by handy 12 Dec 2012

PLEASE HAS ANYONE MACHINE EMBROIDERED WITH COTTON THREAD? ALL INPUT WILL BE APPRECIATED.

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by cottonboll 16 Dec 2012

I used 30 wt cotton thread inthe bobbin and top to make pineapple doilies and they look as good as the ones I hand crochet. of course there is the lint but the product is worth the extra cleaning

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by bowlds 15 Dec 2012

I use serger thread on things I want to look hand embroidered.
I used serger thread on the French press cozy in the link below. Works great.

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by rachap edited 16 Dec 2012

I have used Robinson-Anton 50 weight with nice results. I used a 14 needle where I usually use a 12.
Just adding this on Sunday, I meant in doing regular fill designs, not FSL.

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by grossfamilie 15 Dec 2012

Thank you - this makes me confident now! I'll try the serger thread on
lace ornaments and will do curly seams for Jersey tops with the same
thread and then add the lace ornaments. I imagine this will look perfect -
even if done in contrast colo

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by jobaby 15 Dec 2012

Yes, 80 wt cotton is wonderful for FSL angels etc. Some of the ladies have mentioned serger thread which I am defnitely going to try. That is why this forum is so great. We learn, learn, learn.

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by gerryvb 13 Dec 2012

yes I did, the embroiderythread is more glossy but cotton thread is possible. I used lockmachine thread, because that's more thin as the normal cotton thread.

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by pennyhal 13 Dec 2012

I've seen cotton thread for ME for sale at shows, but I don't see 100% cotton thread for sale otherwise. I know some people use serger thread, but isn't serger thread poly? Or at least what I buy is.

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by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK ALL. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MUCH HELP.

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by 1ladyb 13 Dec 2012

Yes it does fine but it does create a lot of lint so clean your machine often.
Makes lovely lace.

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handy by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK YOU

eggyannie by eggyannie 13 Dec 2012

i use a houshold 2 inch wide soft paintbrush clean m y machine down with as it gets into more spaces than the small one supplied

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by airyfairy 12 Dec 2012

I always use Mettler cotton machine embroidery thread when I am doing cutwork. It give a lovely 'old fashioned' look with no sheen. I also use it when doing monograms on cotton. Sarah.

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handy by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK YOU

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by marcellelewis 12 Dec 2012

It was recommended to me for use embroidering free standing filet lace embroidery designs. It is supposed to make it very soft. I haven't tried it but do plan to the next time I do that type lace.

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handy by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK YOU

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by eggyannie 12 Dec 2012

actually i do a lot of my embroidery using serger thread.
AAAH i can hear you all screaming at me. i found a site that sells large cones in wonderfull shades and purchased every single colour over a few months
it comes out great and i never have a problem with it. the best is if its used on those items that are to be washed again and again then its very hardy. IE quilts and totes and towels and cards
i do use the better quality threads for special display work

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airyfairy by airyfairy 12 Dec 2012

Very interesting Annie - I will try this at some stage. Thank you for the tip. Sarah.

handy by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK YOU. WILL CHECK OUT YOUR SUGGESTION.

lilylady by lilylady 13 Dec 2012

I also use serger thread. Top and bobbin, make in the hoop american doll shoes, they turn out perfect and can do many colors. I use cotton for snow flakes and other fsl and the lint is the only problem. Sews up perfect.

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 15 Dec 2012

I have also used serger thread in top and bobbin for FSL when I want a vintage look...I first got this recommendation from the Tavernmaker site...it is what they recommended to use for their FSL designs...it works great, it's inexpensive, and comes in a multitude if colors. I figured if it is good enough for Tavernmaker...it's good enough for me!

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by aussiequilter 12 Dec 2012

I havent used cotton threads myself but a friend did when she embroidered some Hummel designs ,it looked beautiful

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handy by handy 13 Dec 2012

THANK YOU.

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by asterixsew Moderator 12 Dec 2012

Yes and it was fine but as there is no sheen on the thread the design has a matt finish

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by pennyhal 12 Dec 2012

Is there a special cotton thread made for machine embroidery? Or do you use just regular sewing thread or quilting thread?

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handy by handy 12 Dec 2012

http://www.roserushbrooke.com/met...
also gooled 30 weight.
I HAVE NEVER USED COTTON THREAD TO MACHINE EMBROIDER WITH, BUT AS YOU READ IT CAN BE DONE.
THANK YOU

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by dragonflyer 12 Dec 2012

I have used Cotton 30 weight thread for some of my vintage looking colorline designs...it makes them look like they were hand embroidered in the 30's or 40's...Anita Goodesign makes several vintage looking designs and recommends cotton 30 weight threads to get the vintage look.

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handy by handy 12 Dec 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. WANTED TO TRY ON SIMPLE CHEF DESIGNS.

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by carolpountney 12 Dec 2012

Yes I have but you don't get the nice sheen and colour, it looks a bit dull, but it works

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handy by handy 12 Dec 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.

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by 1funnyface 12 Dec 2012

I use cotton thread on Quilt designs, you can try it on less dense designs.

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handy by handy 12 Dec 2012

THANK YOU FOR YOU HELP. MICROWAVE ITEMS HAVE TO BE 100% COTTON AND I WAS THINKING OF TRYING SOMETHING SIMPLE.

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