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speattle
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Date: 9/15/12 12:31 PM

I got a box of these for my birthday from my kids. Has anyone used them and what do you recommend as far as needle. I have a Brother 1250D. Would I have to adjust tension at all?

I used some yesterday for some eye-pupils and it worked fine, however when I hit an area of the design that just had some plain straight stitching (like outlining) I had it break several times.

It is beautiful stuff and I want to be able to use it successfully.

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Elna Lotus TSP, Singer 503a-Rocketeer, Brother Innovis 1250D, Pfaff Passport 2.0, Kenmore 10-Stitch, Centennial Singer Featherweight from 1950

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Date: 9/16/12 12:08 PM

Ooh.. interesting! I have never heard of this type of thread so I looked it up. Looking at them it seems to me one would need a metallic needle to use this thread.

I'm new to embroidery so I am not sure, but from what I know, I'd try a metallic needle for this type of thread. As for size ... uhm.. I wouldn't know.

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Date: 9/16/12 2:20 PM

Here are some company recommendations.

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