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    #16
    Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

    That netting that is put around fancy fruit this time of year, like one fresh pear, might work. I am picturing the monofilament thread puddling like fishing line does.

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      #17
      Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

      Thanks Hulamoon for the picture. I learned something today. I may give invisible thread another try.

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        #18
        Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

        Originally posted by TMP View Post
        Thanks Hulamoon for the picture. I learned something today. I may give invisible thread another try.
        mmmmmmmmmm
        🌺 Lorie

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          #19
          Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

          The above suggestions are all great and hopefully will get your thread flowing freely. But, in addition to those recommendations, may I suggest a change in thread and needles for your next project?

          I have used invisible thread for many years. I found that the 100% nylon thread breaks constantly and difficult to flow off the spool freely, even with a net. Therefore, I threw out all the old YLI and Joann's clear thread and invested in Superior Threads Monopoly thread. It's actually 100% polyester thread and much easier to use. A Microtex or a Topstitch needle is good to use with the invisible thread, as it has a larger, elongated hole for the thread. I use the Superior Titanium Topstitch #14 most of the time. I also found that every one of my machines required setting the upper tension to a low number to get good tension balance. Normally, I use BottomLine thread in the bobbin.

          http://www.superiorthreads.com/shop/...%2C200+yds.%29

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            #20
            Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

            So much good advice and information - a storehouse of knowledge here . . . thanks everyone and especially to Sharyn J for valuable info.

            I do want to give feedback on my quilting last night. Lorie, even though I ordered the netting, I poked around in my kitchen and found a nice soft netting that 'garlic' came in and just the right size. I washed it good and cut off a length . . put it on my unruly spool of thread, then used my seam ripper top to set my thread vertical - - - - and glory be, everything worked perfectly - no jam up or breakage.

            So much better to have two hands on the quilt for stitching, instead of one hand on the thread track to keep it from messing up.

            Thank you all so much. My next questions, no doubt, will be about 'binding' > > > wait for it!!
            NC sayin's from my mama n' daddy, a reminder, lest I forget:

            ~I’m gonna tan your hide. (You’re about to get a whoopin’.)
            ~set yourself down a spell ~~every day of the week n' twice on Sundays
            ~knock you clean into next week n' then some ~~deader than a door nail
            ~can't get blood from a turnip ~~your neck o'the woods
            ~You're just playing possum (pretendin' to be asleep when you didn't want to get up n' go to school)
            "B"

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              #21
              Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

              Originally posted by bscuzz View Post
              So much good advice and information - a storehouse of knowledge here . . . thanks everyone and especially to Sharyn J for valuable info.

              I do want to give feedback on my quilting last night. Lorie, even though I ordered the netting, I poked around in my kitchen and found a nice soft netting that 'garlic' came in and just the right size. I washed it good and cut off a length . . put it on my unruly spool of thread, then used my seam ripper top to set my thread vertical - - - - and glory be, everything worked perfectly - no jam up or breakage.

              So much better to have two hands on the quilt for stitching, instead of one hand on the thread track to keep it from messing up.

              Thank you all so much. My next questions, no doubt, will be about 'binding' > > > wait for it!!
              I love your little 'hack'! Lei netting, garlic netting, pear netting. I was watching the Grandma challenge on Food Network and one of the challenges was to use a hack. They were all confused lol I'm so happy it worked!
              🌺 Lorie

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                #22
                Re: Another day of Quilting . . . and this 'thread' is all about 'thread'!!

                I'm glad you sorted it all out and it was just the spool position and "tamer" required! Nothing worse than being held up from completing a project while your machine is misbehaving, so so much better when it is something like this that you can fix easily.

                Just as an aside.....re invisible/monofilament thread. I would not dismiss the nylon monofilament in preference to the poly.......I have used nylon with absolutely no problems and excellent results as have many experienced quilters. I think the important point here is to only buy good quality monofilament and to try both types and then you, your project and your machine can choose which you prefer to use.
                Last edited by just4me; December 22nd, 2016, 12:14 PM.

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