Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Does anyone use a different thread in their bobbins.

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    858
    While browsing about on the CT website I noticed their polyester cone quilting thread, which is 70/2 wt. It is mostly for long arm machines, but I was wondering if it could be used in regular machines. It sure would save a lot of bobbin changing.

    So...does anyone use a thinner thread in their bobbins? And what kind?

  2. #2
    Super Member LyndaOH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    northwest Ohio
    Posts
    1,231
    I always use a thinner thread in my bobbin for FMQ; usually Bottom Line from Superior. I do want to try the CT poly thread and will next time I place an order. I also use Bottom Line for intricate piecing and paper piecing, in the bobbin and top thread. If you're making a small block with a lot of seams the thread width can make a difference.

    I'll be interested to see what others have to say.

  3. #3
    Super Member Olivia's Grammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Fayetteville, GA
    Posts
    2,881
    Blog Entries
    1
    I usually only use a lighter weight thread when I machine embroidery. Interested to see what others say/think.

  4. #4
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    42,509
    Blog Entries
    43
    i use thin prewounds in my bobbin

  5. #5
    Super Member Doreen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    El Paso Tx
    Posts
    1,431
    I use Bottom line from Superior, I use masterpiece for piecing

  6. #6
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,171
    Blog Entries
    1
    i've used 'bottom line' a few times- i like the thinner threads in the bobbin- sure saves winding bobbins so often-especially if you are working on a large project and don't want to have to stop to wind another bobbin.
    it depends on the machine though- and i guess what thread you are using on the top- once in awhile i have to change thread a couple times to find the right combination- if i'm not matching threads.

  7. #7
    Super Member irishrose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Cadillac, MI
    Posts
    6,583
    Blog Entries
    19
    I always use a thinner thread in my bobbin. The 301 doesn't hold much and I'm not a fan of bobbin changing. None of my machines care if the thread matches.

  8. #8
    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Knot Merrill, Southern Indiana
    Posts
    5,713
    I use a 60wt Gutterman in the bobbin. Now that I know that using "poly" is a myth I want to try the Bottom line from Superior. I'm almost out of 60 ... so it will be time to buy some soon :)

  9. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,923
    Blog Entries
    1
    Aurifil bobbin thread it is 60wt!

  10. #10
    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4,354
    For piecing, prewound bobbins (Janome) and Superior for the top.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    858
    Have you found that in anything but black or white? I don't use those colors.


    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Aurifil bobbin thread it is 60wt!

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    IL
    Posts
    2,738
    I always use the same weight and fibre on the top and in the bobbin for quilting piecing. I don't want something breaking from a stronger thread sawing through a weaker one or puckering from uneven shrinkage. But for quilting, anything goes.

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    858
    Do you mean the it is now acceptable to sew cotton with poly thread? Piecing or quilting?

    When I first started quilting, many years ago, I sewed everything with the old C&C cotton covered poly. I made small "quilts" that I used to cover the furniture seats. My husband sat on his on his recliner for years...probably 10 or more. ONE quilt square started to deteriorate and I just covered that with another square and ZZd around it. I'd say that wore very well under heavy use.



    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    I use a 60wt Gutterman in the bobbin. Now that I know that using "poly" is a myth I want to try the Bottom line from Superior. I'm almost out of 60 ... so it will be time to buy some soon :)

  14. #14
    Super Member featherweight's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Co
    Posts
    2,701
    I use 60wt cotton in my bobbins for piecing, don't have to refill the bobbins so often that way. Haven't had any problems with doing this. A friend of mine has been doing this for years.

  15. #15
    Super Member Joeysnana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Indiana, PA
    Posts
    1,006
    Blog Entries
    1
    When I bought my Janome 6600, the dealer told me to use Bottom Line in the bobbin. It is 60 wt. poly. It does a terrific job. I usually buy it from Superior threads. I use it for piecing and quilting with no problem.

  16. #16
    Super Member hobo2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Boonsboro, MD
    Posts
    2,724
    Blog Entries
    1
    I use pre-wound 60# for my FW for piecing. I get them on Ebay 144 for $10.00. They are super. Black and white and I have found them From Marathon in the primary colors. 12 for about $5.00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.