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Thread: Which thread to use?

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    I am attempting to quilt my lap quilt using an embroidery machine and will hoop it block by block, but I am not sure if I use quilting thread on top and in the bobbin or embroidery thread and bobbin thread in the bobbin???? I have been practicing and have been using quilting thread on top and in the bobbin and it looks fine, but I didn't want to ruin my quilt by using the wrong thread.

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    It is your choice :D what ever pleases your eye.
    The only thing you cannot use in your machine is handquilting thread. The wax in it would wreak havoc with your machine :D:D:D

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    i would use both the same whatever you decide to use

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    I use the same cotton quilting thread in top and bottom when doing quilting via embroidery machine.

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    If your machine is ok w/ using different weights in the top & bobbin, then do what you like. Just be sure your needle accomodates the larger weight thread on top. ALWAYS run a test swatch, with all the fabric weight, batting exactly like your quilt is, then you'll know that things will be alright; that's a good practice for any embroidery machine. If the design is moderately or densely stitched in places, you may not want to use a heavier thread, so check the recommendations of the designer, but again, test first.

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    Both of my machines have a special bobbin that I bought for them so I could do bobbin work. I have quilted blocks with embroidery and used yarn or floss in the bobbins. (It's thin yarn) You have to hand wind the bobbins , but it is a nice effect. I have taken classes with Betty Cotton and that is where I learned to do this.

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    Thanks to all for your good advice. I feel more comfortable now going ahead with this project.

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    Be sure and post a picture when you are done with your project so we can ooh and awww over it.

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    if it works and looks ok to you then it is OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmaybee
    Both of my machines have a special bobbin that I bought for them so I could do bobbin work. I have quilted blocks with embroidery and used yarn or floss in the bobbins. (It's thin yarn) You have to hand wind the bobbins , but it is a nice effect. I have taken classes with Betty Cotton and that is where I learned to do this.
    This is something that I would love to learn how to do. That sounds like it would really be a nice effect. I am working at embroidering my quilt and it looks nice. I still have a ways to go before it is finished. I will post it when it is done. Thanks for the info.

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