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Thread: What type of thread do you use to FMQ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Don't put a large amount of weight on anything a Joanne'e employee tells you! Just because they work there, doesn't mean they know anything about quilting etc.

    You have that right. Was in Joan's recently and looking for bobbin washers and quilting paper. Just wanted to see what they were like. One of the clerks spent some time looking for them and finally admitted that she had never heard of either one. Must admit, I was a bit miffed. How could anyone work in a place like that and NOT have heard of those items. That said, Amen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wytetygeress
    I have metallic thread...I haven't used it yet. It kind of scares me lol. Right now i am using serger thread right now and it keeps breaking. I am just starting out on FMQ so i will try your suggestions =)
    If you are going to use Metallic thread, get a bottle of "Sewers Aid" and squirt it on the thread before you start sewing. I don't know why but it helps the thread from breaking. And Don't quilt to fast. Good luck.

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    I use the type of thread depending on the look I want. If I want a heavier look to my thread, I use 40 wt. cotton. If I want a lighter look, I use the 50 wt. cotton. If I want it to have a shine to it, I use a 40 wt. polyestor.

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    I have a Husqvarna Designer SE I use medera poly thread for embroidery and fmq. Also have use YLI verigated and love that look for fmq!

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    My brother FMQ loves signature....and I have used YLI..but I pretty much stick with Signature..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ploverwi2
    Google Leah Day. You will love her site and all her free FMQ patterns. You can e-mail her with questions, and she will write back the same day. She has been so good to me. She also knows how to fix your darning foot. So it works a hundred per cent better. Give her a try. You will be so glad you did.
    Thanks for the info on Leah Day. I googled her and have now bookmarked her site. I plan to go back and really check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Don't put a large amount of weight on anything a Joanne'e employee tells you! Just because they work there, doesn't mean they know anything about quilting etc.
    amen,some time I don't think they know the layout of the store. However, being a newbie I have learn to go to the manager with questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saragasch
    I found with my Viking that it likes certain threads better than others. It does better with Isacord and Kingtut than others. I also do something that is supposedly a big no, no. I have to fmq with my feed dogs in the up position. It just does better.
    I agree with you saragasch. I always leave my feed dogs up. I can get better control and stitch length that way.

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