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Thread: Thread for Brother Nouvelle 1500!

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    Junior Member Shrink42020's Avatar
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    Thread for Brother Nouvelle 1500!

    Help! I bought the Brother Nouvelle 1500 machine newused and every thread that i use lints like crazy! ! am trying to piece a quilt and I have to clean it every 30 minutes or so. I have used Robison Anton and find that it is now very linty and breaks constantly! Does anyone have this machine? If so what thread works for you?? I never noticed as much linting with my Babylock Elegante 2. I love my new machine but the thread issues are quite bothersome!
    Sondra

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    Aurifil 50wt 2-ply is a wonderful piecing thread that has next to no lint.

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    I have the Brother Nouvelle 1500s. Mine will sew with any thread I stick in it which is generally some cheapie stuff like Maxi-Lock serger thread or Coates and Clark. I have sewn with assorted metallics, too, with no problems. Is there any chance your problem is something other than thread? Is it threaded properly? I had a few issues the first couple of days with threading. PM if you think I can help further.

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    The 1500 sews at a high speed and can cause more linting. Therefore I use a topstitch needle and So Fine thread that dies not lint.

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    I clean the lint off mine often. It does make lint, but man does it sew great. I use mine to death for piecing and quilting. It will use any thread and just make a beautiful stitch. I would love to have the Janome 7700, but my Brother 1500 is such a great machine, I can't justify buying another one. Just clean the lint and enjoy that great machine! I am going to try the topstitch needle. I have never tried one of those. Thanks for the tip.

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    I use this machine at work. We use Guterman 100% Polyester threads and don't have lint problems.
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    I have this machine. It has many more thread eyes so more lint comes off the thread. I don't use but one hole of the upper three hole thread bar and that stopped the thread breaking problem and the auto cutter unthreading the machine. Be sure you use a a correct needle for the fast speed. I use a titanium topstitch needle. That helped with a lot of thread issues too. I can use any thread with the machine with no problem. Be sure and try out different pressure settings, that can make a difference with the type of thread you are using. This machine is so easy to clean and maintain. No need for it to go to the shop unless it quits sewing. I have taken the housing off many times and it is easy to see the most problems. Don't take the flywheel off though, it is a nightmare to get meshed back in sync.
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    Thanks everyone! I will definitely look into topstitch needles. threading only one eye and aurifil or Gutterman thread! I thought I HAD to use cotton thread, it is great to know that polyester will work as well, interestling I just purchased a large spool og Gutterman!
    Sondra

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