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    Recommended thread brand for fw

    I would like to know if you have a preferred brand of thread to use on a feathweight or does it make any difference? I have heard coats and clark is very linty so it isn't a good choice.
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    While it is a bit linty, my FW loves Coats & Clark. That was all I ever saw at the store growing up, so I figured that was what it was always accustomed to. I've got a ton of it and will use up what I have as long as it's stitching ok. I haven't tried my Aurifil on it yet, but my other machine loves it.

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    I have used several different brands on my featherweight. Mine doesn't seem to have a specific brand apetite. When doing FMQ on mine, I have even used machine embroidery thread on it and it seems to do just fine. Good luck. I think it depends on your preference more than the machine preference.

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    No matter which thread you use, take the feed dog cover off every 2 bobbin fill and clean lint out.
    Just passing through!

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    Re:thread for FW -- I just got my 'new' little darling FW, 1937, and questioned using 100% polyester thread in view of the fact that she was made prior to non-cotton threads. Seems they can build up some kind of static -- ? Should I avoid the 100% polyester in favor of Dual Duty until I can order some 100% cotton?
    Does that make sense to any of you much-more-experienced sewists and FW users? Thanks.

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    Static isn't going to be an issue since the FWs aren't computerized. Use whatever thread works well for you!
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    Whatever you prefer is what these featherweights love. I have used Dual Duty, 100% poly and 100% cotton and have never had a problem.

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    I've never had any problems with any thread I use on my FW.
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    THANKS, everyone. Oh, I do love having such a wonderful source of information and particpants so generous with their experience!

    That said, I forgot another question so must pester you all again:
    I'm quilting with Superior Threads mono-poly 'invisible' top thread (not nylon). Still okay, do you think? I can just try it, of course, but prefer to see if anyone knows before I try it, 'just in case...'
    Last edited by postal packin' mama; 01-09-2012 at 01:46 PM.

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    Thanks goodness that none of my machines are picky about the thread they eat., not the FW's or the 66's or the Kenmore/Janome computerized machine. Oh, and I forgot the 15/90. she's sweet tempered too.
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    My bobbin does not like Aurifil, works well on top though.

    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    While it is a bit linty, my FW loves Coats & Clark. That was all I ever saw at the store growing up, so I figured that was what it was always accustomed to. I've got a ton of it and will use up what I have as long as it's stitching ok. I haven't tried my Aurifil on it yet, but my other machine loves it.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    quote:"While it is a bit linty, my FW loves Coats & Clark. "

    Does anyone know how Dual Duty compares, linty wise, to Connecting Threads 100% cotton or 100% polyester thread?

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    The girls at the studio use Connecting threads on their FW's with no problems.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    I am a strict thread snob when it comes to my new machines. But, that's the beauty of vintage machines- you can use anything. There are the possible negative associated with linty threads messing up electronics. Use what you have.

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    I prefer the Aurifil, less linty, but I have used others without a problem.

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    The only thread I've had trouble with in my FW is Masterpiece. I don't like poly threads for piecing quilts...it melts when I press my block sections. The cotton threads I use in all of my machines is Essentials Cotton thread from Connecting Threads,Gutterman, Mettler and Auriful.
    I use the large cones with a cone thread stand, lovely thread and priced right too.

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    As long as you use the same thread in the bobbin as in the top you shouldn't have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandmajlh View Post
    There is a great diagram here that shows how it goes back together. Actually, there is a ton of great info on Featherweights on April's site.

    http://www.april1930s.com/html/bobbi...___needle.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    The only thread I've had trouble with in my FW is Masterpiece. I don't like poly threads for piecing quilts...it melts when I press my block sections. The cotton threads I use in all of my machines is Essentials Cotton thread from Connecting Threads,Gutterman, Mettler and Auriful.
    I use the large cones with a cone thread stand, lovely thread and priced right too.
    Yet I'm using Masterpiece in my FW all the time, with great results. Every machine has its quirks!

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