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Thread: What Thread To Use

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    I will try a bigger needle.

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    I have never heard of glide thread. Where did you get it?

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    I had been told that a top stitch needle leaves big holes? Is this true? I have to admit that I can't see what difference it makes if you are using a lot of print fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockgirl View Post
    I have never heard of glide thread. Where did you get it?
    I'm a Superior girl myself, but if you Google "glide thread" you should get plenty of hits. I doubt you'll find it at places like Joann's, it's more of a LQS product.

    Holes will disappear when you wash & dry the quilt. Small price to pay for solving the breakage problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blockgirl View Post
    I had been told that a top stitch needle leaves big holes? Is this true? I have to admit that I can't see what difference it makes if you are using a lot of print fabric.

    Its not the fact that its a topstitch needle but rather the size of the needle. Comes in different sizes.

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    larger needle- a 16 - 18 is good....visit Superior Threads web site- they have free charts you can print off that tell you about all the different threads, the different needles, what needles are best with what threads and what projects each is best for. I pretty much never use cotton thread with the long arm- they go fast- the cotton threads break- I do use cotton if quilting with my domestic machine- but they also create ALOT of lint. for long arm quilting I choose a good polyester, Aurafil or silk...depending on the project and what is the best choice. also, I generally quilt with a 50-60 wt thread...some people choose a heavier thread- 30-40 wt...it's really a personal choice- project dependent- and every machine has it's own personality, likes & dislikes- a thread I have great luck with your machine may hate & the one you love my machine may refuse to work with...
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    Quote Originally Posted by blockgirl View Post
    I have never heard of glide thread. Where did you get it?
    I buy mine here: http://www.bobbincentral.com/glide.html

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    I personally love Superior Threads - I usually use either So Fine or Omni threads with So Fine or Bottom Line in the bobbin. If I want the thread to be seen, I use the Glide thread that was mentioned previously (both top and bobbin thread); it has a really nice sheen to it. Superior has just come out with a thread called Magnifico that is supposed to be in direct competition with Glide thread - I haven't used it yet, so I can't give a opinion of one over the other.

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    I have consistent great results with Isacord. It is thin, strong and lots of colors. I FMQ on a Singer 301 very densely and no other thread behaves so well as this. Have tried the Superior threads for quilting and I battle tension issues all the time with them. I buy Isacord online and bought a color chart which is nice.
    linda

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    Prism99;like Aurifil 50wt 2-ply when quilting with my domestic machine, Glide thread top and bobbin for my midarm on the frame. Glide is 40wt poly and creates very little lint. Love it!

    I normally use aurifil to piece, and have tried, with good results the Glide for quilting, but have just started embroidery and was wondering if you or anyone else tried Glide 40wt poly in embroidery machine. It's a Brother Quattro 2- 6700D and has quite a good speed. I was thinking if it it's good on a longarm speed, why wouldn't it work in embroidery. It is a beautiful thread and the colors are gorgeous.

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