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    Bottom Line thread

    Does anyone here FMQ with Bottom Line top and bottom?? What do you all use?? I have had lots of thread breaks using Bottom Line on the top and in the bobbin.

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    I don't think it's supposed to be used in the top; that's what I was told anyways. It's for the bobbin. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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    On the thread chart for Bottom Line it says, "For bobbin, detail quilting, applique, lacework, binding, and much more." That sounds to me like it is not strictly for bobbins. However, that is ALL I am going to do with it from now on.

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    I've used it top and bottom, and I really like it. I've never had a thread break using it.

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    Bottom line is a thinner thread -- it is designed for the bobbin where the thread takes less abuse than running through the tension disks in the top. That said, some machines are less fussy than others and some folks have been able to use Bottom line on top without problems.
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    I'm with Janet, I love it. Used it top and bottom, and even piecing, without problems.

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    This link will help
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/...e/description/

    Tells you what needle you should be using and that your tension settings should be for domestic and LA.

    Superior threads gives a needle recommendation so the thread is not intended for bobbin use only.

    If you are getting alot of breakage I recommend changing your needle to Superior's recommendation and adjusting your tension.

    Here is a wonderful guide Superior offers as a quick reference for tension and needles for all their wonderful products
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/media...HOME_10-10.pdf

    I am not affiliated, just a very satisfied customer.

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    I have used it top and bottom for piecing and for quilting on both DSM and longarm with no problems. I particularly love it for paper piecing.

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    I use it in my DSM and my LA with no problems.
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    Those who use it successfully...what machine do you quilt with??

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    I like Bottom Line in the needle and in the bobbin for some projects. I do most of my quilting in a 1947 Singer model 15-91.

    I also use it for hand applique, because it doesn't shred or tangle, it stays threaded in the needle and if I use a close value of the applique color, the thread just disappears into the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    Those who use it successfully...what machine do you quilt with??
    I used it successfully with my Viking Sapphire, when I found it frustrating to use other threads. I've also used it on my Bernina Aurora 430. I haven't tried it on the Singer treadle yet, though.

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    Today was the first day I used Bottom Line Thread in my Bernina 830. It is very picky about the thread I use. I get lots of breakage if it doesn't like the thread. Well, the name should have told me to use it only in the bobbin, but I sometimes don't see the obvious and used it in the top and bottom and my machine loved it. So, I'm using it only now. The 830s are suppose to be such wonderful machines, but I have problems with mine. My old Viking had less problems and cost $7,000 less. Wish I would have known that when I bought the dang thing. It's working fine now with this new thread, so fingers crossed!
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    I haven't tried it on top, but I use it in the bobbin on both my LA and domestic. I have a Voyager (LA) and an Elna 6500 Heritage Edition. I really like Superior products. I use King Tut on my Voyager and it works well with the Bottom Line. I usually use YLI Soft Touch with the Elna, which is also a 60 wt thread. I plan to use the Bottom Line in the bobbin of my new embroidery machine once I run out of the pre-wound bobbins.

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    What do you do with the large spools? I have a Janome 6600 and a Janome 6500. I tried to use the BL by putting the cones on the table right behind the machine and running the thread up through the tall thread holder. I had constant breaks with both 80 large eye and 90 large eye needles. I've given up trying to use it on top.

    At first I though it was the machine, but I can FM with Aurifil 50wt. and Polylite with NO problems. The Aurifil and Polylite are on spools which I put on the thread pins, but the BL is a large cone. I'm wondering if where I put the cone has something to do with the breaks. I've done sitd with spool BL and didn't have any problem.

    So, if you use the BL cones, where do you put them?

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    My experience is that my Janomes will not take it top and bobbin, but my Bernina will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wintersewer View Post
    So, if you use the BL cones, where do you put them?
    I use a metal thread stand. It sits a little behind the machine. You can tape a safety pin to the machine to act as a thread guide; I also used the flip down cover on the Sapphire as a guide.

    Janet

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    I use it in the bottom only.

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