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

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    Senior Member wytetygeress's Avatar
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    Ok i have a newbie question. What type of thread (top) do you use to FMQ. A employee from Joann told me to use Serger thread. A lady at my LQS said don't use serger thread to use either cotton thread, embroidery thread or 50 weight thread...I am confused. Because when i bought my Viking machine, i was told to use embroidery thread only for embroidery.

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    I think it depends on what the quilt is going to be used for, some threads lend themselves better to wall hangings. You can use cotton, polyester, metallics, monofilament. It is pretty much up to personal preferences. Try different brands out to see what you like. They have so many Sulky, Isacord, King tut are a few I can name off the top of my head

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    Nothing like people who can't agree...

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    I use whatever works. I have used embroidery thread as well as serger thread with no problems.

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    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 =)

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    I use sulky or gutterman...but I make use to use the same on the bobbin

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    I like King Tut from Superior Threads. I have used Serger thread in a pinch, make sure there is plenty of slack for the thread as it comes from the cone holder . Sometimes putting it a bit of a distance helps. You may also want to adjust your tension.
    Embrodery thread is not a great quilting thread as it is intended for decoration and not for strenght.

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    My Viking loves Aurifil, Wonderfil, Gutterman, YLI for quilting. I use Aurifil more than anything else.

    Whatever your machine likes! Make yourself a practice sandwich and write one it what you use so you can compare a few.

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    I use Robinson Anton 50 wt that came with my 6600P sewing machine. It plays nicely when I FMQ. I am a newbie at FMQ and I had this thread on hand. The all purpose Coats & Clark from Wal Mart does NOT FMQ nicely on my machine.

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    I listened to the advice of Leah Day and bought Isacord. Wow..it really does quilt very nicely. I also use YLI with great success.

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