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Thread: Brother PE 770

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    Brother PE 770

    For those who have this machine, where do you mainly purchase your threads? I was reading the manual online and see I need #90 bobbin thread. And do you need stabilizer for all embroidery?

    I'll be receiving mine sometime this week and I would like to stock up on some things, so I can start using it immediately.

    TIA for all advice given.

    Sharon
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    When I used to use mine, I purchased Isacord thread at a local store.
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    I recently purchased the PE-770 myself, and I was wondering about the 90# bobbin thread as well. I wanted to stock up as well on threads and such, and I just purchased a set of Polystar thread, has 63 colors for $99 online from mrvacandmrssew.com. When I was at my local Brother dealer before purchasing my 770; the gal told me that the thread ran about $5.99 per spool; so in my opinion, this was a pretty good deal. And from what I've been told, you do need stabilizer on all embroidery, the type depends on what material you are embroidering on. Sorry if I'm incorrect on any of this, as I am totally new to it. There are a couple of threads on the board that may have more information--Embroidery Machine Lovers (which has over 900 posts and is kinda hard to follow) and a new one Embroidery Machine Lovers July 2012.
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    Forget the 90 wt thread. It will use 60 wt just fine and that's much easier to find. You will probably want to start off with a medium wt tearaway stabilizer. As far as thread, I was extremely lucky to find a dealer on line that was selling off another dealer's Robison-Anton and I got it for $1/ 1100 yd cone. It works beautifully, so I haven't tried anything else. I use the polyester thread. It's stronger than rayon and isn't affected by bleach. I bought about 150 spools, so I shouldn't have to buy any for awhile. I've been buying the pre-wound bobbins. Just make sure you get the right size for your machine. You don't have to match your bobbin to your top colors. I use white and black...mostly white.

    BTW, where are you in Texas? I'm just across the border from Denison, TX.
    Last edited by sylviak; 07-01-2012 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post

    BTW, where are you in Texas? I'm just across the border from Denison, TX.
    I live in Victoria, it's 125 miles south of Houston.


    Thank you for the info in regards to the machine.
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    Well, nuts! Wish you were closer! You're almost to Mexico!

    You'll love your machine. I went down to a shop in Plano for a day of lessons. That really helped to get me started.

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    I have two embroidery machines. The first is a Bernina that I have had for at least 20 years. It uses the PES format. In order to still use the thousands of dollars worth of software I have purchased for it over the years I had to buy another machine. Since my original Bernina was created with a Brother patent I was able to use my software on the Brother. I purchased the PE-780D Brother. It also uses the PES format and allows me to load desigins with either a card or a thumb drive. The thing I don't like about it is the hoops load from the left rather than the right so I can not use any of the many extras I had purchased for the Bernina over the years.
    You need to use some kind of stabalizer on any project. It helps to keep the decorative thread on top of the object. The stretcher or thinner the fabric the more stabalizer you need. While I like the tear away you have to be careful when removing it so that you don't distort the design by pulling to hard. The kind of stabilizer that disolves in water solves that problem as long as the article is washable. In a pinch I have even used a paper towel. Over the years I have purchased way to much embroidery thread. Most of it is Isacord but I have been known to use anything that had the right color for my project. In the last several years I have become lazy and like to use varigated thread to save rethreading constantly. It results in very intersting designs. As a large chested woman I have a tendancy to dribble in that area. An embroidery design covers a world of stains. Using varigated thread also helps to blend the stains into the design.
    Have fun with your machine.
    Trying to sew, quilt or read everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTX View Post
    For those who have this machine, where do you mainly purchase your threads? I was reading the manual online and see I need #90 bobbin thread. And do you need stabilizer for all embroidery?

    I'll be receiving mine sometime this week and I would like to stock up on some things, so I can start using it immediately.

    TIA for all advice given.

    Sharon
    I have the PE770 too. The bobbin thread that came with the machine is #90, however I purchased Coats & Clark size 70 and it works just fine. Sometimes I put the same thread in the bottom as on top, when it is visible and the top thread I have is 40 wt. Just play with it and have fun.

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    I have the PE770 and I use prewound bobbins, they work fine and last much longer. For thread I use any kind, mostly Sulky.
    Dyan

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    Thank you all for your advice.

    Do I need a design program?
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