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Thread: invisable thread

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    has anyone ever used invisable thread in there sewing needle and the boben at the same time? its takes so much time to sew the back of the binding on by hand. i was thinking about using my machine with invisable thread in the needle and boben.have any of you quilters out there after doing that please let me know. thanks

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    Nope I don't. I just sew my binding to the back first, then over to the front and top stitch down. Saves my sanity!

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    I have invisible thread in my quilting machine right now. Both bobbin and needle.

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    Yup, I've used it in both to quilt up some baby quilts.

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    I've used it in both place ( my current machine will only allow it in the bobbin, it can not "see" it on the top side)
    I loved the look of invisable thread. A lot of ppl have said not to use it in bobbin, but I've not had a problem.
    I'm with MARIPOSA.... I sew mine on the back first then fold over and stitch down on the top ( just covereing the stitch linewith the binding)..... I wont say it saved my sanity, I think I lost that years ago but it sure makes it easier.

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    Be sure not to use your automatic cutter. It will really mess it up. Voice of experience.

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    I have used it in both, have done plenty of sewing with no problems and even appliqué, give it a try on some scraps first because I know some who say there machines don't like it. Good luck.

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    I tried invisible thread and just gave up...another of those invisible thread challenged people. Love my King Tut and never have any problems. That's just me tho, don't like problems.

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    I've tried but my machine tangles the bobbin thread so I just sew front on by machine and hand sew the rest.

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    Of my 3 machines, none like invisible thread so therefore I don't like it either. I always do what my machines tell me to do!!

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    i really dislike using invisible thread on anything that is (use-able; washable)
    i used invisible thread on my sons bed quilt...every time it is laundered a bit more of it breaks...disappears...there are POKEY places...where the broken thread sticks out and pokes you like those annoying tags in shirts that will drive you crazy. so, i am not a fan of using invisible (fish-line) thread. i would try it on a small item(like a pot holder) then launder it ...and see before using it on an item more important.

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    Personally, I hate invisible thread so don't buy it.

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    I've used it successfully in my Vikings. I'd suggest you invest and try it. Only a little ventured, and maybe a lot gained.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa
    Nope I don't. I just sew my binding to the back first, then over to the front and top stitch down. Saves my sanity!
    Same here. Once you learn how to do it, I think I like it better than hand sewing it. And I can no longer do hand work anyway so I have to like it!!! :P :P

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    No I haven't, but I don't had sew my bindings down. I sew it to the front first then I press it to the back and stitch in the ditch from the front side. I do have a stitch in the ditch foot that helps. I think my bindings come out very nicely. They are even and the corners are perfect.

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    I do it all the time! I refuse to do bindings by hand. I ahve had the best sucess using the inviasble thread from Homesew or Clotilde. Do be careful winding the bobbin, go slow do not stretch the thread. Also use a cone holder( or jar/coffee mug) for the top thread , and put it as far away from the machine as you can. It needs to relax for a bit before going through your machine. I use a smaller needle as the thread is quite fine.
    To avoid the little ends , trim the starting thread after you sew a few inches , as they are tough to find when the quilt is done.

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    I really dislike invisable thread but, that is why they have so many choices I guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    i really dislike using invisible thread on anything that is (use-able; washable)
    i used invisible thread on my sons bed quilt...every time it is laundered a bit more of it breaks...disappears...there are POKEY places...where the broken thread sticks out and pokes you like those annoying tags in shirts that will drive you crazy. so, i am not a fan of using invisible (fish-line) thread. i would try it on a small item(like a pot holder) then launder it ...and see before using it on an item more important.
    I am afraid of invisible (really...we all know it's plastic!!) thread for just this reason. I have had multiple commercially made quilts/blankets with invisible/plastic thread, and it ends up breaking and sticking out. I don't want this to happen to any of my quilts.

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    Yes I have, worked fine. Now I sew binding to back then bring to top and sew. If back and top are different colors I add different colors in Bobbin and on tope to coordinate. Then again I do not sell quilts for money. Just use for personal or gifts. :)

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    Please be careful using invisible thread on kid quilts. They can get loose ends wrapped around fingers and toes and cut off the circulation. If it gets wrapped tightly it is really difficult to remove.

    Pat

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    thanks everyone for all the great advice

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