How to modify top thread supply, How to shirr and gather, Bab j w – SINGER XL100 Quantum User Manual
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Automatic Computer Controlled Thread Metering (tension) System
Insteadof a mechanical tension system, which controls thread by squeezing it between 2 discs, the XL-100 controls thread by
computer. An automatic computer controlled thread metering system delivers the precise amount of thread for each needle
penetration to create the optimal appearance of each stitch. This makes possible, perfectly balanced straight stitch, plus no
pucker blind hemming, two color patterns without changing thread, multicolored embroidery without changing bobbin thread, and
decorative top-stitching and cross stitching that simulate hand sewn. An override control allows individual modification for
Examples of Automatic Thread Metering:
Straight stitch: Upper and
bobbin thread join in middle.
Bobbin thread Fabric
Embroidery and decorative topstitch
patterns: Upper and bobbin thread
join on wrong side of fabric to
optimize top side appearance.
Fabric (Right side)
Two-color patterns: Upper and
bobbin thread join on right side
How to modify top thread supply.
Use thread meter override buttons to modify top thread supply (tension).
AUTO----------------- Indicates that thread
metering (tension) is
How to shirr and gather.
When shirring an armhole or skirt waist, or gathering cuffs or yokes, sew with a long thread length, then pull bobbin
thread by hand to gather material.