by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

I was making fsl, so the dealer recommended using same color in the bobbin. Ok so I do and all is well. Here's my challenge, I need to monogram for my FIL a dark robe and need dark bobbin. Do you believe it would be an issue to use standard or serger thread in my bobbin? I have to be done tomorrow for his birthday, HELP!

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by meganne 04 Sep 2009

Sewforless has 90wt white and 60wt black Brother bobbin thread
Nancy's Notions has Black Madeira 70 wt bobbin thread
SewingSupply Warehouse has 60 wt, White or black finishing touch
Moore's has black Brother embroidery thread (not bobbin though)
ICanHelpSew has Brother Black Bobbin thread, they also have 90wt black or white (link 6)

Hope these help, I also need 90wt bobbin thread for my Brother and Elna machines.
hugs n roses, Meganne

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

You are a doll!!!! Thank you Meganne for all you do! What a blessing it is to have you here at Cute!

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by clueless 04 Sep 2009

oh my i hope it is not that hard to find bobbin thread i got a spool when i got my machine it came with it hope you find some soon and me too

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dlmds by dlmds 04 Sep 2009

Clueless, What machine do you have? H&*.

clueless by clueless 04 Sep 2009

wow figured this out how to answer on a coment i have the brother he-240 it only does 4x4 but maybe if i get more experienced i will venture on thank u

dlmds by dlmds 04 Sep 2009

I can not help, different machine brands do well with different embroidery thread, and bobbin thread. I have no idea why. H&*.

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by dlmds 04 Sep 2009

Cinder, I do not know where you are, however, I am in Eagle Creek, Oregpn. My dealer is in Portland. They have a website it is www.montaville.com. If you want to contact them I am sure they would mail you some bobbin thread, as the always have it in stock. H&*.

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

Thank you for that I will check it, I am down in the great state of Texas! Definitely must be a mailorder item from them! :)

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by dlmds 04 Sep 2009

Cinder, I have the Babylock Ellegante, before that I had the Esante. My machine dealer recommended the 60 weight bobbin thread called "The Finishing Touch". It comes in white and black. I have used this only with my Babylocks, with very good results. I mostly use rayon embroidery thread, and I know many use poly, 40 weight for both. When I do FSL I use the same thread in the bobbin. There is alot of thread brands out there that my Babylock does not like. You have a wonderful machine, so do not try using cheap thread it is just not worth it. Hope this is of some help, let me know if you need anymore info. that I maybe able to help you with. H&*.

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

That is the brand I have been using, just find the fact that I can't locate it in black was frustrating. Wasn't the cost, THIS time :)
Thanks and enjoy your machine, what a dream that must be!

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by meganne 04 Sep 2009

I've been searching online for bobbin threads, I can highly recommend the Madeira one below too.
Will add more if I find any. HNR,M

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dlmds by dlmds 04 Sep 2009

Meganne, I have not been able to use Madeira bobbin thread for my Babylock. I have trouble with their embroidery thread also. H&*.

cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

Thank you for the referral! Is this one a 60 wt. or 90 wt.? I couldn't tell from the info.

cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

the plot thickens! :)

meganne by meganne 04 Sep 2009

sorry I was still searching. I couldn't tell from the ad, but I bought mine from AllStitch and it is 60 wt.
I was having major problems with Black and White embroidery thread for FSL designs, I couldn't find thread that wouldn't keep breaking, until I splurged on the Madeira. I use it now in all three of my embroidery machines and it never breaks. I love it.
HNR, M

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by debleerl 04 Sep 2009

Use your white bobbin thread and loosen the top tension slightly so more of the top thread shows underneath or as Meg says, use embroidery thread in the bobbin. If you use regular thread the design will be thick and uncomfortable and may even damage your machine.

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

Yikes, don't want that. Thank you!

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by blhamblen 04 Sep 2009

I use the same bobbin thread as the top often when I want to be sure that the bobbin thread doesn't show....I also was informed by my Brother dealer that they don't make a 90wt. black spool...He recommended using the same color IF I didn't want white!!

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

I have an Emore, which they say requires the 90 wt., I get a bit confused when we are told to use regular emb. thread in the bobbin, which obviously isn't 90wt. Have you ever used the 60wt?

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by trovato 04 Sep 2009

i use Serafil, this is a verry thin lock threat and in manny colors. my janome mb-4 works well with it. it is just as thin as brother and also beatifull

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

Thank you! Flower to you!!!

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by meganne 04 Sep 2009

Standard or serger thread is far too coarse to use for embroidery, serger thread is usually cotton and has lots of fuzz.

Is there nowhere nearby you can purchase 60 - 90 wt polyester embroidery thread?

Do you not have a dark navy, brown or grey Polyester or Rayon Embroidery thread you could use?

Either of those would be better than using ordinary sewing or serger thread.

And for future reference you should try buying Brother Bobbin thread on EBAY. Make sure it is genuine Brother though, not one of the cheaper "Just like Brother" imitations.

Hope this helps, Hugs n roses, Meganne

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cinderoak by cinderoak 04 Sep 2009

Yes Meganne, I can purchase the 60wt but not the 90wt. I will check the ebay. I was thinking on the serger as my thread is polyester but I will go with the same color bobbin. Pray you are improving dear one...love, judy

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