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Thread: Longarm Thread

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    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
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    What kind of thread do you use when quilting on your longarm?

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    I have a mid arm, and I have been using Maxilock serger thread. :D

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    I like superior threads. But have used the maxi-lock also. Works great. have had other people on other boards blast me for even suggesting that I use maxi-lock :thumbdown: . I find the maxi-lock to be alot less linty. Plus it is readily available. Some of us who live in remote retail areas, that is a huge plus.

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    I use Signature thread. It is a linty, but I like the look of it on the quilts.

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    I use ThreadArt thread, cotton machine quilting thread on the cones. The price is great. There is quite a bit of lint from cotton thread, and each cone has a knot or two but at a bit over $5 for a cone it's worth it to me because I quilt a lot. This thread is strong and comes in many colors.
    I have talked to longarmers who use serger thread, they say it works fine too but I haven't tried it. I just don't trust the strength of serger thread.

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    I too use serger thread, it's polyester and very very strong.

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    I have been using thread from this site - I saw them at MQX in Providence RI and got a free spool. It is Poly, not expensive, not linty and works in my Voyager 17 beautifully.

    http://www.bobbincentral.com/Embroid...hreads_s/2.htm

    I have also use Connecting Thread's "Essential Thread" and it is very nice and my choice for looks but does generate a bit of lint as it is cotton.

    I do not use serger thread. Serger thread is designed to be light weight and to have multiple strands used on one seam.

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    superior and king tut ($$$)

    i once used the invisible thread. never again. i had to change all the tension settings and it took forever to reset them.

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    Signature, Sew Fine, and MaxiLock are my favorites. The invisible thread is my least favorite. I have also used my polyester embroidery thread. Don't use rayon, it bleeds and is not strong enough. I like the thread to blend in rather than look heavy. Just MHO. I always use the same type thread in my bobbin, but bought some Bottomline but haven't tried it.

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    I use thread from Connecting Threads. Works fine for me.

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    Super Member brushandthimble's Avatar
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    Superior thread- King Tut on top and So Fine in the bobbin, or Auriful for either one, sometimes YLI in the top; 99% I use varigated on the top.

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    I use the Glide thread from Bobbincentral.com also. And the Magna bobbins. It's beautiful thread and I have no tension issues with it either.

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    Senior Member quiltingmimipj's Avatar
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    I appreciate your taking time to answer. I do not have a longarm machine, but I have someone quilt the larger quilts for me.

    I do not like invisible thread at all.

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    Super Member Rebecca VLQ's Avatar
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    I'm so glad you all mentioned the invisible. I've been toying with it in my mind....now I will skip it! :D

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    I really like the look of invisible thread! I find that colored thread often interferes with the quilt pattern and makes the quilt look too busy for my taste. Give invisible a try. I think the results look much more like hand quilting.

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    WOW! I didn't know there were so many different types of threads!!!!! I'd wondered about using the Serger thread....I can find the colors I like in those!!! Thanks for asking!

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    I use Superior Thread....mostly King Tut.....very dependable and I can live with what lint accumulates. MY PROBLEM: I recently used a cone(which is more economical) but the thread kept breaking...over and over. Is is becuase I used the cone?....the thread itself worked fine on my Janome table machine. Any suggestions?

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    Senior Member leggz48's Avatar
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    I use Superior Thread....mostly King Tut.....very dependable and I can live with what lint accumulates. MY PROBLEM: I recently used a cone(which is more economical) but the thread kept breaking...over and over. Is is becuase I used the cone?....the thread itself worked fine on my Janome table machine. Any suggestions?

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