Embroidery machine HELP holes

c-venturaJune 1, 2013

So I bought these walmart shirts to embroider my company logo on. First of all the thread kept on breaking and there was holes around the thread on the fabric. What should I do to fix this? I put in a new needle and I'm using a cut away medium stabilizer. Do you think it could be my thread?

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c-ventura

I forgot to mention I have a brother pe 500. any advise will be very helpful.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 12:51PM
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dancingirl_gw

Are they knit T-shirts? If so, you will do a more professional job if you use iron on stabilizer. This keeps the knit from stretching. If not knit, I'm not understanding "holes around the thread"
Re thread breaking..if it is not old thread, I think you might get better results by putting some distance between the spool and the threading path. I wonder if it is getting wound round the thread holder? I heard a cute solution the other day where the embroiderer ran her thread thru a hook in the ceiling (where a hanging plant had been--just because it was there. Other than these possibilities, I can only surmise a burr on the bobbin case, or on the needle plate to cause the thread to fray & break. To be sure the prob is not in your tension disks, work a piece of dental floss back & forth thru the thread path. Hope you find your answer--those machines can sure cause a lot of frustration, BUT a lot of enjoyment too.

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 5:02PM
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dancingirl_gw

sorry--I posted twice!

This post was edited by dancingirl on Sat, Jun 1, 13 at 17:05

    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 5:03PM
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