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Thread: Opinion of Superior Threads So Fine #50

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    Opinion of Superior Threads So Fine #50

    I've seen so many videos about the pros/cons of polyester thread and I think I'll see for myself. I was taught to piece and quilt with only cotton on cotton fabric. But so many other things I was taught went out the window when I tried things on my own. I use 50 for piecing everything except batiks, where I like to use 60 wt. I like to do the quilting in 40 wt. Superior seems to have a good product, but what do you think ? Oh, and yummi colors too.....

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    I use Masterpiece on top and Bottomline in my bobbin, I did have to tighten the tension on my bobbin, but I love the combination, my piecing accuracy has improved.

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    Love it...I use it for piecing and quilting and find it cuts down on lots of lint in the bobbin area. I also use Bottom Line in the bobbin for wall hangings as they don't need to be as sturdy.


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    I love it, too. I use Bottom Line exclusively for piecing, it's very strong and I find it increased my accuracy. I have a ton of longarmer friends who use King Tut exclusively for quilting, partially because their machines love it and partially because it's so available and easy to get.

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    Superior Sew Fine is a great thread. I use it mainly for quilting and I love it and so does my machine. It is a strong thread but blends right into the fabric for a beautiful stitch. It produces very little lint. I also find that it is affordable.

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    I love Superior Threads thread. My machines love it.
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    So fine 50 is my go to thread. I use it most of the time in the bobbins with any thread on top. I use it on top for machine quilting both walking foot and FMQ. It’s especially good for quilting if you don’t want the quilting to be obvious.

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    It's the one I use also for piecing. For bobbins, I will wind 8-10 at a time and keep them in a small zip-loc bag in my sewing box. They are labeled and it's easy to change out when a new bobbin is needed. No need to stop and wind bobbins.

    I've use white and a light gray color and just started on my third spool. The large spools go a long ways.

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    I love SoFine #50--use it probably 90% of the time in the long arm--rest of the time is with Superior's Bottomline or MicroQuilter or Permacore. King Tut is too linty and seems to break more when I'm LA. For piecing I like SoFine or BottomLine But SoFine is wonderful and comes in soooo many colors!

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    I also was told everything had to be the same so cotton it was. A few years ago I asked my LA quilter what kind she used on her customers quilts, she said So Fine, so that is what I use for quilting. My piecing thread for the most part is generally cotton especially the ones I bought for use in my longarm that my machine and I both hated mostly because of the amount of lint but works fine for the piecing.
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    i use superior thread on all my machines. fantastic thread

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    I use Superior threads for most of my quilting and piecing projects. I have tried others and keep migrating back to the Superior products. My favorite combination is to quilt with King Tut and use Bottom Line in the the bottom. I do like Masterpiece piecing. I have it in neutral colors only.

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    I try to use that kind exclusively. It's such a difference in lint build up with polyester thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pewa88 View Post
    Superior Sew Fine is a great thread. I use it mainly for quilting and I love it and so does my machine. It is a strong thread but blends right into the fabric for a beautiful stitch. It produces very little lint. I also find that it is affordable.
    I've been having a lint problem lately. Thanks for the heads up - I kept thinking it was the fabric.

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    I've been using Bottom Line in top and bobbin for piecing and found that my accuracy improved quite a bit.

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    Our HQ loves the So Fine 50 weight, so I do, too!

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