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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
THANK ALL. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME MUCH HELP.
Yes it does fine but it does create a lot of lint so clean your machine often.
Makes lovely lace.
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
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.
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.
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
Very interesting Annie - I will try this at some stage. Thank you for the tip. Sarah.
THANK YOU. WILL CHECK OUT YOUR SUGGESTION.
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.
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!
I havent used cotton threads myself but a friend did when she embroidered some Hummel designs ,it looked beautiful
Yes and it was fine but as there is no sheen on the thread the design has a matt finish
Is there a special cotton thread made for machine embroidery? Or do you use just regular sewing thread or quilting thread?
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.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP. WANTED TO TRY ON SIMPLE CHEF DESIGNS.
Yes I have but you don't get the nice sheen and colour, it looks a bit dull, but it works
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.