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Thread: The sewing witch is here tonight and I can't get rid of her!

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    Have you ever had a spool of thread break completely in half??

    I set my machine up for free motion quilting and practiced for a few minutes to make sure my stitching was ok. Then I started filling bobbins so I could start quilting my Garden Tiles quilt. I no sooner got the second bobbin filled and the entire spool broke completely in half! I've never seen anything like it.

    The thread is Madiera Aerofil. It's a brand new spool! Well, so much for getting this thing quilted this weekend.

    The only other thread I have that comes close to the color I need for the backing of this quilt is Isacord embroidery thread. I wonder if it would be ok to use instead???

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    OMG! I have never seen that happen to anyone, least of all to me! So sorry!

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    No Way!! :( I am sure this
    is one of the most unusual
    things I have ever seen!!

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    Weird.

    It would be gremlins though and not witches.

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    How is that even possible??? :shock:

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    That's why I posted a picture...I was like who in the world is going to believe this! I was holding the very end with my left hand and used my fingers on my right hand to just barely touch and guide the thread. I've done it a million times. Just as the bobbin was filled I went to cut the thread and it felt funny and I looked down and it was broken in half! I never once felt any friction.LOL!

    I just hate that it's Saturday night and I only have two bobbins filled and I had planned on staying up late to quilt. :(

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    That's really crazy. I'd take the spool with me and ask for a replacement at the store.


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    One good thing came out of tonight's sewing though. I tried a new product that I bought recently called "SewSlip". You can see it at www.sewslip.com although I bought mine from my local quilt shop. It helps your quilt glide under the needle when doing free motion quilting. I have back trouble and I thought maybe it would help me not have to fight the quilt so much so I could sew longer at a sitting. It's well worth the money!

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    For a second there I thought you were talking about my wife being at your house! :mrgreen:

    I have never seen one break like that but it does not surprise me at all with the way these companies are trying to save a buck. The bad thing is that there is a lot of thread that may be going to waste now. :(

    Billy

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    I think the sewing witch is having a good laugh over this one. Never seen anything like that.

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    Oh my! I would never have imagined a spool could break like that. Strange! :shock:

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    That's bizarre. Thanks for including the photo. I couldn't imagine what it would have looked like otherwise.

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    I have gone threw a lot of thread and I have never had anything like that happen to me,

    I do use isacord embroidery thread to quilt all the time, I have a large selection as I do a lot of embroidery and find it easy to match find what color I am looking for.

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    :shock:
    That's just plain strange! I've been sewing since the dark ages and I've never had anything like that happen. Weird.


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    Go to the company's website and e-mail them the picture. Thread costs too much to waste because of a crappy piece of plastic.

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    I was just going to mention the same thing Moonpi said.
    Go to the website and include the picture to them.
    Ya never know....you might not only get the one spool replaced, but they might send more!

    Worth a try!

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    Holy cow!!! :shock: :lol: :lol: that about takes the cake doesn't it??? :roll: :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    For a second there I thought you were talking about my wife being at your house! :mrgreen: Billy
    which begs the question: do you have a death wish or a really good divorce attorney? :shock:

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    Really odd thread situation! I also have a sew slip and like it. My machine doesn't drop the feed dogs so this makes it nice and smooth.

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    Oh my word! That would have freaked me out if that happened to me. Who would have thought this could happen. I agree with the others and send that thread back to the store.

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    OMG!! I've never heard of that before.

    Yes, you can use isacord thread in the bobbin too, I do all the time!

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    Gremlins people, Gremlins!! Not witches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    For a second there I thought you were talking about my wife being at your house! :mrgreen: Billy
    which begs the question: do you have a death wish or a really good divorce attorney? :shock:
    LOL! Looks like Billy has some "splainin" to do!

    I think I will email the manufacturer and include the picture. It's the darndest thing I"ve ever seen. Thanks so much ladies for letting me know that you also quilt with the Isacord thread. I do machine embroidery too so I have all the colors in that so this means that I can spend the day quilting this quilt after all.

    Oh...and I think I'm going to send this sewing witch..@$%@#^, ummm, GREMLIN..(sorry) back to Billy's house!

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    I use embroidery thread for quilting all the time.

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    So I see that Murphy has moved on to your place. Sorry about that (and no, I did not send him, HONESTLY!)

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