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Thread: Embroidery thread.

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    Junior Member happy sewer's Avatar
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    Hi everyone. I would love to know if any of you purchased embroidery thread from ebay? Is it good thread ? And who did you purchase from? I am also interested in buying pes cards that will fit a brother 8200 upgraded to a 8500. I bought an used one from a friend. Never did embroidery before. So treat me as a dummie. lol. Merry Christmas to everyone. And God Bless.

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    I have purchased embroidery thread from Ebay, but I had some trouble with breaking thread. I slowed down the motor and its fine for small jobs (like if I'm gonna embroider someone's name on something), but I wouldn't use it for detailed designs. I really like Isacord thread (Bernina dealers sell it). If you're going to purchase a lot of it, you can go to threadetc.com. Its considerably cheaper, although you have to buy several spools since shipping is a little outrageous.

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    I am new to machine embroidery and I bought some "Royal" thread on ebay (thankfully not a big lot but just enough to experiment with). I've used it on text and a couple of christmas designs; I have to run at about 1/3 speed or it breaks constantly. Maybe Santa will bring me some Isacord . . .

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    I have purchased some Isacord thread on e-bay. They were re-wound small spools form someone who has an embroidery business. I liked the fact that I got 150 different colors for only $120. It is great quality thread.

    Buying on e-bay can be tricky, but fortunately I have only done very well so far!!

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    Some machines like a particular brand of thread better than others. I would suggest buying a couple and seeing what works or doesn't on yours...:wink:

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    I use Thread Art on my Brother machine without a problem. The only times I have any thread breaking is when I change stabilizer. If I use tear away I have no breakage.

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    I purchased thread (not embroidery though) from ebay and it was crap. If I had to do it again, I would stick to name brand only. Then ebay is a good place to go.

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    I have purchased several lots of Isacord on Ebay and I have had no problems with it. I agree...stick with the name brands. My Bernina seems to like the Isacord the best, but Gutterman and Mettler seem to work as well.

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    My Brother doesn't seem to like Rayon thread. It usually does pretty well with polyester, but I have this one spool that just doesn't work well with the machine. It (the top spool) all winds up around the lower bobbin, then gets tangled up in the craziest places and in the feed dogs. If not caught almost immediately, it pulls the bobbin up and out of the case and pops the design out of the stabilizer! One bobbin looked like a mad dog tried to eat it! :(

    SO, my answer to your question is to try several different brands at first to see what your machine likes. Then, go shopping on eBay for that particular brand.

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    My preferance is the Guterman brand, from Germany. My Brother machine likes it a lot!! :thumbup:
    :D :D :D :D

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    My Janome likes Gutterman also for regular sewing but I buy Janome Embroidery thread that is acrilic for all my emb. designs.

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    I, too, stick with Guterman. I have problems with cheap thread and have nightmares about giving a gift and having it fall appart the first time someone washes it!!

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    I used to have a Brother 8200, upgraded to an 8500, that I loved then I traded it in on a newer model a few years ago. Like Miranda, I had trouble with rayon thread on the 8200 but polyester worked fine. I always use Isacord and love it.

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    i have a janome 350E and it loves Robison Anton polyester the best.

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    I have a Janome 350E and a Janome MB4 and they like ARC. Like some have said, different machines like different threads. I would just purchase several spools of different kinds and see which one your machines love. Kacy

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    I have a Janome 350E also. I use Madiera thread and I have no problems. My sister uses Threadart on 350E machine and she has no problems.

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    I have a Pfaff CV and need to go at differnt speeds. I use Robison Anton. The reds seem to need a slower speed or the break but the rest of the colors are fine.

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    I have some Madera and a brother and they get along fine. Then I got some rayon on ebay and it breaks and some aren't wound real well but at one fourth the cost I can live with it. It is very pretty thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SulaBug
    My preferance is the Guterman brand, from Germany. My Brother machine likes it a lot!! :thumbup:
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    That's the thread I would use too.

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    I have bought embroodery thread on e-bay from radient threads. She is very good and her prices are usually very reasonable. I have also bought embroidery cards also, I have a very entry level Brother 2700, and love it but wish I had a larger more advansed one, but this one was good for beginner.

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    are the radiant threads rayon or polyester? Have you used them much yet? If so, do you have trouble with breakage?

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    They are rayon. Most of them are okay. Some of them are poorly wound but at about 25 cents a spool who cares. There are 350 of them for 80 so you can find another color really close. I have one color that won't work at all but most of them are fine. I have Mettler and Guterman also and I have had breakage with them too. I doubt there is a color I don't have. Now I can take my time and build up a supply of large cones at my leisure. You can do a lot of work with all this thread. I also got the bid on 100 metalic threads and the rayon is similar in color and sheen. I havn't used them yet so can't say how they are.

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    This has been discussed on the board before... Most of the thread seems to have a very long shelf life. :D:D:D
    If you do a search here you will find many interesting discussions :D:D:D

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    loretta, if you take a piece of thread in both hands and give it a hard jerk and it doesn't break it's ok to use. if it breaks easily doing that then pitch it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dojo36
    loretta, if you take a piece of thread in both hands and give it a hard jerk and it doesn't break it's ok to use. if it breaks easily doing that then pitch it.
    Seems like about all the rayon I have does this. Is it old or just the type?

    Another thing I'm wondering about some of the really slicky/silky rayon is why it gets down in the bottom bobbin and wraps around the bobbin and feed dogs...It creates a big problem, messes up everything including the bobbin and design.

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