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Thread: dissolve away thread - bobbin or top needle?

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    Super Member katkat1946's Avatar
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    Question dissolve away thread - bobbin or top needle?

    I think I want to use some dissolve away thread to baste a quilt on my long arm; has anyone done this? if so, do you think it's best used in the bobbin or should I put it through the needle? In case it matters, I have an HQ Avante. Thanks for any input!

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    I use it in both top and bobbin so that when I wash the quilt the basting is totally gone. If you use it only in one place and then quilt over that line of stitching several times you will have a problem removing the thread that is not dissolvable. (Remember that your needle can go through, not just over, your basting thread.) I use Vanish from Superior threads.

    Edited to say - you didn't say whether you would then be quilting the quilt yourself or giving it to someone else for quilting. That might make a difference. If someone is quilting by hand, they may remove the basting threads before quilting an area. In that case I would probably not use Vanish at all. If they are quilting on a DSM, they will appreciate not having to worry about removing the basting thread after they quilt, but you should be sure that they understand that they will need to wash the quilt to get the basting out.
    Last edited by dunster; 03-20-2012 at 08:32 AM.

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    Super Member CorgiNole's Avatar
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    Both bobbin & needle. When I use it, I don't want to worry about having to pull out the thread from one side.

    Cheers, K

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    Can this also be used if I don't have a long-arm, just domestic machine?

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    Senior Member kat13's Avatar
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    I've used it on my domestic machine in only the top thread, after washing or spraying with water the top thread is gone and the bottom thread just pulls away easily.

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    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
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    I suggest you use Vanish Lite by Superior. The regular Vanish is hard to dissolve. superiorthreads.com has instructions how to use it
    Last edited by snipforfun; 03-21-2012 at 05:41 PM.

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