About a week ago, I started having thread breaks whenever I stitched (or Pro-Stitcher stitched) right to left. I'm not talking about long distances, just like the top curve of a Baptist Fan pattern, for instance. So I can successfully finish a quilt only if I pick a pattern that doesn't ever go right to left more than a couple inches.
I've tried all the normal stuff - new needles, cleaning, oiling, new thread. Now I'm using a completely different brand of thread and still have the problem. I can see what is happening. After stitching for a short distance from right to left, the thread is becoming twisted. If I then stitch for a distance going to the right, it corrects.
When this happens, the thread is perfectly fine heading into the tension discs and pretty twisted when it comes out. At least that is what it looks like, but maybe it's twisting up somewhere else and just backing up to the tension discs. By, twisted I mean if you pull the thread out and then let it go, it curls up on itself.
Could this be a timing problem? I'm aware that longarms are meant to stitch by and large from left to right, but this is something different.
Thanks for any help you can give!
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