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Thread: Do i have to use Embroidery Thread?

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    I have a Brothers SE 350 and i want to do some simple embroidery ( Quilt Label ) Do i have to use embroidery thread or can i use some poly or Nylon thread just reg sewing thread. If anyone have some to sell me just any color will do Please let me know I am new at the embroidery on my machine

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    I have always just used the embroidery thread , so I will be interested in what others say :wink:

    I have heard you can use the serger thread, but have never tried it. It does not shine like the other thread.

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    I can use nylon thread with my machine. Polyester might work best with the labels, it won't melt with a hot iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I have always just used the embroidery thread , so I will be interested in what others say :wink:

    I have heard you can use the serger thread, but have never tried it. It does not shine like the other thread.
    I don't care for the shine if i can use the Serger thread that would be good so quilters please let me know on that also

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    What kind of machine do you own?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    What kind of machine do you own?
    I have a Brothers SE 350

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    You can really use any type of thread that you want. . . . . it will just look different. Embroidery thread has the shine and brilliant colors. Try it and see if you like it.

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    I use rayon because I do like the shine.

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    Emb designs are made with the thicker emb thread in mind. You may be able to use two strands of regular sewing thread though :wink: you may need to use a little bigger eyed needle though, I havent tried this but I would think two threads may be slightly bigger than one emb thread...
    You could even use two different colors for a fun look.

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    Yes you can use regular sewing thread. It's just a little finer and doesn't have the shine. I've used it many times when I needed a color I didn't have. My gf uses it for her sample stitch outs all the time. The thread companies want you to think you *have* to use emb. thread, so they can sell more thread. Use what you have until you can get what you want. Have fun.

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