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Thread: What is Bottom Line thread for and what is it made from? Do you like it?

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    I just used the bottom line thread when I quilted a quilt with my embroidery machine. I liked it alot

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    Won't cut into anything...old quilter's tale. it's a finer thread is all...same as 40 wt poly, but finer. It can be used in the bobbin for embroidery...most newer embroidery machines call for 60-100 wt in the bobbin for decorative or embroidery work. It's also, as others said, nice for applique, and also for doing quilting if you are doing feathers, or tiny stipple...helps keep the build up to a minimum.

    I also use Serger thread (oh no!! LOL) in the bobbin and for sewing at times. Does not work for embroidery bobbins though...like any 50 wt thread...when doing decorative (includes zigzag) or embroidery, will cause shredding and nests on the underside. Ugh...not a good thing for embroidery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Bottom line is intended for embroidery. When you're doing machine embroidery and have a thread dense design you don't want the thread so thick on the back side.

    I personally don't see much point to using it to piece with. Sure it's finer and you get more on a bobbin but at the same time you've got two different threads in your seam and one may cut the other over time.
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    I place the cone of thread (serger or quilting/embroidery cones) in a tall glass or jar set behind and close to my machine...I run the thread up through the guide (I have a Futura, so this would be the guide above the spool holder...but if you have a spool holder up top..you can use a large paper clip to make a thread guide...loop it around the spool pin, tape it...have other end out and looped...and that's what you feed the thread through...thing is to have the thread unfurl straight up, not at an angle. There are cone holders you can get...or, in a pinch...a clothes hanger hung on a curtain above the cone of thread works...long ways to the machine...but it works.

    Once you have a guide above the cone...do your bobbins as you usually do.


    Quote Originally Posted by FabricHeaven View Post
    As a relative new quilter, I have followed this discussion with interest. My question is how do I wind a bobbin from a cone? I have just picked up sewing after a 30 year absence and am only familiar with winding bobbins from small spools of thread. Thanks very much.
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    I took a class with Sue Nickels this summer, and she uses 'Bottom Line' for the bobbin, sometimes for the top. I have been using it and absolutely love it. I used it for the top and the bottom when I was doing a lot of stitch in the ditch. It gives ithe definition without looking terrible if you are not always terribly accurate!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    Another place to buy both So Fine and Bottom Line, as well as many other threads, is www.sewthankful.com. They are great to deal with and have frequent specials.
    Neat site. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love it for the "not having to refill the bobbin so often'...but I've had it melt if the iron is too hot! So, I've strayed away from using it. I love the thread from Connecting Threads. They have great collections..and I use it top and bobbin.

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    bottom line thread is great for machine embroidery and I have never had any of it melt when I have ironed my projects

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    I just ordered my first batch of Bottom Line and So Fine #50. I have been using the Bottom Line for my English paper piecing. I love it!! It absolutely glides through the fabric. It most closely reminds me of my silk thread. It is so fine I was having issues with it slipping out of my needle. So, I treated it like my silk thread and tied it to my needle. Awesome.

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    Thank you for the input on the bottom line thread..i was also told that you needed to use like threads.
    I have been struggling with my old singer machine and the bottom thread..my just have to try that out.
    I'm looking at getting a small to mid arm quilter because of the volume of quilts i do. The frustration with tention... as i really love the finished effect of free motion quilting and have had to straight line quilt. Looking forward to getting back to free motion soon.
    thanks again fot the info for the bottom line

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    Quote Originally Posted by HouseDragon View Post
    ??? Can you please point out where you found this information on their website?
    I have also seen the before somewhere, where researching what thread to use. I was under the impression you weren't supposed to mix cotton and polyesters on a quilt and in fabric also.

    Ladibug
    Last edited by Ladibug; 12-27-2013 at 07:14 PM. Reason: thought of something else to add

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