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Thread: Brother PE 770

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    Brother PE 770

    For those who have this machine, where do you mainly purchase your threads? I was reading the manual online and see I need #90 bobbin thread. And do you need stabilizer for all embroidery?

    I'll be receiving mine sometime this week and I would like to stock up on some things, so I can start using it immediately.

    TIA for all advice given.

    Sharon
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    When I used to use mine, I purchased Isacord thread at a local store.
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    I recently purchased the PE-770 myself, and I was wondering about the 90# bobbin thread as well. I wanted to stock up as well on threads and such, and I just purchased a set of Polystar thread, has 63 colors for $99 online from mrvacandmrssew.com. When I was at my local Brother dealer before purchasing my 770; the gal told me that the thread ran about $5.99 per spool; so in my opinion, this was a pretty good deal. And from what I've been told, you do need stabilizer on all embroidery, the type depends on what material you are embroidering on. Sorry if I'm incorrect on any of this, as I am totally new to it. There are a couple of threads on the board that may have more information--Embroidery Machine Lovers (which has over 900 posts and is kinda hard to follow) and a new one Embroidery Machine Lovers July 2012.
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    Forget the 90 wt thread. It will use 60 wt just fine and that's much easier to find. You will probably want to start off with a medium wt tearaway stabilizer. As far as thread, I was extremely lucky to find a dealer on line that was selling off another dealer's Robison-Anton and I got it for $1/ 1100 yd cone. It works beautifully, so I haven't tried anything else. I use the polyester thread. It's stronger than rayon and isn't affected by bleach. I bought about 150 spools, so I shouldn't have to buy any for awhile. I've been buying the pre-wound bobbins. Just make sure you get the right size for your machine. You don't have to match your bobbin to your top colors. I use white and black...mostly white.

    BTW, where are you in Texas? I'm just across the border from Denison, TX.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post

    BTW, where are you in Texas? I'm just across the border from Denison, TX.
    I live in Victoria, it's 125 miles south of Houston.


    Thank you for the info in regards to the machine.
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    Well, nuts! Wish you were closer! You're almost to Mexico!

    You'll love your machine. I went down to a shop in Plano for a day of lessons. That really helped to get me started.

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    I have two embroidery machines. The first is a Bernina that I have had for at least 20 years. It uses the PES format. In order to still use the thousands of dollars worth of software I have purchased for it over the years I had to buy another machine. Since my original Bernina was created with a Brother patent I was able to use my software on the Brother. I purchased the PE-780D Brother. It also uses the PES format and allows me to load desigins with either a card or a thumb drive. The thing I don't like about it is the hoops load from the left rather than the right so I can not use any of the many extras I had purchased for the Bernina over the years.
    You need to use some kind of stabalizer on any project. It helps to keep the decorative thread on top of the object. The stretcher or thinner the fabric the more stabalizer you need. While I like the tear away you have to be careful when removing it so that you don't distort the design by pulling to hard. The kind of stabilizer that disolves in water solves that problem as long as the article is washable. In a pinch I have even used a paper towel. Over the years I have purchased way to much embroidery thread. Most of it is Isacord but I have been known to use anything that had the right color for my project. In the last several years I have become lazy and like to use varigated thread to save rethreading constantly. It results in very intersting designs. As a large chested woman I have a tendancy to dribble in that area. An embroidery design covers a world of stains. Using varigated thread also helps to blend the stains into the design.
    Have fun with your machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTX View Post
    For those who have this machine, where do you mainly purchase your threads? I was reading the manual online and see I need #90 bobbin thread. And do you need stabilizer for all embroidery?

    I'll be receiving mine sometime this week and I would like to stock up on some things, so I can start using it immediately.

    TIA for all advice given.

    Sharon
    I have the PE770 too. The bobbin thread that came with the machine is #90, however I purchased Coats & Clark size 70 and it works just fine. Sometimes I put the same thread in the bottom as on top, when it is visible and the top thread I have is 40 wt. Just play with it and have fun.

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    I have the PE770 and I use prewound bobbins, they work fine and last much longer. For thread I use any kind, mostly Sulky.
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    Thank you all for your advice.

    Do I need a design program?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharonTX View Post
    Thank you all for your advice.

    Do I need a design program?
    That depends what you want to do. If you just want to slightly enlarge or see what you are doing on the computer screen, you can download Wilcom truesizer. It is a freebie and I use it a lot for checking the colors etc. The Pe770 is in black and white and the screen is small. If you want to learn to digitize, you can download ERA universal ( Sierra) Some sights have it for free download, I purchased the CD for 14.99. I think it is not easy to learn, but there are quite a few places you can get help. It truly is a digitizing program and I do adjust my own files, remove unwanted pieces of my embroidery files, digitize my own labels etc. I know some people love Embird, trial period for free. Take some time to see what you would like to do. Don't jump into anything right away. Embroidery can become quite expensive, so you want to pick and choose.

    Good luck.

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    I just went to another e-mail of mine and the link to ERA Universal was there. If you are interested, here is the link.
    http://www.lorileedesigns.com/
    She has direct download as a choice and she has a lot of good info. Make sure that you check that your computer is ready to accept the program.

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    Thank you Freddie.
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    I was in Hobby Lobby today and I asked about stabilizer. The associate pointed me to the shelves to where I could purchase it by the yard. But then he threw me a question and I was like, huh? He asked me if I wanted just the tear away stabilizer or the iron on? Ok, didn't know there was an iron on. He suggested I purchase the iron on since I am a beginner in machine embroidery. Well, I didn't make the purchase, as I wanted to get the opinion of others. So, for majority of you who have this machine, which type do you use of stabilizer, regular or iron on?

    Oh, he also pointed me in the direction of the threads, would you recommend "Coats and Clark" embroidery threads?

    TIA
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    I bought most of my thread from ThreadArt - it's the same thread as a bunch of others, just packaged under different names.

    Their set of 160 different colors is on sale for $190, this week, which seems like a really great deal to me - there is a LOT of thread on these mini king cones. This was the most economical way I could find to get really good quality polyester embroidery thread in a large range of colors all at once. And the thread is shiny, smooth, embroiders beautifully either computerized or free-hand and I've never had a problem with a single spool I've bought from them. I use them as quilting threads and painting threads, too.

    They also sell bobbin thread in 60 wt in very large cones - only black or white. I think the diameter is similar to Bottom Line, which is 70 wt. Either of those work well on the back of embroidery.

    I buy their pre-wound Style A bobbins when they're on sale - 144 bobbins to a case and they last a LONNNNG time. I can use these in any of my machines that take a class 15 bobbin. This is very fine thread - it might be the 90 wt you're looking for. It's practically invisible on the backside except for the sheen.

    I stayed away from rayon because it burns too easily and can change color in laundering. The polyester is colorfast and you can iron it if you don't use the high setting on your iron.

    http://www.threadart.com/c-2-thread.aspx

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    Thank you. I think I may have hit a jackpot! lol
    Last edited by SharonTX; 07-03-2012 at 06:08 PM.
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    Boy talk about quick shipping! I placed mt order with ThreadArt around 4 a.m. yesterday morning and received my embroidery thread and pre wound bobbins today!!!!! Sad though, I received thread before my PE 770. But once , it gets here, I'll be ready to go! Hopefully it will be here no later than Tuesday.
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    I use Isacord and purchace mine through imachinegroup.com Their prices are about half of what the local retailer charges for the 1000M cones in thread sets.
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    I've had a couple of two day deliveries from them - they're here in Texas and they usually ship the same day they receive the order.

    Hope you have a lot of fun with your new machine. Hard to wait on something so fun!

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