Using a Tension Gauge in conjunction with Superior's Longarm Machine Tension Guides will give you a numerical value for proper tension settings. Recommended for all longarm machines.
Top Tension Pro - (View Video & Instructions)
The new electronic Superior Top Tension Pro measures the exact amount of top tension applied by the tension knob. Adjust the top and bobbin tension to achieve the perfect stitch, then measure and record the top tension number using the Top Tension Pro. When you use the same thread combination again, quickly refer to your notes, set the top tension to that number, and you’ll be back quilting with the proper tension in no time. This gauge takes the guess work out of adjusting the tension every time you change thread.
TOWA Bobbin Tension Gauge
The TOWA Bobbin Tension Gauge is designed for mid-arm and longarm machines. Measures bobbin thread tension for ideal stitch quality. Recommended settings are available on our Tension Guides for Longarm Machines. The TOWA Bobbin Tension Gauge makes it very easy to adjust bobbin tension by giving a numerical range to how tight or loose the tension is in a bobbin case.