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Thread: Question about threads?

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    Senior Member FranW's Avatar
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    Does anyone know if using overlocking thread will hurt my sewing machine (Janome 6500). I recently bought two spools (they were on sale so I thought I would try them), and they seem to work for piecing. But, I don't want to find out that I am hurting my machine. Thank you!

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    Any sewing thread other then the glazed or waxed threads are fine for machines.

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    Thank you That is what I was hoping:)

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    fran, where in ohio are you

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    Canton - and someone else just posted from here, too. They are hoping to sell their stash. Where are you from?

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    While overlocking thread can be used, you need to be aware that it could leave more lint than regular quilting thread. It is also made a little lighter than a lot of threads since in serger work you're using three or more threads to do the same work that two threads are doing on regular sewing.

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    Thank you, Kate! It did seem thinner. I think I will go back to my regular thread once this is gone. I appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranW
    Canton - and someone else just posted from here, too. They are hoping to sell their stash. Where are you from?
    I am in Mansfield

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    It will be fine-maybe a lot of lint, but will be fine!

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    Thank you for the replies - I appreciate it!

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