by stock 14 Feb 2020

I was told by the sewing machine shop,that you should never pull the thread back through the race, but cut it near the spool do any of you do this...wendy

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by pennyhal2 19 Feb 2020

Cutting at the spool is something I was told years ago. However, with the more sophisticated sewing machines nowadays, the tension disks are very sensitive and it is important to cut at the spool.

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pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 05 Mar 2020

Also, try pulling toliet paper up from the top instead of off the side. When you pull it up. it will put a twist in the paper. The same thing happens to thread when you pull a thread from a spool that is wound round instead of crosswise. Pull round spools from the side, crosswound spools from the top.

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by noah 15 Feb 2020

maybe so but i do it all wrong all the time lol

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by markus 15 Feb 2020

I do it all the time

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by stock 15 Feb 2020

thanks for all your answers, I'.m going to try

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by sewtired 14 Feb 2020

I didn't know that, but I guess it makes sense. Now to see just how hard it is to break old habits. Thanks for the info.

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

i'll say,

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by shirley124 14 Feb 2020

I have been told this as well but cannot seem to get in the habit. lol

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

me too

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by lidiad 14 Feb 2020

Yes, I cute the thread near the spool. Never mind that a piece of thread goes to the bin.
Hugs, Lidia

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

thanks

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by dragonflyer 14 Feb 2020

Yup, cut at the spool and pull through the bottom of the thread path....

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

thanks

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by tinfriend 14 Feb 2020

Yes I cut my thread at the thread spool and then pull the cut thread thru from the bottom end!
Bernina recommends pulling the thread out through the needle and not the other way because you can mess up the tension discs that control the thread feeding through the machine. Once you do it a few times, it becomes a habit. As to the small amount of wasted thread - it's a whole lot cheaper than having your machine repaired!x

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

I am going to try, hard when its automatic you just don't think

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by crafter2243 Moderator 14 Feb 2020

I was told that also and it makes perfect sense. However I am the odd one. I do not do either but unwind back. Kind of hard to explain.

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

sounds interesting

gramsbear by gramsbear 20 Feb 2020

I do the unwinding also! It is automatic for me... Hugs. Judy...

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by graceandham 14 Feb 2020

Yes, been told that. Protects the tensioners and pretensioners.

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

me too

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by clintonmiss22 14 Feb 2020

Yes, always.

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by rescuer Moderator 14 Feb 2020

I always do it. The little bit of thread is worth saving the tensioners on my machines. The longer bits I sometimes save for hand sewing.

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stock by stock 15 Feb 2020

hard to change after so many years

rachap by rachap 23 Feb 2020

Yes, I was told that way back when I got my first machine. Another hint is that you should be sure to have your presser foot UP. I think that releases any tension that might be holding the thread tight.

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