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Thread: Question on embroidery thread

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    When machine embroidering what count thread do u use. And what kind. Is there diffence like cotton, polyester? Thanks for your help

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    I use Isacord thread

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    The best thread to do embroidery with is embroidery thread, Other thread can be used but there is more lint and sometimes you have to adjust the tension. I am not in my sewing room so I can't check the weight of my favorite brand.

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    Anton Robinson Rayon or Poly

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    I tried Rayon thread due to the great number of colors available (and the major availablitliy of it), but my machine does not like rayon. It would shred in the machine. I use polyester only. I have some Poly 40X and Coats and Clark trilobal polyester.
    I think it depends on your machine. My advice: don't buy a TON of colors until you figure out what your machine likes. And, give yourself time to figure it out!
    Happy sewing

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    I have a Janome 8000 I use Janome acryl 100% #50, or the Rayon 40 wt. by coats & clark, My machine isn't to fussy but does like the blue tip embroidery needles made for embroidery but I agree with buckyfan19 try a few with different needles sometimes think also what you are sewing on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    Anton Robinson Rayon or Poly
    I agree - These are my favorites,

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    I mainly use Isacord, but have used Robison-Anton. I also use polyester for the most part.

    mltquilt

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    Almost all embroidery thread is 40 wt. At least the 5 different brands I have are 40 wt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckyfan19
    I tried Rayon thread due to the great number of colors available (and the major availablitliy of it), but my machine does not like rayon. It would shred in the machine. I use polyester only. I have some Poly 40X and Coats and Clark trilobal polyester.
    I think it depends on your machine. My advice: don't buy a TON of colors until you figure out what your machine likes. And, give yourself time to figure it out!
    Happy sewing
    You shouldn't have a shredding problem if you use an embroidery needle either 75/11 or 80/12. The correct needle is the key to successful embroidery. I love Sulky 40 wt., also Robison Anton is good, or Madeira.

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    I agree with the post that embroidery thread only should be used for embroidery. I have purchased large cones of white rayon blend for the bobbin thread and that saves the colors for other uses. There will be items that you will want to make sure your bobbin thread isn't peeking thru. Provided your tension is correct, shouldn't be a problem. Enjoy your machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    I use Isacord thread
    Me too!

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    I got my thread from metroemb.com My brother has been very happy with it... haven't had any problems yet

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    All of mine is 40 wt :D:D:D

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    120D embroidery thread

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