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« on: October 24, 2006 09:57:06 PM »

alright, so i'm making a baby quilt for a friend of mine.. and i figured "hey, i'll just use invisble thread, becase it'll look better"
well, i'm on the verge of throwing my sewing machine out the window!
has anyone had any problems with havintg to rethread the maching every minute because the thread keeps breaking?
that's the problem i'm having.. it took me 30+ minutes to sew one line!
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minivillage
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2006 10:48:39 PM »

alright, so i'm making a baby quilt for a friend of mine.. and i figured "hey, i'll just use invisble thread, becase it'll look better"
well, i'm on the verge of throwing my sewing machine out the window!
has anyone had any problems with havintg to rethread the maching every minute because the thread keeps breaking?
that's the problem i'm having.. it took me 30+ minutes to sew one line!

Gee I cant help much. I think I tried that stuff years and years ago and I know I have never tried it again. too weird.
I do have a tip about something else for you gals if you dont know.  When sewing with peridot..........thats that knit type fabric that is covered with tiny sequins?  I was pulling my hair out too.  it looked awful and the stitches were far apart and tangled  and the needle kept breaking then I heard of something called Sewers Aid
it comes in a little bottle like Fray Check .  I just put that on the needle every now and then and I get good stitches and the thread doesnt break. it is wonderful!!  you really cant sew peri dot without it.  So it would help anytime you are sewing sequins etc.
I dontknow if it would help with the invisible thread. I dont like that stuff either.  I always take a swatch to the fabric store and just buy a spool of thread that matches.  if you take the  end of the thread undone from the spool and lay it on your fabric  that is how you get the best match.
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maydela
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2006 09:17:08 AM »

Try getting a needle with a bigger eye.  That might help.
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xxyourmomxx
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2006 11:56:19 AM »

Try getting a needle with a bigger eye.  That might help.

thanks! i'll try that
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2006 03:01:55 PM »

try changing the tension.  I sew with the monofilament thread all the time and don't have any problems.
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Gwynevere
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006 07:15:05 PM »

I've never tried actually sewing with the invisible thread stuff, but I can't stand the stuff anyway. I had a comforter that had stitching done on it with the stuff once, and it broke and then created big loops- you know, like when stitches only come undone on one side because the thread broke and doesn't hold them in the fabric anymore? (that was totally confusing, but bear with me...)

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that I'm not sure that I would advise using it for a blanket that you'll give to a baby, because that stuff is like fishing line, and when it breaks (as it most likely will), it could be a choking hazard, you know?
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2006 08:05:50 PM »

What kind of thread is in your bobbin?  Working with filament can be really frustrating!!!

I would suggest you go to a quilt store and get some good cotton thread.  What color is the quilt?  What color is the back?
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2006 11:19:49 AM »

i use invisible nylon a lot and don't have much trouble, other than needing about 16 lights on the machine so i can see the dumb stuff. try upping your tension before giving up....
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