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Thread: What Thread To Use

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    What Thread To Use

    What thread is best to use for quilting? I don't mean for sewing the blocks together but for quilting the top? I am using King Tut 100% cotton and it keeps breaking. My quilter is a pain in the you know re-thread. Also what size needle...top stitching maybe???

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    Are you using a longarm or DSM? If you're using a longarm, you might try a size 16 needle. I usually use an 18. Other things to consider - are you moving the machine or quilt too fast? Is the thread old? Have you checked the thread path for burrs?

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    I have opinions on thread and needle, but would rather hear if you're using a DSM or long arm first.

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    King Tut? A topstitch needle only!

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    I love the look of King Tut but my needle made a little fluffy ball behind the needle eye and broke my thread. It helped to use a needle with a larger eye.

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    I 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! http://www.bobbincentral.com/glide.html

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    My machine didn't care too much for King Tut, either (but I sure do love the blended/varigated colors). LOTS of lint left behind. I'm going to try different size/type of needle as others have suggested and see if it helps. Thanks for posting!
    Proud owner of Pfaff Ambition 1.0. **AND** my new Pfaff Performance 5.0!

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    I am a huge fan of King Tut thread , it is a bit thicker thread so use a top stitch or metalic needle , they have a large eye for the thicker thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Are you using a longarm or DSM? If you're using a longarm, you might try a size 16 needle. I usually use an 18. Other things to consider - are you moving the machine or quilt too fast? Is the thread old? Have you checked the thread path for burrs?
    I am using a longarm Viking/Husqvarna Mega Quilter needle size 13

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    Quote Originally Posted by icul8rg8r View Post
    My machine didn't care too much for King Tut, either (but I sure do love the blended/varigated colors). LOTS of lint left behind. I'm going to try different size/type of needle as others have suggested and see if it helps. Thanks for posting!
    You are so right.....lots of lint! I am using the variegated which I love.

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