I was off skiing last week in the French Alps. It was SPECTACULAR, but I missed my sewing machine. As soon as I returned home, I was itching to start quilting my Community Quilt.
I had 45 minutes of gorgeous quilting, but then started to hear grinding. That's never good. Being the idiot that I am, I continued on with the line I had already started. When I flipped it over, I found this:
What?!?!? What is that? The top looks just fine. Nice even stitches. On the underside I have these huge loops. What are they? What is making them? How do I make it stop?
You can even see the row I did right before this nasty one. Nice, pert little stitches.
I googled it, as we all would. The few references I could find say that it's a result of the bobbin not being threaded properly. So, I ripped all of the thread out of the bobbin, rewound it and tried it again. For good measure, I cleaned the lint out of the bobbin case and under the throat plate.
But still, I have nasty loops (and now a lot of unpicking to do....)! Now you can see the bobbin thread is even breaking a bit in the red sections.
Can anyone tell me what is making my machine to this when it was completely fine the row before? How do I fix this? Help, guys!
(PS: I am so sorry for the dark photos...took them in desperation at 9PM at night. Never a good idea...)