TNT – Threads, Needles, Tension with Handi Quilter

| The Quilters’ Community | Episode 26

Cheryl Duncan discusses tension adjustment, needle size and thread. For more information on the Quilters’ Community check out Quilter’! Watch more episodes at!


  1. Excellent video. I would like to see more on longarm basics.

    Betsy, 2 years ago Reply

  2. Very informative. However, my manuals say the bobbin should NOT lift out of your hand. I had an HQ 16, and now have a Babylock Jewel, also made by Handiquilter. Why the difference? I have pretty good tension setting skills, but will try Cheryl’s method and see what happens.

    Cheri Fleming, 2 years ago Reply

  3. This was very helpful. I would love to see more videos on basics. Reminders of what we think we already know can be very useful!

    Sandi, 2 years ago Reply

  4. excellent video really like more information on longarm sewing

    joann bartesch, 2 years ago Reply

    • Joann we have an entire series devoted to longarm quilting on Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show. There’s a new show every month!

      jdavis, 2 years ago Reply

  5. I am always amazed at how simple it looks but not so when you begin. I like the tip on setting the bobbin thread and then make the changes on the top tension. Wish close ups on the samples were a little clearer. Thanks

    Pamela Langdon, 2 years ago Reply

  6. Very informative.

    Donna, 2 years ago Reply

  7. I have a Janome and there is no separate bobbin case. How do I know to make adjustments?

    Shyrlee, 1 year ago Reply

Post Your Comment

Connect With Us

Sign up for our newsletter and stay up to date with everything on, including tips, tricks and updates on new video releases.

Or find us online and stay in touch: