Member since 7/30/12
Date: 2/18/14 7:19 PM
I have purchased a Brother lb6800 machine and can hardly wait till it gets here. My question is recarding supplies. Without spending a small fortune, what type/colors of thread do I "need" to have? I want to get a big box of prewound bobbins. What kind/color? Where can I buy a large quantity of needles and what size? I will be working, for now, with canvas for tote bags and fabrics for place mats (hope to supplement my puny SS check. How about stabilizer weight? Thanks in advance, Louise
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Member since 10/22/08
Date: 2/18/14 9:20 PM
Have fun with your new toy. I too am still just learning.
I am very happy with the thread I bought from MetroEmbroidery.
I placed an order for lots of different stabilizers from AllStitch, but I don't have them yet to comment on. I think we'll find that a lot of experimenting will be involved. I was going to order some of the stabilizers form the MetroEmbroidery site (mentioned re: threads) but they were out of stock.)
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Member since 12/3/06
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Date: 2/18/14 10:02 PM
Wait for the machine to arrive. The weight of machine embroidery bobbin thread for this machine will be in the manual. This is what the machine is calibrated for.
There may also be specific bobbins sizes for this machine. This will also be in the manual.
As to the color of thread, this will depend on the design.
Most fabrics will need cutaway stabilizer.
Napped fabrics, such a a towel will also need water soluble stabilizer as a topper to control the nap.
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Member since 2/8/08
In reply to RubySlipperss
Date: 2/21/14 12:16 PM
I bought a combo pack of Sulky stabilizers from overstock.com. It was a good price for Sulky, and that way I was able to try out different things before buying any particular kind or weight in bulk.