by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

Hi Cuties: I just read that you should use 60wt thread for small fonts...

Is there an embroidery thread in 60wt? I can't seem to find it, so wonder if you can use 60 wt sewing thread.
Can anyone help with this?
Hugs

30373

by basketkase 02 Aug 2017

I do really small fonts for clothing labels for my clients and all I do is use a #9 instead of a #11 needle.......it creates a smaller hole in the fabric which allows the smaller font to stitch more uniformly and like Sarah, I slow the machine down.......

2 comments
jerrib by jerrib 02 Aug 2017

Thank you for the tip. I didn't think about a different needle, but that makes sense. I use #11 in 99% of my embroidery.

basketkase by basketkase 03 Aug 2017

me too, but I keep that skinny one on hand.......

245007
by pennyhal2 01 Aug 2017

I've read this too, but I've never have heard from anyone who has actually used it for small fonts. I think it's a good idea. I hope you let us know how it works for you.

2 comments
jerrib by jerrib 01 Aug 2017

I will let you know if the bobbin thread works, the next time I make a quilt label.

pennyhal2 by pennyhal2 02 Aug 2017

I'll keep an eye out for your post!

28713
by airyfairy 01 Aug 2017

Jerri, I am afraid that I cannot help with the thread but I turn my machine to a slower speed and have perfect fonts every time. Hope you find the right thread.

1 comment
jerrib by jerrib 01 Aug 2017

Thank you for the suggestion. I found a supplier in Canada, just waiting to hear if they have a supplier in BC, closer to me.

213160
by hoplessnz 31 Jul 2017

Madeira has 60wt thread . i have black red white navy and cream . Sews a dream .
Hilda in New Zealand

1 comment
jerrib by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

Thank you, I will look for Madeira next time I am shopping.

1056
by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

I think Sulky Polylite thread 60wt can be used for machine embroidery.
I will check it out next trip to the States.
I live in Canada, so not as many choices to shop.
I just want a couple of spools to keep for quilt labels, and the dollar exchange and shipping is so expensive, so need to buy it in a store.

30373
by graceandham 31 Jul 2017

Try RNK, distributor of Floriani's version.

1 comment
jerrib by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

Thank you

55694
by rescuer Moderator 31 Jul 2017

I think most places have it. I already had this link, but I will see if I can find more

5 comments
jerrib by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

Thank you. I want to buy it in a store. I just want a spool for doing quilt labels. Our Canadian Dollar is very low and it cost a fortune to ship...

rescuer by rescuer 31 Jul 2017

I am told you can use embroidery bobbin thread.

jerrib by jerrib 31 Jul 2017

Thanks Rescuer....

graceandham by graceandham 31 Jul 2017

The smaller thread will give a crisper look. I decided to not start buying all the colors again and try to keep sorted out, but to buy black, white, cream and red.

gerryb by gerryb 31 Jul 2017

Great tip, Rescuer! I do believe I've heard that too! I think bobbin thread is 60 wt

54556