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Old November 14th 04, 03:19 AM
muse9
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Default Invisible thread (again - sorry)

I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making that I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)


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Old November 14th 04, 08:53 AM
Patti
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Hullo Bonnie
This is the 'thickness' I use. I haven't tried the Sulky, but that is
definitely a good make, so I'm sure it will be fine.
Funnily enough, I have never had any problem (other than threading the
needle and tying knots because you can hardly see the wretched stuff
g), so I don't know of any special measures to be taken. Someone here

will be sure to have all the info. on it, though.
..
In article , muse9
writes
I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making that I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)



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Old November 14th 04, 01:54 PM
Polly Esther
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We've talked about the quirks and joys of invisible thread mighty thoroughly
quite recently so you already have a good base for trying it. However - by
all means do this. Make a sandwich of backing, the batting you plan to use
and some of the fabric that is used in your top. The sandwich needs to be
at least 12" square.
Practice on your sandwich and see if you have any problems or tinkering
to do. We're right here if you need us. All experts and very humble. Polly


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Old November 14th 04, 02:57 PM
Estelle Gallagher
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I'm not keen on using any monofiliment thread on quilts intended for
children!! Someone somewhere told me it is not safe in case they get it in
their mouths!! Estelle
"muse9" wrote in message
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I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible
threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making that
I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)


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Old November 14th 04, 03:17 PM
Julia in MN
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Sulky is the brand that was recommended when I took a machine quilting
class. I have used it quite a bit with good results. I do lower the
upper tension a bit. I use regular cotton sewing thread in the bobbin,
usually to match the backing.

You might also consider a variegated thread in colors that would blend
with your fabrics.

Julia in MN
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Old November 14th 04, 03:43 PM
Roberta Zollner
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Different machines = different tricks. With my Pfaff, the top tension has to
be lowered for free-motion quilting. And the invisible seems to look a
little better if I use silk in the bobbin. This was serendipity -found a
great bargain on variegated silk thread at a quilt show and bought lots. It
did not do well on top (although I didn't try it in a metallica needle), but
it's just wonderful in the bobbin.
Make yourself a practice sandwich and do some doodling until you find what
works.
Roberta in D

"muse9" wrote in message
...
I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible

threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making that

I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)


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Old November 14th 04, 05:06 PM
theys
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I just saw the thread lady on Fons and Porter yesterday. She's from
Sulky and she says they have a new 40 wt variegated thread that has
shorter distances between color changes so it blends better, it looked
very nice and I'm gonna try it.
"Julia in MN" wrote in
message ...
Sulky is the brand that was recommended when I took a machine

quilting
class. I have used it quite a bit with good results. I do lower the
upper tension a bit. I use regular cotton sewing thread in the

bobbin,
usually to match the backing.

You might also consider a variegated thread in colors that



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Old November 14th 04, 05:53 PM
Teresa in Colorado
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This subject line is confusing!
I keep thinking "why post at all if the 'thread' is invisible?"
Sigh. I think I'm working too hard.
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"Roberta Zollner" wrote in message
...
Different machines = different tricks. With my Pfaff, the top tension has

to
be lowered for free-motion quilting. And the invisible seems to look a
little better if I use silk in the bobbin. This was serendipity -found a
great bargain on variegated silk thread at a quilt show and bought lots.

It
did not do well on top (although I didn't try it in a metallica needle),

but
it's just wonderful in the bobbin.
Make yourself a practice sandwich and do some doodling until you find what
works.
Roberta in D

"muse9" wrote in message
...
I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible

threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making

that
I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The

only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine

quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for

machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a

bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)


--
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Old November 14th 04, 07:02 PM
Patti
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Yes, Teresa. Definitely g
(Mind you, that did cross my mind too!)
..
In article , Teresa in Colorado
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This subject line is confusing!
I keep thinking "why post at all if the 'thread' is invisible?"
Sigh. I think I'm working too hard.


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Old November 14th 04, 07:24 PM
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In article ,
"muse9" wrote:

I am still new at quilting and have not yet tried out any invisible threads.
There are so many different colors in the two I Spy quilts I'm making that I
think this might be the best thread to use for machine quilting them. I
bought a spool of Sulky polyester monofilament invisible thread. The only
size available was "Fine .004". Is this size correct for machine quilting
or is it too fine? Are there any tricks to using this thread for machine
quilting? (lower tension, etc.?)

I know this subject has been discussed a lot before but I was still a bit
unsure about this. Thanks so much for any pointers.

Bonnie
(working on piecing the second I Spy - not yet quilted the first)



Yup! That's the "right" size, and Sulky is supposed to be a good one,
though I haven't used it personally. I have used SewArt and YLI, though,
and they're also good. Since this monofilament stuff tends to get a bit
kinky after being on the spool for a while, be sure to keep your eye on
it as you quilt. Sometimes the kinks wind themselves around bits of your
machine and then tighten up and don't sew freely -- not nice. However,
this kind of thread is great for quilting where you don't want the
thread to be the main focus.
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