Thread breakage

April 4, 2023

We’ve all experienced the dreaded thread break right in the middle of quilting – or even worse – multiple breaks. It’s a terribly frustrating occurrence and can throw you off your game.

We’ve pulled together some of our most popular blog posts about thread breakage, so you have a one-stop-shop to learn about why your thread is breaking, how to resolve the problem and our recommended actions to take in preventing it.

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Why is my thread breaking

The first step in resolving thread breakage is to understand why it is happening. This blog posts lists the different causes for thread breakage along with solutions: Why is my thread breaking?

Step-by-step process for thread breakage problems

Another great resource to finding the right answer is to use our step-by-step process to eliminate the obvious suspects instead of trying a shotgun approach. Take a look at our step-by-step process in resolving your thread breakage issue: Step-by-step process for thread breakage problems

Taming thread woes

If you’re still encountering thread breakage, here are a few more things to try that will help narrow down the trouble so you can be up and running again in no time: Taming thread woes

Best threads to use in APQS machines

If all else fails, it’s time to consider the thread that you’re using. Thread shred, breakage, fuzzing, lint, and poor tension are all reasons to wonder if the thread you are purchasing at the quilt shop is the right choice for your machine and your project. This article explains the best ways to determine if the thread you’re using is right for you: Best threads to use in APQS machines

Tips for using specialty threads - different kinds of specialty threads

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