Tension Gauge

$58.99$59.99

Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

Using the Tension Gauge:

  1. Remove the bobbin case from your machine, making sure the bobbin thread is out of the thread slot. Then place your bobbin case with the bobbin in it into the gauge slot. Snap the bobbin case into place.

  2. Wind your bobbin thread around the two pulley wheels then around the plastic hook end on your tension gauge.

  3. Pull your thread slowly, paying attention to the reading on the gauge. You are looking for a correct bobbin tension between 180 to 220 grams (up to 250 grams when embroidering caps).

    • Note: If your gauge is shown in units of 10’s, the correct bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams.

  1. If you are out of the 180-220 gram range, turn your bobbin case spring tension screw to tighten or loosen to get back into range.

Note: Before using the Tension Gauge, make sure your bobbin case is clean. The gauge needle should provide a steady reading. If you see the gauge needle giving a bouncing or erratic reading you could have a dirty or defective bobbin case
Tip: Slide a business card back and forth under the bobbin tension spring to clear any dirt.

After adjusting your bobbin case tension, give it a test run.

  1. First run a fill stitch test pattern.

  2. See any top stitch looping? Tighten the main upper tension knob slightly until the looping disappears (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

  3. Ideal thread tension for satin stitches should reveal 1/3 bobbin and 2/3 top thread color on the underside of the embroidery.

Note: Too much bobbin showing on the underside and/or showing on the topside usually means either the bobbin tension is too loose or the top thread tension is too tight.

Part Number: 400TM3 (size M) and 400TM1 (size L)

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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.
Two-thread overlocking or flatlock can be sewn with a 3/4-thread overlock sewing machine.This table is used for free-motion sewing when the sewing machine is positioned longitudinally. Table Dimensions are: 32" wide and 24" long.
  • THIS PRODUCT IS NON-RETURNABLE.
  • We recommend THIS FOOT for this table.
Works with Juki TL machines such as:
  • Juki TL models include Juki TL-18QVP Haruka, Juki TL-15, Juki TL-2020PE, Juki TL-2010, Juki TL-2010Q, Juki TL-2000Q, Juki TL-2000QI, Juki TL-98, Juki TL-2200QVP Mini sewing machines.
This presser foot is used to sew blind hem stitching, decorative flatlock or pintucks.This presser foot is used for sewing on nylon thread or wire for crafts.This guide is used for sewing parallel rows of stitching that are equally spaced.
  • Juki TL models include Juki TL 2010, Juki TL15, Juki TL2010Q, Juki TL2200, Juki TL2000Q, Juki TL 2000QI, Juki TL98, Juki TL18 Haruka, Juki TL2020PE, Juki 2200QVP Mini sewing machines.
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Take the guessing out of your tension with the TOWA Tension Gauge. Perfect for embroiderers, the bobbin tension gauge consistently measures and sets accurate embroidery bobbin case tension every time. The tension gauge helps eliminate the bobbin thread from poking into the top stitches, prevents the top stitches from looping, and prevents those dreaded thread breaks. With no set up required, the TOWA tension gauge is ready to use right out of the box. The size M is recommended for longarm machines and the size L is recommended for the TL machines.

Using the Tension Gauge:

  1. Remove the bobbin case from your machine, making sure the bobbin thread is out of the thread slot. Then place your bobbin case with the bobbin in it into the gauge slot. Snap the bobbin case into place.

  2. Wind your bobbin thread around the two pulley wheels then around the plastic hook end on your tension gauge.

  3. Pull your thread slowly, paying attention to the reading on the gauge. You are looking for a correct bobbin tension between 180 to 220 grams (up to 250 grams when embroidering caps).

    • Note: If your gauge is shown in units of 10’s, the correct bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams.

  1. If you are out of the 180-220 gram range, turn your bobbin case spring tension screw to tighten or loosen to get back into range.

Note: Before using the Tension Gauge, make sure your bobbin case is clean. The gauge needle should provide a steady reading. If you see the gauge needle giving a bouncing or erratic reading you could have a dirty or defective bobbin case Tip: Slide a business card back and forth under the bobbin tension spring to clear any dirt.

After adjusting your bobbin case tension, give it a test run.

  1. First run a fill stitch test pattern.

  2. See any top stitch looping? Tighten the main upper tension knob slightly until the looping disappears (looping can also occur if your bobbin tension is too tight).

  3. Ideal thread tension for satin stitches should reveal 1/3 bobbin and 2/3 top thread color on the underside of the embroidery.

Note: Too much bobbin showing on the underside and/or showing on the topside usually means either the bobbin tension is too loose or the top thread tension is too tight.

Part Number: 400TM3 (size M) and 400TM1 (size L)

Two-thread overlocking or flatlock can be sewn with a 3/4-thread overlock sewing machine.
  • By covering the upper looper, you can sew with only two threads (lower looper thread and needle thread). Although two pieces of fabric cannot be sewn together, you can easily sew overlocking with two threads.
Part Number: A98256340A0 and A91307770A0

This table is used for free-motion sewing when the sewing machine is positioned longitudinally.

  • This auxiliary table for free-motion quilting  ( FMQ ) is transparent, making it easy to see under the work surface.

  • It is also perfect for use with the quilting foot side open toe.

  • Table is only for Juki TL sewing machines.

  • THIS PRODUCT IS NON RETURNABLE.

Works with Juki TL machines such as:

  • Juki TL models include Juki TL-18QVP Haruka, Juki TL-15, Juki TL-2020PE, Juki TL-2010, Juki TL-2010Q, Juki TL-2000Q, Juki TL-2000QI, Juki TL-98, Juki TL-2200QVP Mini sewing machines.

Part Number: J-2000TABLE

This presser foot is used to sew blind hem stitching, decorative flatlock or pin-tucks.

  • This presser foot can be used with either the right or the left needle and has a guide plate that can be moved within a wide range.

  • Since the seam width can be adjusted, this presser foot is also useful for decorating by sewing along a folded edge with decorative flatlock or with roll hem (pin-tuck) stitches.

Series & Part Number

  • MO-2800: 40149058

  • MO-1000: 40149058

  • MO-735: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO-114D/104D: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO-655: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO654DE/MO-644: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO-623: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO-50e: 40131946

  • MO-80CB: 40131946

  • MO-1200QVP: A9521-634-0A0A

  • MO-2000QVP: 40149058

This presser foot is used for sewing on nylon thread or wire for crafts.

  • Hook the nylon thread or wire on the two gimp guides before sewing. This will give tension to fabric edges, such as on frills, and prevent them from collapsing.

Series & Part Number

  • MO-2800: 40138099
  • MO-1000: 40138099
  • MO-735: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-114D/104D: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-655: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO654DE/MO-644: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-623: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-1200QVP: A9820-655-0A0A
  • MO-2000QVP: 40138099

This guide is used for sewing parallel rows of stitching that are equally spaced.

  • This guide, installed on either side of the needle, can be used for stitching on either the left or the right side.

  • With marks on the guide bar at a 1/5" (5 mm) spacing, this guide can be moved as far as 2.32" (60 mm) to the left or right side of the needle.

  • Juki TL models include Juki TL 2010, Juki TL15, Juki TL2010Q, Juki TL2200, Juki TL2000Q, Juki TL 2000QI, Juki TL98, Juki TL18 Haruka, Juki TL2020PE, Juki 2200QVP Mini sewing machines.

Part Number: 40171424

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