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    #16
    Re: Once again I need your help......

    Thanks for sharing. Needle position is something I hadn't considered. I thought everyone had their needle on center when using a walking foot.
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      #17
      Re: Once again I need your help......

      I'm not sure anyone answered your question about the needle. I use Top Stitch 90-14 quilting needles when working on quilt sandwiches. The eye of the needle is larger & allows the thread to move through more easily. I usually use 40 wt. quilting thread when quilting either on my DSM or my LA. But it's ok to use 50; it works, too. Some folks do finer quilting work with 60 wt. thread, which I have never done, but I watched a video on YouTube by someone who was quilting feathers. I know some quilters use a dif. wt. thread in the bobbin than on the top, but I've always used the same wt. & type of thread both on top & bottom.

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        #18
        Re: Once again I need your help......

        Straight line quilting is my go-to rescue for almost all my quilts. The walking foot is my friend and I am sure I have a FMQ foot but don't ask me where. Unless the machine has an in-built stitch regulator, some stitches will be shorter and some longer. I don't sweat too much over that. However, when you say you that you can stick your thumb into it, makes me think that you may be skipping stitches. I have had this problem in the past. Two things to do - switch to a new 90/14 needle and increase the pressure of the presser foot. Hope that works.
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          #19
          Re: Once again I need your help......

          Some times the simplest solution is the answer. I am sure you did this but if you did not remove the bobbin, make sure the thread is tight and re install it. Then re-thread the machine. I use rubber palm gloves when doing this since they allow me to keep the fabric moving with the needle.
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