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Thread: invisible thread?

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    Junior Member nantucketsue's Avatar
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    May 2007
    West Yorkshire ,England
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    I have the Superior Threads Polyester, but found it kept breaking in the machine so I gave up. I must be doing something wrong because Alex Anderson uses it for her applique. I would love to know the secret.

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    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
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    Mar 2010
    Festus, Missouri, USA
    The invisible thread is hard to see but it has a shine to it so you can "see" it while using it. Once you step back from it, though, it disappears. While you're quilting or appliqueing pieces down with it--it might be easier to look for the needle holes instead of the thread for some people.

    You definitely have to play with tension on many machines to use the invisible thread. And much of it will whiplash so it needs a thread net or I put it in a coffee mug behind my machine. Some stick a piece of batting in the first thread loop to "tame" the thread. Winding it for bobbins is a pain, too. Slowly is the best advice I can offer for that or just using a silver embroidery thread instead of trying to use invisible in the bobbin.

    The more I type about invisible thread, the more I'm liking the idea of putting a black blanket stitch around the critters--LOL!

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    Feb 2010
    Keene, New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by Katrine
    Superior threads have a great invisible thread its .004, but it is polyester,
    Also their Bottom Line in the colour "silver" is almost undetectable and I have used it alot for applique.
    Bottom Line has been invisible in my work; am devoted to his light green - which never shows, no matter what I use it for - same with Silver or his light beige.

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    Jul 2010
    Use invisible thread on top only with matching backing thread on bobbin for SID. Gives puckering look and support with out seeing stitched on top. Sort of hard to work with but can give nice effect. Hard to use on free motion since you can not see stitches on top.

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    Feb 2010
    All excellent suggestions. Thank you so much. Being self taught has its disadvantages in that there is just so much I don't know. This quilting board is a God Send and so are you. NainciefromWyoming

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