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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    Started to quilt my quilt for the show; but I'm running into some trouble. I'm quilting by hand and I'm quilting with miltalic (?) thread. and it keeps on breaking. I tried thread heven, bees wax, shorting the thread where I almost have nothing on the needle. I mean it's looking good; but I need to find a better way so the thread dose not break on me all the time. Is there any one who can help me?

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    Sorry, I can't help you, but I wanted to say I know how frustrating that is! I hope someone has a great answer!!!!!

    Hugs!

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    When using that type of thread in the machine you have to use "just the right" needle. It takes trial and error to find that needle. I can't help you with hand work. Sorry

    DD

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    Other than the needle, the only thing I can think of is not to pull it through too much material. How I mean that is if you put 10 stitches on your needle, try doing only 5. then you wouldn't have as much tension on your metallic thread and it shouldn't break.

    Sorry.

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    Have you tried a needle with a LARGE eye? I know the metallic machine needles have a large hole than a normal needle - maybe that will help.
    Good luck!

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    I think Sue is on the right track. I know the metallic machine needles are very different than standard sewing needles. I wonder if you need a needle whose eye is smoother and rounder. Also, some thread actually has a direction to it. If all else fails, try swapping ends.

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    here are some links:
    http://www.sewvac1.com/Library/Sewingtips.htm#metallics

    http://users.rcn.com/bendesky/about/cozy.html

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    Thanks evey one for your help. I'll have to stop for some new needles. And try it again tonight.

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    I used metallic thread, kept on breaking, found out it was old. Bought a new spool, everything was fine.

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    Try either yenmet embroidery thread (it is poly coated) or DMC metallic thread, it is coated too.

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