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Thread: Need Help With Polyester Thread

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    Senior Member leggz48's Avatar
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    I normally use 100% cotton thread but I found a bargain on some Superior Brytes polyester thread. I used it on my long arm and quilted two really nice throws; then I readied to machine bind them on my home Janome machine with the same thread. I practiced on some remnant fabrics and readjusted the tension a bit to satisfaction. Then I went to work on the first throw. I sewed about 8 inches and it looked great....but then it started looping and made quite a mess. I thought the thread may have 'jumped the track' as it progressed...so I ripped out the 'bad threads', rethreaded the machine, and started again with the same disappointing results. I am now ripping out again. Anyone else have experience with Superior Brytes who can offer instruction, suggestions, or condolences????

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    Super Member suebee's Avatar
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    could be the needle. If all else fails, you could always email Bob at Superior Threads, he's awesome. Also on their website they have a fabulous chart for their threads, with ideal needle size and tensions. Good Luck

    Quote Originally Posted by leggz48
    I normally use 100% cotton thread but I found a bargain on some Superior Brytes polyester thread. I used it on my long arm and quilted two really nice throws; then I readied to machine bind them on my home Janome machine with the same thread. I practiced on some remnant fabrics and readjusted the tension a bit to satisfaction. Then I went to work on the first throw. I sewed about 8 inches and it looked great....but then it started looping and made quite a mess. I thought the thread may have 'jumped the track' as it progressed...so I ripped out the 'bad threads', rethreaded the machine, and started again with the same disappointing results. I am now ripping out again. Anyone else have experience with Superior Brytes who can offer instruction, suggestions, or condolences????

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    that could be -- your machine bobbin area needs to be cleaned out- a lint build up- or your needle needs to be replaced---or sometimes some threads just do not want to work in some machines. my viking is the pickiest machine i've ever owned---i can use a thread with great success on the long arm- use the same thread again with great success on the vintage singer---load that thread on the viking- and have nothing but aggrivation until i finally accept the fact the machine just does not like it! once i switch thread everything is good again-
    but start with a cleaning- new needle- rethread & put the bobbin back in (sometimes trying a different thread in the bobbin helps too)
    if all else fails- try a different thread- if that fixes it- then make note that thread does not work in that machine- and move on---sometimes there is just nothing else to do.

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    Thanks; I'll give it another try after following all your directions above.

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