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From: bridesmom
Date: 06-13-2006, 07:48 PM (1 of 5)
When I got my Ultimate Box I got 10 spools of embroidery thread free. There is no brand name on it, it's 40 weight. But everytime I try to embroidery with it, it shreds. I've tried about 3 colors now and I get so frustrated. I've changed needles, checked for burrs,etc, etc. Should I just toss it??
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
User: bridesmom
Member since: 01-21-2004
Total posts: 2026
From: westozmum
Date: 06-13-2006, 09:45 PM (2 of 5)
Hi bridesmom,

have you tried a metallic needle? used for sewing speciality threads as they have a larger eye which can help reduce the chance of shredding.

Hopefully some of the others will have some ideas as well....but sometimes those threads that are "no name" are more trouble than they are worth :sick:
Westozmum aka Laura from the Land Down Under
User: westozmum
Member since: 02-16-2006
Total posts: 41
From: Chrysantha
Date: 06-13-2006, 10:30 PM (3 of 5)
If it's that much trouble I'd say toss it, or give it to someone else. ( I gave all my Sulky away because it shredded in my machines) was more trouble than it was worth. In time and effort....
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
Total posts: 2414
From: paroper
Date: 06-13-2006, 11:31 PM (4 of 5)
Two things you might try before you throw it away. One is to put it on a thread stand a foot or more to the right of your machine. If you have a multiple thread stand, just run it through all the thread loops in the stand. It may be the way it is put on the spool and that can (litterly) work the kinks out. It is the same effect you get when you wrap a gargen hose in a circle and it comes out all twisted.

The other thing you can try is put it in the freezer and leave it there at least 24 hours before you try using it. That does not make bad thread stronger but for some reason it does sometimes make it seem stronger. If it works, just store it there.

If those two things don't work, don't pass go..just toss it!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
Total posts: 3775
From: MariLynntex
Date: 06-14-2006, 05:40 PM (5 of 5)
I have a page in my book about freemotion embroiderydevoted to sewing with metallic and other different embroidery threads, telling about needles and thread treatments. I will send it free to anyone who wants it and sends me a stamped 9" SASE. MariLynntex E-mail me at: <email address removed for privacy> for my address.
User: MariLynntex
Member since: 01-05-2006
Total posts: 107
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