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    should I stop using this thread?

    I recently purchased a Bernina sewing machine. When I went for lessons on how to use all the special stitches, the woman there told me not to use the thread I had in the machine. I use Essential Thread which I purchase from Connecting Threads. She said that the thread is not wound on the bobbin correctly and that the tension would not be correct. I have been using this thread for a few years on my Brother sewing machine and it seems to be okay. Has anyone had problems with this thread? Should I ignore what she said and continue to use it? I have a lot of spools of it because I don't have a store near me where I can buy thread. Thanks.

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    You got some replies to this question in your previous thread here:
    Am I using the wrong thread?

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    I use Essential thread for almost all my piecing. I have a Bernina 153QE and a Janome Horizon and I've not had any tension issues on either machine while using this thread. I actually like it better than Gutterman's and some other more expensive threads.
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    I frequently use that thread on my Bernina.

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    My Bernina is not the least bit fussy about what thread I use...fat, thin, natural, synthetic, metallic, expensive, cheap, old, new, foreign or domestic. That said, I don't use CT thread because it's too linty for my liking. My guess is that the sheriff said not to use it because she doesn't sell it.
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    I have used the Essential thread on my Bernina with no problem...I think she would like you to buy thread from her. I would keep using it unless you do find a problem with it...and be sure to regularly clean your machine for lint.

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    I would think she is looking for a sale with you. I would listen to the experienced ladies on this board. They have tried and true advice.
    Quote Originally Posted by josieh View Post
    I recently purchased a Bernina sewing machine. When I went for lessons on how to use all the special stitches, the woman there told me not to use the thread I had in the machine. I use Essential Thread which I purchase from Connecting Threads. She said that the thread is not wound on the bobbin correctly and that the tension would not be correct. I have been using this thread for a few years on my Brother sewing machine and it seems to be okay. Has anyone had problems with this thread? Should I ignore what she said and continue to use it? I have a lot of spools of it because I don't have a store near me where I can buy thread. Thanks.
    Karen from Appleton, Wisconsin

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    I don't understand the statement "not wound on the bobbin correctly". If she means the cone = I would assume all thread is wound the same way. The only thing to listen to about the use of thread is your machine. If it doesn't like it it will certainly tell you so. Now having said that....some threads do lint more and require more attention to cleaning the bobbin and feed dog areas.......other than this........use whatever works.

    This is somewhat like when i tell quilters about the "left handed needle" I have invented.

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    As long as the stitches look good, you aren't getting too much lint in the bobbin and feed dog area, and it isn't breaking often, you are probably okay. I don't particularly like the brand that Bernina recommends. I prefer Isacord. It's slick. What I particularly like about it is that if I have to take out something I sewed, it pulls out very nicely. I agree that the person may have been hoping to make a sale.

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    I have a Bernina, and use connecting threads thread all the time. I love it and so does my Bernina!!

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