forgotten, so it was good to have the reminder that even the pros have some amount of thread pull-through.

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