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Thread: Which thread do you use on your Singer 301?

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    Super Member MaryAnna's Avatar
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    I've brought home my new baby Lucy and want to start using her, but I'm just wondering which thread is best on a 301? I've got a project using plastic for a handbag, so which thread for that project and which one for regular fabric sewing?
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    I'll post pics when I can take some pics of her.

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    enjoy your machine, sorry I can't help you on the thread

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    Good question. I haven't used my 301 (new to me) very much, but I've used either cheap thread (okay, that for me is like coats and clarks). I really don't have any super cheap cheapo thread. When I tested better thread (like Mettler or Gutermann) for other things, I couldn't tell the difference.

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    I like poly Guterman in the bobbin. It's not very thick, so I can wind more. That little bobbin run out quickly with cotton thread in it. Anything on the top. C&C cotton wrapped poly, okay, Guterman, okay, connecting Threads cotton - linty in the bobbin area, but sews well. Rayon quilting thread in both, okay. In other words, AnnieRose is not a fussy machine.

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    I use whatever is handy. I have a mix of moderate to high quality thread. I love the Singer 301 and I hope you do too. It runs so well.

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    I have a 201 and 401 and so far they worknwith any thread I've tried.

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    Great question. I have a new to me 301A that I brought home about a month ago and haven't started sewing with her yet. I named her Betsy... :-D

    I will be interested to see what others say about the thread they use in their 301s.

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    I would use whatever is appropriate for the project. Probably polyester for strength in a handbag. I use Superior Master Piece for my quilt sewing, but have been doing more hand piecing lately since I started my Stamps by Kate Grandmother's Flower Garden.

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    Mine takes any kind I want to thread her with. She is not picky at all!!!

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