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Heavy or Topstitching thread for Quilt 07 Nov 2017 14:56 #142590

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30 wt thread and a topstitch needle are fine. I'd make sure the needle is size 100/16 and I would definitely lengthen the stitch length a bit to accommodate a thicker thread. Hope this helps.

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Heavy or Topstitching thread for Quilt 03 Nov 2017 16:34 #142561

Thank you Wendy,
That is the same advice that I got from Superior Threads. I'm changing my threads and needle. I will see how that goes. I wasn't breaking thread but rather getting a rats nest under the fabric. I post what happens after I get the materials and make the changes.
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Heavy or Topstitching thread for Quilt 03 Nov 2017 14:31 #142560

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Hi, I'd use a No 16 topstitch needle and drop the top tension. If that doesn't work try putting the heavy thread in the bobbin and quilt from the back. 40 wt thread shouldn't look spidery expecially if you choose a thread with a sheen. Is it a tension problem or the thread breaking with you?

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Heavy or Topstitching thread for Quilt 03 Nov 2017 13:26 #142558

I am trying to use a 30wt thread to quilt small areas on quilted pillows. My Bernina is not doing a great job. It could be the quality of thread (Jeans thread) or the needle, a Topstitch needle. Is there a better combo? I'm free motion quilting with a BSR. I want these small areas to stand out and regular 50 wt just looks spidery.
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Joanne
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