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« on: September 19, 2011 01:03:47 PM »



If there is one thing that really annoys me it is this sort of thing finding a knot in my thread when I am midway through some top stitching.  On this occasion when I stopped to cut the thread and remove the knot I found another two  knots within a short distance.

 


Altogether three knots in the space of half a metre.  You wonder what the factory workers are thinking about or maybe they don't sew or at least not with sewing machines and dont realise that you can't run even one knot through a sewing machine needle, let alone three in quick succession.

Of course now I am halfway through the reel, I have long ago discarded the band with the makers name so I can't even vow to never use that brand again.

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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011 11:07:46 PM »

AAAAAAGH!

Which I'm sure is the noise you made, several times. *PAT PAT PAT* That REALLY sucks. I've only ever had an "end" on a spool once, and it was just an end. No knot, nothing, just new thread laid on top of the old.

Nice telescope, btw Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2011 02:20:19 PM »

That seems to be happening more and more these days.  I was at my quilt guild drop in center and it happened to one of the ladies there.  And then about 5 others said they have had that happen within the last 6 months!  I told my Mom and she said they should report it to the company (if they still had the name..) because the thread reps want to know about those kind of things.  When my Mom complained (several years ago now) to a thread rep at a convention, he gave her a box of six spools for free to try and win her back...which it did not LOL.  She gave the box to me though, and none of them were knotted.  Thread knotting is worse then trying to buy a yard and it's been stitched to join in another run.  My condolences
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011 03:46:40 AM »

Oh that's really annoying. I just had that experience recently. It just irritates me a lot for it ruins the 'good look, good quality' feel of my stitching. I still haven't found the best solution to that problem. Sad
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