How can I use different thread types without making continual tension adjustments?
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Jun 18, 2021 - 05:00 PM
Tension and thread breakage problems often cause frustration. First, slow down the machine speed. Cotton threads always produce more lint. Fabric fiber content matters. Sulky Rayon Thread has a rich, high sheen. It's a pliable fiber lending itself to intricate work. It does not have a high tensile strength, so abrading and fraying may be an issue with fabrics, such as a tightly woven batik. The solution: Try Sulky Poly Deco which is extremely strong and produces a shiny decorative result.
Sulky Invisible is made of Polyester. It's soft and supple enough even for baby quilts. Nylon can melt at cotton iron temperatures, or become brittle at high dryer settings.
Cotton threads: Fiber quality, length, the dyeing process, consistency of twist and strand matters. Sulky Cotton passes every test. 12 wt in the needle and 30 wt in the bobbin is ideal for flannel quilts. 30 wt in both the needle and bottom is an easy choice for anyone preferring Cotton. Try Sulky Cotton Blendables for quilt tops where a varied look is desired. Clean the area with every bobbin change, and put a drop of oil in the race every 8 to 10 bobbins.
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