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Thread: Any hints for working with Monofilament or metalic thread???

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    Super Member cbridges22's Avatar
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    What is a thread stand?Why put it in a bowl?

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    Metallic thread tends to have a memory like wire does. That makes it want to unthread itself while you work. It is also prone to shredding in needles that have small eyes, etc. There was a Topic not long ago about thread stands that you might want to look at. People use all sorts of things for off the machine stands that don't cost money. Many of them were really interesting.

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    Super Member GrammaNan's Avatar
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    I used metallic thread on a Halloween quilt last year. I purchased purple at Joann's and I cussed like a sailor the whole time I used it. I finally finished the purple and needed green. Joann's didn't carry green so I went to my LQS. They had a different brand. It was wonderful!!! I only had to pay a little more for it. Long story short, don't go cheap on this type of thread. It is a little harder to thread a needle with it.

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