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Thread: Longarm Thread

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    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
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    What kind of thread do you use when quilting on your longarm?

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    I have a mid arm, and I have been using Maxilock serger thread. :D

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    Junior Member jackkip's Avatar
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    I like superior threads. But have used the maxi-lock also. Works great. have had other people on other boards blast me for even suggesting that I use maxi-lock :thumbdown: . I find the maxi-lock to be alot less linty. Plus it is readily available. Some of us who live in remote retail areas, that is a huge plus.

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    I use Signature thread. It is a linty, but I like the look of it on the quilts.

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    Super Member MaryStoaks's Avatar
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    I use ThreadArt thread, cotton machine quilting thread on the cones. The price is great. There is quite a bit of lint from cotton thread, and each cone has a knot or two but at a bit over $5 for a cone it's worth it to me because I quilt a lot. This thread is strong and comes in many colors.
    I have talked to longarmers who use serger thread, they say it works fine too but I haven't tried it. I just don't trust the strength of serger thread.

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    I too use serger thread, it's polyester and very very strong.

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    I have been using thread from this site - I saw them at MQX in Providence RI and got a free spool. It is Poly, not expensive, not linty and works in my Voyager 17 beautifully.

    http://www.bobbincentral.com/Embroid...hreads_s/2.htm

    I have also use Connecting Thread's "Essential Thread" and it is very nice and my choice for looks but does generate a bit of lint as it is cotton.

    I do not use serger thread. Serger thread is designed to be light weight and to have multiple strands used on one seam.

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    superior and king tut ($$$)

    i once used the invisible thread. never again. i had to change all the tension settings and it took forever to reset them.

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    Signature, Sew Fine, and MaxiLock are my favorites. The invisible thread is my least favorite. I have also used my polyester embroidery thread. Don't use rayon, it bleeds and is not strong enough. I like the thread to blend in rather than look heavy. Just MHO. I always use the same type thread in my bobbin, but bought some Bottomline but haven't tried it.

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    I use thread from Connecting Threads. Works fine for me.

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