Grace Qnique longarms do not have thread cutters. But this is definitely not a problem if you know how to break thread properly with your longarm. Learn how in this new longarm quilting tutorial:
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How to Break Thread Step-by-Step
To break thread on a Grace Qnique longarm, which doesn't have a thread cutter, you'll follow these steps:
- Needle up to bring your needle out of your quilt.
- Push the longarm 3-4 inches away to spool out the bobbin a bit.
- Pull the longarm back to the last stitch you took.
- Needle down, needle up.
- Tug on your top thread, this will bring up a loop - that's your bobbin thread.
- Clip the top and bobbin thread, making sure to leave the thread tails long enough to tie off and bury.
- Push the longarm away 5-6 inches to suck the extra bobbin thread back through the quilt.
- Tie off and bury your thread tails securely in the middle layer of your quilt.
To Begin Your Next Line of Quilting
- Push the longarm spot you want to begin quilting.
- Needle down, needle up. Roll your longarm 1-2 inches away.
- Tug on your top thread to bring up a loop - that is your bobbin thread.
- Bring both thread tails up to the surface of the quilt.
- Needle down, needle up to take 2-3 stitches in the direction you're quilting (not in place or you will get a glob of thread).
- Begin quilting and stitch many beautiful designs, then break thread following the directions above.
That's it! It may seem complicated at first, but these steps will quickly become a habit as you quilt more quilts. Learn more about Grace Qnique longarms right here.