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Thread: Thread for Bernina

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    Senior Member GemState's Avatar
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    The only thread my Bernina balks at is some BLACK threads.

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    I have 440 QE , and can use any thread cheap expensive and sparkle. My friends machine will only use good thread it is a bernina 440. So try all the suggestions and find the best for your machine.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I have finally figured out it's not the thread that causes problems it's the wrong needle size that causes 99% of my thread problems. I have an older Bernina, 1260, and can use all brands and types of thread. I prefer a very thin thread for piecing for both top and bobbin. I don't care if it is cotton or poly as long as it's at least 60 wt.
    That's exactly right. When people say things like "my machine only likes _____ thread" you can just about bet that they only use one size and one type of needle.

    Matching the needle to the thread makes a huge difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    My Bernina sews well with whatever thread I throw at her. The only time I had a problem was with an expensive spool of YLI varigated thread for machine quilting. It formed a little lint ball behind the needle eye and broke. My favourite for piecing is Aurifil.
    When it does that you're using a needle with too small of an eye. Try a topstitch 90/14 next time.

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    My Bernina dealer basically told me if I don't use Mettler, Isacord, and Aurafil my machine will blow up (oddly, these are what they sell!!!). I haven't found that to be the case at all. I do use those threads, but I also use Dual Duty and Connecting Threads Essential. Essential is my favorite for piecing, Isacord for quilting and embroidery.

    My machine has run great with every thread I've tried.

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    I use all threads in my 15 yr. old Bernina. I still have thread from my sister thats over twenty years old and as long as it doesn't break when I tug on it, I use it. I do like to piece with aurifil.

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    Superior Masterpiece 3 ply for quilting is loved by my Bernina and all our vintage machines. Nice weight for piecing.
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    I have a Bernina 640 and all thread works for me. I use Connecting Threads thread but it is a bit linty.
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    I have Bernina 640. My favorite piecing thread is Superior's Masterpiece. It is available on a large cone. I use this thread on all my vintage Singers and they like it also. It has very little lint.
    Cheryl Robinson
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    I have used a variety of threads on my Berninas.

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