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Old 07-31-2008, 04:09 AM
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Started to quilt my quilt for the show; but I'm running into some trouble. I'm quilting by hand and I'm quilting with miltalic (?) thread. and it keeps on breaking. I tried thread heven, bees wax, shorting the thread where I almost have nothing on the needle. I mean it's looking good; but I need to find a better way so the thread dose not break on me all the time. Is there any one who can help me?
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:33 AM
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Sorry, I can't help you, but I wanted to say I know how frustrating that is! I hope someone has a great answer!!!!!

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Old 07-31-2008, 04:39 AM
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When using that type of thread in the machine you have to use "just the right" needle. It takes trial and error to find that needle. I can't help you with hand work. Sorry

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:43 AM
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Other than the needle, the only thing I can think of is not to pull it through too much material. How I mean that is if you put 10 stitches on your needle, try doing only 5. then you wouldn't have as much tension on your metallic thread and it shouldn't break.

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Old 07-31-2008, 06:47 AM
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Have you tried a needle with a LARGE eye? I know the metallic machine needles have a large hole than a normal needle - maybe that will help.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:11 AM
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I think Sue is on the right track. I know the metallic machine needles are very different than standard sewing needles. I wonder if you need a needle whose eye is smoother and rounder. Also, some thread actually has a direction to it. If all else fails, try swapping ends.
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:18 AM
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here are some links:
http://www.sewvac1.com/Library/Sewingtips.htm#metallics

http://users.rcn.com/bendesky/about/cozy.html
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:30 AM
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Thanks evey one for your help. I'll have to stop for some new needles. And try it again tonight.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:40 AM
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I used metallic thread, kept on breaking, found out it was old. Bought a new spool, everything was fine.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:12 PM
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Try either yenmet embroidery thread (it is poly coated) or DMC metallic thread, it is coated too.
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