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Thread: A newbie needs help

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    A newbie needs help

    I am finishing the binding on my first quilt with invisible thread from my lqs; however, after sewing a couple of inches, the bobbin thread jams up and i have to stop to "free" the quilt from machine with a seam ripper! When i test the stiching on scraps, no problem. I am using a singer scholastic 5523. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    I think I've read on the board to use the invisible thread only in the top part and use regular thread in the bobbin. That's how I do it and I'm only using a basic Brother machine. Good luck and keep us posted!

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    Try testing with a small piece that is actually the binding rather than just fabric. You may see where you need to adjust the machine. Suggestion above is a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rphperry View Post
    I am finishing the binding on my first quilt with invisible thread from my lqs; however, after sewing a couple of inches, the bobbin thread jams up and i have to stop to "free" the quilt from machine with a seam ripper! When i test the stiching on scraps, no problem. I am using a singer scholastic 5523. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    Use regular thread. There's no real reason to sew binding on with invisible thread.

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    I hate using invisible thread so no help here. It would probably work fine with the newer threads and my new machine but I just can't make myself do it. I guess I have an invisible phobia! I will leave the advice to the experts.

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    Your machine might be throwing temper-tantrums over the bulk. Have you tried a new needle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I hate using invisible thread so no help here. It would probably work fine with the newer threads and my new machine but I just can't make myself do it. I guess I have an invisible phobia! I will leave the advice to the experts.
    me too! Never use it.

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    I have used invisible thread in the bobbin with success. You may have to adjust the tension as it is a bit fussy. Try rethreading the machine or rewinding the bobbin as invisible thread has a tendency to stretch when used.

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    I never use invisible thread...it is basically fine gauge fishing line and that stuff can cut thru metal...there are many wonderful thread out there that do not damage your machine...as a repairman...

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    It is too much trouble to thread a needle with invisible thread. I can't hold onto it and I don't like to feel it against my skin - too rough.

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