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

    I am interested in knowing about Bottom Line before I do a purchase. I have bought from Superior Threads a few times, but would like inpput about this thread. This might sound totally stupid, but is Bottom Line for the bobbin? Thank you, Jeanne
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    I use bottom line in my bobbins alot. It is 60wt - very fine and strong. ( I think nylon or blend - my label does not say) Because it is so fine, I don't have to change the bobbin so often. At first I was afraid the stitches would not show because it is so thin, but I find that is not the case.
    Beth in Maryland

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    It's a 60 wt poly designed for the bobbin
    Lots of quilters also applique with it - so fine it disappears regardless of what colour you use.

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    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 use the superbob per wound bobbins with bottomline for quilting. it is thinner than i would like for piecing. Great stuff. Tough and easy to use.

    pam

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    I use it for a lot of different things, as mentioned above, but I especially like it in combination with Superior's Sew Fine for piecing. It's a great combo.

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    It is old, outdated quilting lore that top and bottom threads must be the same.
    I've been quilting for 30+ years, often using different threads, quilts have been well used and washed alot - no problems.
    We really need to put to rest a lot of the old rules.

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    My Bernina machine worked just fine when piecing with the Bottom Line in my bobbin, but when I used the Bottom Line with my Brother, the tension was all wrong. I switched back to same weight thread.

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    Bottom Line can be sensitive to ironing and therefore could melt. Not recommended for piecing per Superiors website

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