I just bought a used Brother sewing and embroidery machine the se-270d. I got a REALLY good deal so please no I hate this machine :) I did read the reviews and saw a lot of good and a lot of bad. Anyways I was wondering why do i have to use embroidery thread? I mean does it really not work? Just curious. I have one color of embroidery thread thus far and am very impatient to try something else. I plan on buying a set of thread on ebay but in the mean time would regular thread work? Just curious as to what would happen. Thanks!