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Thread: Recommended thread brand for fw

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    Senior Member Sewflower's Avatar
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    Recommended thread brand for fw

    I would like to know if you have a preferred brand of thread to use on a feathweight or does it make any difference? I have heard coats and clark is very linty so it isn't a good choice.
    Sewflower

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    While it is a bit linty, my FW loves Coats & Clark. That was all I ever saw at the store growing up, so I figured that was what it was always accustomed to. I've got a ton of it and will use up what I have as long as it's stitching ok. I haven't tried my Aurifil on it yet, but my other machine loves it.

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    I have used several different brands on my featherweight. Mine doesn't seem to have a specific brand apetite. When doing FMQ on mine, I have even used machine embroidery thread on it and it seems to do just fine. Good luck. I think it depends on your preference more than the machine preference.

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    No matter which thread you use, take the feed dog cover off every 2 bobbin fill and clean lint out.
    Just passing through!

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    Re:thread for FW -- I just got my 'new' little darling FW, 1937, and questioned using 100% polyester thread in view of the fact that she was made prior to non-cotton threads. Seems they can build up some kind of static -- ? Should I avoid the 100% polyester in favor of Dual Duty until I can order some 100% cotton?
    Does that make sense to any of you much-more-experienced sewists and FW users? Thanks.

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    Static isn't going to be an issue since the FWs aren't computerized. Use whatever thread works well for you!
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    Whatever you prefer is what these featherweights love. I have used Dual Duty, 100% poly and 100% cotton and have never had a problem.

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    I've never had any problems with any thread I use on my FW.
    Lynn

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    THANKS, everyone. Oh, I do love having such a wonderful source of information and particpants so generous with their experience!

    That said, I forgot another question so must pester you all again:
    I'm quilting with Superior Threads mono-poly 'invisible' top thread (not nylon). Still okay, do you think? I can just try it, of course, but prefer to see if anyone knows before I try it, 'just in case...'
    Last edited by postal packin' mama; 01-09-2012 at 01:46 PM.

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    Thanks goodness that none of my machines are picky about the thread they eat., not the FW's or the 66's or the Kenmore/Janome computerized machine. Oh, and I forgot the 15/90. she's sweet tempered too.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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