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Thread: Thread for Bernina's??

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    The older machines need to have the thread tension loosened slightly to handle Masterpiece thread.
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    When piecing using a 50 wt thread like Aurofil or Masterpiece it doesn't take up so much room in the seams and they will lay nicer. It doesn't seem like that little bit should make difference but it does.
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    My Bernina has loved every thread I've thrown at it. I use coats and Clark, connecting threads essential, isacord, yli, mettler, superior and probably others.

    Dealer says isacord, mettler are best, but the machine does not seem to be picky.

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    I've used all brands of threads from cheap to expensive. If it works well, I use it. I had one expensive varigated thread that gave me fits. It made lint balls right in front of the needle and I worked with it to finish the FMQ job and marked the spool with a warning sticker. It might have just been a lemon spool but I won't start another big FMQ job with that brand again. I have used the cheap polyester cone thread from Walmart for general sewing with no problems. Believe me, your machine will tell you which thread it likes and doesn't like! I must say my new favorite is the Aurifil.

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    Aurifil is my "go to" thread. I'm trying to use up my Mettler Silk Finish cotton, but since I started using Aurifil a few years ago, I really don't like it. Compared to Aurifil, it seems "slubby." Superior and King Tut are others I like. Other brands didn't necessarily work better in my machiine, I just prefer the look and the beautifully flat seams that I get when using the Aurifil. And when I bought a multiple-spool package on-line, the cost for the large spools is quite reasonable.

    Monofiliment thread in the top gives me very little trouble, having followed a professional quilter's tip to use a drop of Sewer's Aid on it before using.

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    Aurifil 50wt is 2 ply. Connecting Threads is 50wt is 3 ply. I prefer 2 ply for piecing and 3 ply for machine quilting. For 2 ply a universal size 90/14 is too big a needle. I use a 60/8 with Aurifil.

    Kas is right. Silk thread will make your machine quilting look like a master quilter stitches. Using silk thread and wool batting is the best way to learn machine quilting.
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    I've had lots of problems with thread in my Bernina. I finally found that Gutermann cones work perfectly for it. No breakages anymore. It's an answer to a 2 year old problem.
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    I use Mettler or Gutermann when making garments. For quilting, I use Aurifil. My Bernina does not like lint. I clean it often.

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    I've used every brand there is in my 640, with no problem with top tension or the bobbin. There are a few cones that create more lint than others, so I clean more often when using those. I like using the 3000m cones with a thread stand.

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    Oh, I love this thread about thread. I own two Berninas. One is an 830 Record from the 70s. Used to use C & C all the time. When I purchased my used Artista E it came with 300 spools of Isacord. It loves Isacord. Isacord on my 830 Record actually bounces out of it track of threading on the upper thread... go figure! On a few of my vintage machines C & C (manufactured this century) throws the tension off and makes a mess of things. My motto or habit, if you will, is if a brand gives me problems repeatedly on a machine... I don't use it, I move it to another machine. Quilters and threads are funny. We are all different and we just have to find what suits us. I have heard alot of Aurifll but since I have lots of Isacord, it will be a long, long time before I switch over.

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    My Berninas have always sewn well with any thread I happen to have. Rarely have to adjust the tension. I have used a lot of Singer machines, too, and have had the same good results. From my experience, people who are always messing with the machine tension are the folks who have the most problems with their mechines. Maybe my machines work well because I expect them to do so! LOL

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    I use CT mostly but still have some CC that I use. I don't have a problem but I do have to clean the machine more with CC.

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