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Thread: Thread question

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    Super Member RugosaB's Avatar
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    I was at Joann's today, and bought a spool of this pretty variegated thread. It says
    Coats & Clark
    Machine Quilting
    1200 yds
    Mercerized cotton

    Everything on line I find says for 'long arm quilters'

    My question is, do you think this would work ok on my home machine (for free motion quilting), or should I just take it back without opening it?

    I also bought some Coats & Clarks variegated thread that says Machine Embroidery, 40 wt trilobal Polyester Brazil. Same question, do you think it would work on my home machine for free motion quilting?

    (I admit to succumbing to the pretty colors, and not really thinking this through before buying, I mean, they were on SALE!)

    I have to say how well I was trated at the Joann's today. A couple of months ago, I explained to a gal, that I think is the manager, that I hadn't been in in a coupole of years because of the accident I was in (with a traumatic brain injury) She took care of me today, even remembered about my accident, and without doing it obviously, kind of helped me with the credit card machine. She did tell me that a lot of the people that come in there she has to help. I don't know if she was just being nice or what, but I felt so....so...welcome.
    Then she told me her husband had worked for 25 yrs at a place, and lost his job, after a year found another, and just got word that he's no longer needed there either. What could I do, I just told her that my husband says the refinery where he works, will be hiring sometime this year.

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    I use 40wt embroidery thread for quilting all of the time and love it.
    I would not hesitate to use the Coats and Clark thread either. :D:D:D

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    I don't know much about different types of thread, as I only machine piece and mostly hand-quilt. However, I just wanted to say I am glad you had such a possitive experience at Joann's. I am lucky too--I have 2 Joann's within 1/2 hour from me and I am always treated well. I especially like Dan, who works in our Poway store-but unbelievably, neither he or his wife quilt!! The cashiers always try to help me make the most of the many coupons I come in with as well! They seem to be very pleased when I can get great bargains.

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    Your machine should handle the quilting threat very nicely, I use it all the time on my domestic you will need something to hold the thread up so it spools off the top.
    put it to the back of the center of the machine and up over the top of the machine, and thread as usual. Hope this helps

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    I use all kinds of thread on my home sewing machine, no problem.

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    Cool i needed this lesson to. I never know what thread to buy or what will work.

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    Thank you for answering, now I can open and try the pretty thread!

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    I have Heard some where that you arn't supposed to use mercerized thread in the top of machine it will gum up the tension.. I love the embroidery threads also... Dottie Bug

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    Some time ago, someone wrote something about certain threads are wound one way and others the other way and if you use the wrong one for the job, it tangles or breaks too easily.. Don't remember any more about it than that, but will be watching this post in case it's mentioned again.

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    try the thread if your machine accepts it it is good to use- if it breaks every few inches then your machine will not accept it (be sure you have a new needle in and a clean machine to start with. some machines have their own (personalities) and will not do well with some threads- it is a process to find what is best for YOU

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