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Thread: Do i have to use Embroidery Thread?

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    My dealer insisted that you have to use embroidery thread, but my gf used whatever color she needs of whatever thread. It has always worked fo her.

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    actually I would stay away from serger thread, too much lint..........calla

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    If you are just doing a label, I would think you could use what you have. I have a ton of embroidery thread because I do a lot of embroidery. I have also use some of the variegated threads to do some of my FSL (free style lace) (when I do wash away type crosses), that works okay.
    If you do a lot of embroidery then you would want to invest in the various threads, if not use what you have. Do a sample first with some muslin to see how it works out for you.
    Nancy. . . Alameda, Ca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie View Post
    I don't care for the shine if i can use the Serger thread that would be good so quilters please let me know on that also
    I use any thread I want. I've even used serger thread to do FSL, it took me awhile to figure out how to make it work but once I did it was great. I used a sharp needle and one that was a little bigger plus slowed down the stitch length. You can buy cones of thread, even emb at quilt shows that is low cost. I use all threads for my emb machine and just bought a serger and I was told I could use all threads on it too.
    Judy

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    Just make sure to use bobbin thread in the bobbin.

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    I used serger thread once in my embroidery machine for some quilting. It did not wear well at all. In fact, I was quite disappointed in how it looked after some wear. I have used some regular sewing thread for embroidery designs and it works fine, although it might be more linty than polyester.
    jlm5419-an Okie back in Oklahoma!
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