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Thread: the dreaded invisible thread....

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    Has anyone had any success in using it in the bobbin?

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    I don't use it anymore because it always breaks. Either in the needle or the bobbin. It is a waste of my time but then I may not be doing something right.

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    I only use Superiors MonoPoly. I never have a problem with it.

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    Not only that, most of it you can't iron as it melts!

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    I had a machine quilting class and we used it in the bobbin. It was specified not to use the nylon invisible thread only poly. There is great info about this at Superior Threads website.

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    My Viking dealer told me not to use the invisible thread in the bobbin. Come to think of it, he didn't say which one not to use, Perhaps he didn't realize there are different kinds. I didn't think to ask either.

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    My Viking dealer told me not to use the invisible thread in the bobbin. Come to think of it, he didn't say which one not to use, Perhaps he didn't realize there are different kinds. I didn't think to ask either. I use it a lot, but only on the top.

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    yes. I just wind it with less tension so it doesn't stretch it. I haven't had the tension problems other people have.

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    I often use it in the bobbin. If your bobbin case has a little "finger" on it with a hole, thread it through there, then insert the bobbin. Works fine like that in my older Bernina.

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    Never use it because it melts if someone would iron my tablerunners.

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    The nylon melts, the poly does not. The nylon is unruly, like fishing line, the poly is much softer and finer.

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    I bought some once and then read about it and never did not use it after reading bad reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    I bought some once and then read about it and never did not use it after reading bad reviews.
    It can be snarly and unruly in the bobbin, but you can still use it on the top. I did not know you were not "supposed" to use it in the bobbin and I did when I was first learning to do FMQ and it was fine, well behaved even.

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    If you use poly invisible thread in the top, you have to use a very loose tension. No higher then a 3. Same with metallic threads. I use a 0 setting. If you can control the winding tension on your bobbin, wind it loose. The Sidewinder bobbin winder has a tension adjustment knob that is very handy.

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    I have used poly invisible thread and had no problems, but only on the top. I have never used it in the bobbin.

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    I have used YLI nylon filament thread (very fine, .003mm I think) in the bobbin of my Bernina with no problems. I do wind the bobbins slowly, with little tension, so it doesn't stretch. It is also advisable to use metal bobbins with it; plastic bobbins can distort. You never want to overfill a bobbin with this thread either; it's best to slightly underfill.

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    Right Rabbit2be! If you are looking for a new thread try the InvisaFil. It sews as nice as the YLI silk thread for a much better price. There are new ways to manufacture thread now, that poly isn't the old poly from years ago. The idea that only cotton thread is the best is not true anymore.

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    i've used it 2x. once very unsuccessfully and once it was okay. but in both cases wherever you stop and start, you end up with a tiny pokey end that itches like mad unless you manually leave a long tail and sew every end back through the top and batting. what a pain. i used top-quality ultra fine poly and it took forever to adjust the tension and then to get it back to normal. imo, not worth the trouble.

    oh, (BIG OH!) it is IMPOSSIBLE to see it to thread it!

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    I had the same threading problems as butterfly wing. Neither of my rather aged machines like it and I iron everything (teatowels included) so I haven't persisted.

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    Dab the end with a magic marker. That way you can see the end when you thread your needle.

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    Invisafil sounds wonderful, where did you find yours?

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    nice information on this thread, thanks all

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