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  • Gutermann's cotton thread

    This is the first time I've used Gutermann's so I have nothing to compare to. I know some people here do use it.

    Question:

    Does it always do a kinky curl when it comes off the spool?? It's really annoying and sometimes causes the thread to come out of the first guide eye. I don't use the thread holder located on the machine, I use one of the ones that stand behind the machine. I tried it so the thread would come off the spool from both directions but neither one helps the problem.

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

    Carlie Wolf
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    Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

    Wow. I've never had that happen with Gutermann, but I just checked a spool and I have the 100% Polyester.

    The only suggestion I have is to try the vertical spool holder on your machine. The shorter distance between thread spool and machine might help. Of course, the experts say that a longer distance helps to uncurl your thread, but that's not happening for you.
    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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    • #3
      Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

      Thanks for the suggestion Guitar Gramma! HaHa yes, the longer distance just made more and more curls :-) I'll try this when I put the white back on. I'm shifting back and forth between projects lately.
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      Women are Angels.
      When someone
      break's our wings
      we will continue to
      fly...usually on a
      broomstick.
      We're flexible like that.
      - embroitique

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      • #4
        Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

        I use Gutermann cotton all the time. My Janome machines as well as the Brother love it.

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        • #5
          Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

          I don't like that brand. Even for hand sewing I find it very tangly but it does come in a nice range of colors.

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          • #6
            Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

            I just tried it as Guitar Grandma suggested. It works far better when I spool it from my machine. Actually almost looks straight that way. Does do some looping under the pressure foot when in the up position but that did seem to be the "fix".

            Nwmnteacher, It's the Brother I'm using it on. :-/
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            Women are Angels.
            When someone
            break's our wings
            we will continue to
            fly...usually on a
            broomstick.
            We're flexible like that.
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            • #7
              Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

              I have never used Gutterman so am no help.

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              • #8
                Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                I wonder if you might have grabbed a spool of the hand quilting cotton? It's got some kind of coating on it that can gum up a sewing machine and perhaps cause it to coil off the spool. Gutermann natural cotton thread has an orange-ish spool and the hand quilting one comes on a sort of taupe-ish spool.

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                • #9
                  Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                  Yes, I very well could have. I'm not very familiar with their products. Also it is a taupe-ish spool. The way it comes off the spool kind of reminds me of the way floss does so I'll bet you're right. hummm, I'll have to watch to see any signs of gumming. Oh my!.
                  https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/co.../icon_wave.gif
                  Women are Angels.
                  When someone
                  break's our wings
                  we will continue to
                  fly...usually on a
                  broomstick.
                  We're flexible like that.
                  - embroitique

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                  • #10
                    Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                    This is indeed a tangled web of concerns!
                    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                      Originally posted by GuitarGramma View Post
                      This is indeed a tangled web of concerns!
                      HaHa, tooooo funny :-)
                      https://forum.missouriquiltco.com/co.../icon_wave.gif
                      Women are Angels.
                      When someone
                      break's our wings
                      we will continue to
                      fly...usually on a
                      broomstick.
                      We're flexible like that.
                      - embroitique

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                      • #12
                        Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                        I never thought of that! You're probably right. I usually warn
                        people when they bring up hand quilting thread to the check-out at JoAnns. I ask if they're doing hand quilting.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Gutermann's cotton thread

                          My machines decline to operate well with Guttermans ...picky little things they are!
                          Connie

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