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    Questions Regarding Thread for Sewing Machine

    I had an interesting day today. I had to take my Brother Innova 2000 in to be serviced and the lady at the service center told me that I should be using "Brother" thread. I had no idea that Brother made/sold thread. (Can't find it on line.) Further, she told me that my machine is made to use 60 weight thread. At Superior University, the #60 thread is "Bottom Line". I am very confused... so my question is, and I would like to use this thread top and bottom, which threads have you found to be most successful and I would like to buy a "group" of threads rather than 1 spool at a time. This gives me a variety of colors that I could have on hand.

    Thank you in advance for your usual expert advice. Yolanda Wood River

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    I do not understand onething she told you! Brother thread????????????

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    I've never heard of such. Maybe she was trying to get you to order through their store, if there is such a thing as Brother thread. I've used everything from WalMart's Coats and Clark's to Guettermann. It just depends on what I'm doing. The type of thread changes from project to project. I'm not a thread purist. If my machine likes it, I use it!

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    In my opinion, any sewing machine should be able to use a variety of different threads.

    Had never heard of it, but here is a link to Brother thread:
    http://www.amazon.com/Brother-6-Pack.../dp/B002U0K8G4

    Bottom Line (a polyester thread) isn't the only thread that is 60 wt. Mettler has a silk-finish cotton thread that is 60wt.

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    Ignore. I have had brothers all my life and have never used brother thread, have used coats and clark, gurtterman, mettler, sulky, connecting threads, madeira, thread art, superior all with no problem, sounds like she is trying to sell you something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    Ignore. I have had brothers all my life and have never used brother thread, have used coats and clark, gurtterman, mettler, sulky, connecting threads, madeira, thread art, superior all with no problem, sounds like she is trying to sell you something
    I agree, I have an 30 yr old brother and it is still working fine and it was a cheap wal-mart one. I have used so many different threads with it. Also it has never been serviced by anyone but me.
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    Walmart has Brother thread here. It's comes in a four or six pack of different colors. It's not cheap but not too pricey compared to other big name brands. I have some and it's good thread. I use it in bobbin and top. 50wt thread doesn't mean anything unless you know the ply. Aurifil is 50 wt 2 ply, Connecting Threads is 50 wt 3 ply, just for an example. Each takes a different size needle. It took me a long time to understand thread weight, ply and type. If your machine threads on the outside like most of the older models then lint isn't a problem. The inside threading many of the newer machines have, the lint will be a problem - no where for it to go but pile up inside. The more thread guides on a machine the better. That's why so many vintage models stitch so great with most any thread.
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    Personally I think she's full of it clear up to her eyeballs. Sewing machines are adjustable. You can use nearly any thread as long as you have the right needle.

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    My brother actually came with a roll of Brother thread. I found it to be terrible thread. I have a spool that is almost full, if you'd like to try it.

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    I think she had no clue what she was talking about. I bet if you contacted Brother Corporate, or a local dealer (if she's not the dealer) they would tell you the same. I agree with previous posters, machines are meant to accept many sizes of thread, that's why the tension is adjustable.

    Having said that, I do have to say that I love Bottom Line thread and you can't go wrong with it.

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