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    silicone thread conditioner

    hi--- any one used the silicone thread conditioner--how do you rate it have they used it on the machine needle without problems

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    when i bought my bernia. the gal through in some and said she uses it every time, but i am scared
    it will hurt my machine so i havent tried it yet.

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    I use it for any thread that is breaking for no good reason--especially while quilting with cheaper cotton threads such as Coats & Clark. It helps control the lint build up and keep the fuzzies from rubbing and eventually snapping the thread. I run several lines of Sewer's Aid down the cone before I start and let it soak in for 30 minutes before quilting. It works very well for me. I have been doing this for at least 5 years now and my baby has only been in the shop once--for sucking a lint ball up into the tension disks! Lint is my nemesis--LOL!
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    I've had some for about a year.....never thought it did much --until yesterday! I have 2 half cones of thread for my longarm. I was doing freemotion on a charity quilt. Tried to use one for the bobbin thread but it kept breaking. I finally used the 2nd cone and set the 1st one aside. Then, down to the last 6 inches I needed another bobbin!!! Was lazy, didn't want to unthread my machine, so I put some of the lubricant on the 1st cone, waited a minute, then started winding. WOW it worked SO well!!!! No more breaking!!!!

    BTW - I talked to the repairman/technician/owner of the shop about it when he set up my machine. He's worked on all types of machines and said it absolutely will not hurt your machine. My DH said it's a silicone lubricant and I know he uses the "mechanic version" all over -- with cars and motorhome.
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    I use it for embroidery all the time. Well not each and every time, but lots. I just put a few drops on 4 sides of the top of the spool and let it drip/soak. then I touch my finger to the tip of the bottle and run my finger down the needle. I feel it gives the little bit of help that I need when things just aren't going smoothly. My friend has a 4 needle machine and she used more! Linda

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    I love and use sewers aid all the time. My machine gets quieter and makes me happier

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning View Post
    I use it for any thread that is breaking for no good reason--especially while quilting with cheaper cotton threads such as Coats & Clark. It helps control the lint build up and keep the fuzzies from rubbing and eventually snapping the thread. I run several lines of Sewer's Aid down the cone before I start and let it soak in for 30 minutes before quilting. It works very well for me. I have been doing this for at least 5 years now and my baby has only been in the shop once--for sucking a lint ball up into the tension disks! Lint is my nemesis--LOL!
    Ditto on BKrenning's comments. Sewer's Aid seems to help a lot, especially with poorer quality threads, and hasn't hurt my machines at all. I've been using it for years. It also makes hand stitching thread behave better; less tangling for me.
    Wendy

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    thank you this place never lets me down

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    It really helps if you are embroidering with metallic thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cherylsea View Post
    It really helps if you are embroidering with metallic thread.
    would it help as much doing free motion on a DM?
    I have a bottle and never think of using it.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Never heard of silicone thread conditioner...what brand do you buy? Where do you get it? How does it compare to thread wax?

    I could have used something like wax or conditioner when hand sewing hems recently. Thanks for any info
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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble View Post
    would it help as much doing free motion on a DM?
    I have a bottle and never think of using it.
    It won't hurt and if the thread is breaking or fuzzing a lot--it will help those issues.
    Beverly

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    It does wonders with metallics and other specialty threads that otherwise misbehave.

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    Okay I want to try this - but what is it? Is there a brand name? Where did you get yours?

    WOW I love this board!!!

    Thanks all.
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    My bottle says "Sewer's Aid" on it. I got it at Joann's. I think it was a Drizt product on the notions wall.
    Beverly

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKrenning View Post
    My bottle says "Sewer's Aid" on it. I got it at Joann's. I think it was a Drizt product on the notions wall.
    Thanks for the info on where you purchased it. - a website I checked about using silicone said to make sure you're using the right thread and needle size to start with and don't overuse the stuff.
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    Having the right size &/or type needle is a good place to start. If you're halfway through the spool, though and it starts breaking or you notice the thread got fuzzier, break out that little bottle.
    Beverly

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    Thank you!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by bkrenning View Post
    my bottle says "sewer's aid" on it. I got it at joann's. I think it was a drizt product on the notions wall.
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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