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Thread: Duh! (and another newbie question about thread)

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    Super Member mar32428's Avatar
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    Very good thinking, Myra. I also use Mettler and agree about the American threads. Your quilt is only as good as the thread that holds it together.

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    Do not use a thick thread or your seams will be too bulky. I use Bottom Line from Superior for my piecing and I love it. It is hard to believe that a single thread thickness makes that much difference, but I promise you - sometimes it can make a BIG difference.

    Good luck with your class and just remember that there are about as many ways to quilt and piece as there are quilters and piecers. If you like to something a different way, then do you own thing! The only thing that matters is if you are happy with the result.

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    I bought some Superior Thread by Alex Andersen and it breaks :? constantly. I have changed the tension, the needle, the thickness of the fabric and nothing helps. Very frustrating! If I change the top thread to another brand, it works fine. My machine is a Bernina 440.

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    Super Member wraez's Avatar
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    Gayle, Superior thread should not be giving you these problems.

    Contact them direct and they will assist you with the thread breaking problem.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    Thank you Sue! I did contact Superior Threads and they responded quickly. I tried their suggestions and the thread worked for awhile but then it started breaking again. Not worth the effort. I went and bought a different brand of thread.

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    MadQuilter - is that really true?!?! That poor girl.

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    I use cotton/Poly Or Monofilament which is Poly, But so is my fabrics Cotton/Poly, Balance your Threads and if you have to use the same thread top and bottom. I use Bobbin thread sometimes but it is the same weight and Poly like the top. Use Less Tension for Mono or Embro. Threads.

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    I use neutrals for most everything sewing. I use the Sidewinder for bobbins and haven't had the puckering problem. :lol:

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