If the yarn doesn't stay or "stick" in the cloth here are some tips:
1. Push harder. Beginners rarely push hard enough. The foot of the machine should stay in contact with the cloth at all times.
2. Make sure you are tufting in the right direction. See the help page or the quick start video for tips.
3. Your tufting cloth is inferior. Buy our cloth and that issue will the solved.
4. Your tufting cloth isn't stretched tight enough. It should be as tight as you can get it.