Monday, May 17, 2021

Thread lightly


Thread. Does it really make a difference? When you are having problems with your sewing machine, the first thing to do is change the needle. If you are still experiencing problems, check your thread.

Today there are so many threads to choose from. And quality may make a difference. You may have a machine that is really picky, so finding the right thread is key.

There is polyester, cotton, dual duty, spun polyester, silk..... And within those are different manufacturers. Some have more stray fibers than others. Finding the right thread can save you time and money. 

It is also helpful the be sure to wind your bobbin correctly. Make sure there are no tails hanging from the bobbin when inserted into the case. It can cause the machine to jam and make the upper thread break. Always use a bobbin designed for your machine. Trying to use a generic bobbin can cause damage to the bobbin case.


Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Since I have so many different machines, I use the donut bobbin holders, and label them with the machine type. It makes it easier to grab the correct bobbins (so I don't have to look at the bobbins).