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    90 weight bobbin thread

    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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    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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieLou View Post
    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.
    I just stayed with the size and brand that came with my machine. It works for me.

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    Thanks for the info. I'll try the Fil Tech. My Bernina has extra large bobbins so I can't use pre-wound.

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    I use it only for embroidery but don't know if it is used for other sewing.

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    I might try this Aurifil to see how it works in the Bernina.

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    This is the exact opposite of what I found when I had the Brother 770. Interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sally-w View Post
    I use it only for embroidery but don't know if it is used for other sewing.
    I just used a partial bobbin of the 90 weight Brother bobbin thread for regular sewing. Worked fine.

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