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Jan. 25th, 2013 04:52 pm
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[personal profile] ktmae posting in [community profile] quilting
Hi all,

I am new to the community.

I have a question...

As a beginner, I have bought threads that I wanted to quilt with and for one reason or another my machines didn't like them. I have in some cases almost entire spools of thread.

What do you do with it?

hand sew?

Date: 2014-05-18 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] emmne
My mother noticed that some threads prefer going one way; I noticed that its not always the way it comes off the spool. You can try seeing if your machine prefers the troublesome thread as bobbin thread, which effectively flows the reverse way since it has to be put on a bobbin before use.

Otherwise relegate it to the hand sewing pile, such as for applique, bindings, "embroidery", patch work, etc. I also hand sew mini quilts as the small pieces are prone to get caught in the machine and are handy for travel crafts. Depending on the thread, it might work for hand quilting, too, but if it starts to fray before you get to the end of the thread, don't do that.

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