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    Super Member Happy Linda's Avatar
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    Am I nuts for using polyester serger thread on my long arm machine? It really works the best. No skipping or breaking threads or loops on the bottom.
    Linda

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    I dunno... I tried it once, when I was just starting to quilt, and I found it was very prone to breakage, to the point of driving me insane. But whatever works for you, I guess....

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    Use whatever works best. Wish mine liked the cheaper stuff. I bought the $1/cone poly thread at JoAnn and hoped it would work, but it breaks! "Rachel" loves King Tut and Bottom Line! I wait for it to go on sale!

    I anyone using the Essential Pro from Connecting Threads successfully? I bought one spool, but haven't tried it yet. The price is right, so I hope it works. LA's are like people....picky!

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    Depends on what look you are going for. Is Serger thread 2 ply or 3 ply?
    Cheryl Robinson
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    No. That's what I use all the time. I think why it works, is because like a serger, the long arms run at a greater speed than our sewing machines.

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    I have used Essential Pro successfully, and I use a lot of the Metro embroidery thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I have used Essential Pro successfully, and I use a lot of the Metro embroidery thread.
    Do you use the Metro embroidery thread to do the actual quilting?
    If so, that's very intersting to me. I have tons of this thread in all colors!
    Does it tend to break? What are you using in the bobbin?
    In my quilt lab!

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    I have a friend that uses it all of the time.. She has an HQ16.
    Vicki Mc in SC
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    Thanks for all the replies. I sewed my quilt and had no problem.
    Linda

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