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Thread: What Thread do you piece with in your Featherweight Machine

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    Junior Member FWDesigns's Avatar
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    Can you tell me what thread line/company you are you using to piece with on your featherweights?

    I've tried Aurifil, Mettler and Gutterman threads and none of those are working for me. And I just can't seem to get a good straight stitch or satisfactory tension with them. I was told by another person that they are just too fine a thread to use with the featherweights. So now what? Does the ply/weight of the thread make the difference or what? I'm so exasperated here (trust me you'll see a woman with long hair pulling it all out later on TV if I can't get this fixed or pounding the machine with a hammer - it's touch and go either way right now)! :lol:

    So everyone please tell me what you are using in your FW machines to get your straight stitches and balanced tension! I'm up for any and all information. Thanks for any input.

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    Good old fashioned Coats & Clark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Good old fashioned Coats & Clark!
    Hmm...does it matter if it is polyester or cotton thread from them?

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    I have used Guterman, Dual Duty, and Mettler in mine without any problem. I really don't think it matters, it's not the thread, it's the tension on your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDesigns
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Good old fashioned Coats & Clark!
    Hmm...does it matter if it is polyester or cotton thread from them?
    I've used whatever Coats & Clark I have around. Some is cotton covered poly, some is just poly. They all seem to work fine on mine. I don't often use any other brands...I'm trying to use up some of my older stuff and my baby likes it, so that's what I feed her! :)

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    Have you tried a different size needle? I read that in a quilting newsletter not long ago.

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    I've used Coats & Clark and Connecting Threads with no problems. They were both cotton.

    BTW, I love Connecting Threads and they're having a sale on their thread right now. Good time to give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Have you tried a different size needle?
    Have tried these Schmetz - Quilting 75/11, Universal 80/12, think I tried a 90/14 too, and Microtex one too

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    Anything goes.

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    I use any kind or weight of thread in my FW with no problems. I hae never found a thread that she does not like...

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