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Thread skipping
  • I am almost all the way done with a full size quilt and suddenly I am getting skipped stitches. I have done a diagnostic test for Y motion and it passes. I feel like the tension is correct and the machine is properly threaded. Any ideas on what could be suddenly be causing this would be greatly appreciated!
  • Did you try changing the needle? It's one of the things that can go wrong partway through a project.
  • No, I haven't changed the needle, I will try it. Thanks!
  • May I chime in? I've had my Avante a few months and never had a problem until recently. Had a needle break and lodge in the bobbin case. This was removed and machine retimed by dealer/tech John. I've been away and now trying to quilt and any little curl to the left (from right to left) is skipping stitches. Did the whole deal clean-oil-thread-bobbin-tensions- sandwich- and adjusted needle as far as 5 isn and I'm still skipping stitches. Timing issue?
  • Dear TLS,
    Sorry about the issue of skipped stitches. Just as Marciabobarcia has stated you will want to try a new needle. Make sure your needle is in all the way. If that doesn't fix the skipped stitches, rotate your needle to 6:30, (6:00 being the way you normally put it in). Rotate it to your left as you are looking at the needle.
    If you continue having skipped stitches please give us a call.
    1-877-697-8458, 8 am-5 pm MDT.

    Good luck,

    Angie Balling
    Handi Quilter
    Studio Educator
  • Tried rotating needle with no luck. I am thinking I may have a timing issue.