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Tension Help Please.

edited August 2013 in Ask An HQ Expert
Will be making my second payment soon on my new Avante, and haven't been able to quilt yet. My dealer has work with me, I have read and watch every video possible to no avail. I would buy the gauges that are available by Superior Threads, if I thought it would help. My stitch looks like an embroidery outline stitch, it's not straight. Things were fine until I changed my thread so I could start my first quilt. I could send you a picture if that would help. Sure would like to enjoy my new machine.


  • QuiltingMary,

    I am sorry that you are having problems with your stitching. It sounds like a tension issue but we could have a better idea if you could send a picture.

    Please let us know what thread you are using. Sometimes if you are using a thicker thread it does look different.

    Please send the pictures to

    Thank you,

    Cheryl Duncan
    Handi Quilter Studio Educator
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