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Isacord Thread - Does it sew up shiny?

Old 12-30-2012, 05:38 AM
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Default Isacord Thread - Does it sew up shiny?

I just received four of the 5,000 yard spools of Isacord thread as a Christmas gift (thank you family!!! yay!!!) and I am curious...does it sew up shiny? It looked shiny in the pictures online and it's a little shinier than my other thread on the spool. I have used the Coats & Clark embroidery thread from Jo Anns and it is REALLY shiny...has anyone used this thread and can you give me some insight? Thank you!
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Yes, isacord is a poly thread that is often used for machine embroidery. As with most poly threads it is shinier than cotton. I just looked at a spool of isacord and c & c and it seems a bit less glossy, but embroidery threads are designed to be seen, so they reflect the light.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:17 AM
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Hi I use Isacord all the time, but smaller reels and I find that it sews out beautifully...it has a slight sheen but is not over shiny...the only comment I would make is that it splits when trying to thread the needle, once threaded there is never a problem so I tend to use a metallic needle to make my life easier as it has a bigger eye and has made no differene to the finished designed...I'm sure you will become a fan...I have about 100 reels and there are so many beautiful colours I don't have !!!!
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I bought some Isacord and my Bernina does not like it at all. I loved the colors and the weight of it but I think my machine is persnickity and I went back to Aurifil.
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Originally Posted by tutt View Post
I bought some Isacord and my Bernina does not like it at all. I loved the colors and the weight of it but I think my machine is persnickity and I went back to Aurifil.
Weird, Isacord is one of the threads Bernina recommends with their machines. Bernina's website even has a coupon deal on it right now.


I personally like Isacord- and yes, it does sew up shiny.
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My Bernina loves Isacord. I use it all the time for embroidery. They say it is very good for quilting too.
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Bernina loved Isacord so much they bought half of the company.
Are you using the top quality needles and changing as suggested by your dealer/ manual?
I have never had a complaint about Isacord. Hope you can find the answer.
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I use Isacord almost exclusively on both my Baby Lock and Janome. I love it, especially the little bit of shine on my quilting. I learned about it from watching Leah Day's videos.
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I used Isacord all the time on my Bernina (I have 2 machines) .... Maybe ur machines needs a tune-up...
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