90 weight bobbin thread

Old 01-03-2016, 04:45 AM
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Does anyone know of another 90 weight bobbin thread besides Brother? I had to use this in a Brother embroidery machine and find it works better in my Bernina. Brother is the only brand I can find in this weight.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:15 AM
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Here is some Fil-Tec from All brands. http://www.allstitch.net/department/...read-10484.cfm

An Amazon listing for pre-wound bobbins http://www.amazon.com/Prewound-Weigh.../dp/B00M3GTZCS

Kens Sewing has a Janome spool http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/jano...l-p-29726.html

Superior Thread had some on display at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in 2015. I can't find it on their website. You may need to call them.

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Are you looking for pre wounds or spools of thread? Fil-Tec Bobbin-Line thread is 90 weight comes in cones in white & black.
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WOW, never heard of 90 weight thread. Is this just for embroidery machines??? Welcome to the board.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by sally-w View Post
Does anyone know of another 90 weight bobbin thread besides Brother? I had to use this in a Brother embroidery machine and find it works better in my Bernina. Brother is the only brand I can find in this weight.
I use the 90 weight Brother bobbin thread in my embroidery machine also. Last time I ordered, I ordered from Ken's Sewing Center.
http://www.kenssewingcenter.com/brot...d-p-27534.html

Seems to last a long time.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:58 AM
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Wonderfil makes a 100 wt thread. I like it for SID instead of monopoly. I don't embroider so I can't comment on that use for it.
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I watched a Youtube video that included some explanation of the Brother 90 weight embroidery thread. Apparently 90 weight does not always mean the same thing; that is, 90 weight is not necessarily equivalent across all brands of thread. Here is a link to the Youtube video that explains it better than I can:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHN...WY4exet0vFO4MP

What I have gleaned recently is that the Brother 90 weight thread is manufactured in a specific way to work exactly as required in Brother embroidery machines. If it works well in your Bernina, I would stick with this brand of thread. If I am remembering correctly, the Brother thread is manufactured in Japan to very specific specs.
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I have some Aurifil cotton 80 wt. It isn't very strong. I wouldn't use it for piecing or machine quilting. It's great for decorative stitches for the bobbin thread.
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Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
I watched a Youtube video that included some explanation of the Brother 90 weight embroidery thread. Apparently 90 weight does not always mean the same thing; that is, 90 weight is not necessarily equivalent across all brands of thread. Here is a link to the Youtube video that explains it better than I can:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epHN...WY4exet0vFO4MP

What I have gleaned recently is that the Brother 90 weight thread is manufactured in a specific way to work exactly as required in Brother embroidery machines. If it works well in your Bernina, I would stick with this brand of thread. If I am remembering correctly, the Brother thread is manufactured in Japan to very specific specs.
This makes a lot of sense. I have tried other brands of bobbin threads (good brands) but all failed miserably in the Brother. Therefore, I buy multi packs of the Brother 90 wt bobbin thread. I was just wasting money trying other brands for my purpose.
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I have trouble with the 90 wt. Brother thread in my PE770. It makes a mess of the design I'm trying to do. When I switch to a different wt. I don't have any trouble.
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