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Posted: 10 March 2014 at 6 a.m.

Girl Skipping

Our first responsibility at Superior Threads is to help you in all your sewing, quilting, and embroidering endeavors.  We want to see you succeed.  We want you to enjoy the process of creating. We want you to have the knowledge and understanding of how to use your machine to its fullest.

We have developed a process for doing this.

We do our best to never skip out on our customer service, or skip out on making the best-quality products.

One area of we never want to see any skipping, is in our stitches.

Luckily, there is a simple explanation and easy fix for skipped stitches:

  1. Be sure you’re using the correct needle for your top thread. Using the proper needle size will alleviate many problems! 
  2. Dull/bad needles can affect your stitch quality. Try swapping out your current needle for a new needle.
  3. Ease off the pedal! Slowing down your speed can help reduce skipped stitches.

We recommend using Superior Topstitch needles because they stay sharper 5-8 times longer than a regular nickel or chrome-plated needle.  Look at the difference of wear on a titanium-coated needle vs chrome-plated needle.

Superior's Topstitch Needles, titanium-coated

If you’ve tried all these and you’re still skipping stitches, it may be time to skip on over to your dealer to have your machine serviced.

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  • 5. Paula Dalby (15 March 2014 at 5:54 p.m.)

    I haven't noticed this with Superior Threads, but I have noticed it with other threads. If you are having problems with skipping stitches, try turning your spool of thread over. Sometimes the way the thread was wrapped (called the warp) can actually cause this. Again, I have never had this problem with Superior Threads, but I have actually had this fix my skipped stitches problem with other brands of thread.
  • 4. Pamela (11 March 2014 at 1:42 p.m.)

    About to start a quilting project on my Tinlizzie Longarm 18 - the fabric is a silk blend (a panel) - can you recommend a thread and a needle?
  • 3. Celeste @ Superior Threads (10 March 2014 at 12:39 p.m.)

    Marilyn, As you know, the Cuddle fabric is very stretchy. Try using a walking foot as you sew Cuddle. The skipped stitches could be a result of stretching the fabric or not allowing the machine to pull the fabric through. Please see the following link with tips for sewing with cuddle fabric:
  • 2. Marilyn Wooton (10 March 2014 at 10:19 a.m.)

    Tried all you suggested,even changing thread, still get skipped stitches on the Cuddle fabric scarf (Superior University project. Admittedly, my Pfaff Performance 5 machine has had problems before.
  • 1. Ann (10 March 2014 at 8:07 a.m.)

    Haha cute post and informative, just what I love about Superior Threads. Thanks!

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