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Thread: clear thread

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    what is the consensus on invisible 'thread' here? i want something clear or smokey. i don't want it to break if someone sits on the bed, so it needs some stretch, but i want it to return to it's original length. i don't want it to break in the longarm needle.

    has anyone used any? did you use nylon or poly? what brand? where did you get it? what did you use in the bobbin? is it hard to wind on the bobbin or does it pull too tight?

    i like a 40-weight on the longarm and the clear stuff i've seen is thin, so i have questions about it's serviceability. is it so hard to work with that it's simply not worth it?

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    If you us it, I would suggest the poly...That way, it won't melt if you have it in a hot dryer or if you need to iron a spot. I'm not a fan of the nylon thread, it can be so stiff....

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    have you used either one?

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    i use all the time and never had an issue.

    the only thing i can say is that i've never used it on a quilt that was going to be slept with and washed - its only been used on art quilts.

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    Upper and bobbin thread Klue? I too have wondered how it would sind on the bobbin.

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    Sorry about my typo, I meant wind on the bobbin

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    yes i put the thread in both the top and the bobbin - i've found it gives me the best results when its in both.


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    BW, I've used clear thread in all my quilts, top thread, not bobbin, and they have all been washed lots. My avatar quilt has been well used and washed without any problems. I use a regular14 needle, and regular thread in the bobbin. Shouldn't be any problem. Use .004.

    Gai

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    poly or nylon? is .04 the size of the thread? do you put it in the dryer?

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    Personally I don't like the monofilament thread, I like real thread, my opinion

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