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What Causes Eyelashes?

Posted: 31 August 2015 at 6 a.m.

Eyelashes are no fun!

Are your stitches pulling strangely making eyelashes?  Eyelashes occur when the tension settings between the bobbin thread and top thread are unbalanced and/or you are sewing on a curve too fast.

To remedy eyelashes, work to balance the tension between top and bobbin threads.  We recommend first adjusting the top tension before adjusting bobbin tension.  If you are seeing eyelashes especially heavy on curves or circles, slow down your speed.

We hope that this blog post is totally useless and that you never experience eyelashes in your quilts!

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  • 2. Brendajos (21 April 2017 at 11:29 a.m.)

    I do free motion on my home machine. Do I need to slow moving the fabric or the machine speed? Or both?
  • 1. Susan (31 August 2015 at 6:28 p.m.)

    I just had this happen to the back of my quilt and didn't know why. Now I do and can correct it. Thanks so much

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