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Thread: Have you ever used two threads with a single needle?

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    Have you ever used two threads with a single needle?

    I was talking to a Babylock dealer this weekend and he was telling me that I could use two threads at the same time in a single needle on a reg. sewing machine. Of course it would be with a larger eye. Never knew you could do that. Has anyone tried this? How did it work?

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    Yes, you can. It can come out looking like sashiko emboridery if you do it right.

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    Does the thread tend to shred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilrain View Post
    Does the thread tend to shred?

    And what size needle works best? thanks?

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    I do it all the time to redo the top stitching when I'm replacing jean zips, or altering jeans. It's not always easy to get a good colour match in top stitching thread so I used 2 threads and it works fine...and there are more colours to choose from
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    Yes I have used two threads in one needle. Once to get a thicker thread look, and the other with two different colors...when I do, each spool goes on it's own spool holder, one thread through each side of the tension disc(at least on my Bernina), and then from there thread as if one thread.

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    I have used 2 threads for machine embroidery but never for straight stitching.

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    I have always wanted to try this, is there a certain way the thread should come off each spool?
    PATCHSAMKIM: could you explanation n what you mean about going through the tension disc? My brain isn't working so well today.

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    I've tried but can't figure out how to thread the machine with two threads, even with reading the directions!

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    I've used two threads in one needle. Have done it successfully two different ways. The first and easiest way was I just took the two threads and treated them as one. Worked fine. I also did it placing one thread on one side of the upper tension disc and one thread on the other side of the upper tension disc. That also worked fine. I couldn't see any difference between the two, so now I just treat the two threads as one. I did not have any shedding. What I used it for was for doing black buttonhole stitching on appliques, so I was going pretty slowly.

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