9mm throat plate query

Pru Joy

Since sewing on my mc15000 I have been having a problem with the start & end of my seams being gobbled & bunched by the machine.  I did not have this problem to this degree on my former 7mm machines.  

I am wondering if it is due to the larger open area under the fabric.  I will try a smaller, 11/75 needle size to sew light gingham tomorrow to see if that also helps.  Plus I will draw up both threads so that I can hold them behind the needle & give a bit of a pull for the first few stitches, as I used to do on my former machines too.

Has anyone else experienced this?  Are there any tips as to how to avoid it yet sew right to the start & end of the fabric with the 9mm needle plate?


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