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Old 09-20-2012, 10:44 AM
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Can you use metallic thread in the bobbin. Never used it before and I bought Gutterman metallic and am very hesitant to put it in the bobbin, but I want to use it on both sides of the tablerunner since it is reversible.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:51 AM
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Can you use metallic thread in the bobbin. Never used it before and I bought Gutterman metallic and am very hesitant to put it in the bobbin, but I want to use it on both sides of the tablerunner since it is reversible.
I've not tried, but to me the big issue is using a metallic needle that won't get the thread too hot. That's what causes problems, so I'd say the bobbin should work fine.

If you are worried about lint-----------just clean the bobbin area carefully after use.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:26 AM
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I'm not sure if it will work...metallic thread shreds so easily that you may have a big mess.
I would try it out on a sample...
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IT WORKED! No problems at all. Don't know if it was the Gutterman thread, the machine or me, but I went slow and everything turned out great.
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I have trouble enough with it on the top let alone the bobbin. Good luck and let us know
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Old 09-20-2012, 12:21 PM
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No problem. Think of all the different threads and almost even thin yarns we use in our bobbins to do bobbin work. I just went not really fast when sewing with metallic thread this way.

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Old 09-21-2012, 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by 2blackcats View Post
IT WORKED! No problems at all. Don't know if it was the Gutterman thread, the machine or me, but I went slow and everything turned out great.

Patience pays off! Good to know!
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Glad it went ok. I was going to tell you I have used it in a bobbin with no trouble. Someone told me after that I wasn't supposed to, but it turned out fine!
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As long as you sewed slow, that is probably why it worked for you.Sewing faster would cause more friction, and that probably would have caused breakages. Glad it worked for you!
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I would think in the bobbin would be easier than the needle
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