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JillyBean333
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JillyBean333
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Date: 11/10/09 3:29 PM

Hi Everyone.

Many sewers here RAVE about Guterman thread (normally I just buy coats and clark all purpose). Anyway, I though I had bought a spool of all purpose thread, but the one I have says 100% viscose.

I used the thread to stitch a pillow for my son and then to hand stitch the opening. Well, I found that it broke super easily. And I doubled the thread in the needle while hand sewing and it broke when I was pulling my stitches tight.

Thanks for any advice on what I bought. I thought I was getting all purpose thread...but have never had the coats and clark break that easily and I guess someone just put that spool into the all purpose slot or something.

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Date: 11/10/09 3:45 PM

Rayon thread is normally used for embroidery. It's quite lustrous.

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Date: 11/10/09 4:12 PM

Gutermann's viscose (rayon) spools look just like their all purpose polyester and it would be easy to pick up the wrong one on your first try of the brand. Next time just make sure it is polyester by reading the fine print on the spool.

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Date: 2/28/10 5:58 PM

I would just like to know if anyone out there knows the best thread company to purchase machine embrodiery threads? There are so many these days? I find that Sulky-Gutermann threads fray alot.

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Date: 2/28/10 6:22 PM

Try a couple spools from different brands until you find what your machine loves. Also follow suggestions for needles for embroidery as well. Even within a brand/model number some machines will like certain brands better than others.

In my Janome embroidery machine I use Janome bobbin thread and had good results with Marathon thread on top. My Brother embroidery machine I use Nebs prewound bobbins and it also loves the Marathon, Sulky and Florianni threads. Black sometimes gives problems but that's because you need a lot of dye. Slowing down the machine also helps. Desings that are very dense with a high stitch count can also result in more thread breaks.

Purchase thread from a busy store location that has a high product turn around so it's not old.

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Date: 3/1/10 0:16 AM

I use Madeira rayon embroidery thread and love it, but I'm thinking of buying a few spools of Marathon thread as a test to see if it will happily work on my Janome 11000SE. I use a lot of Hatched in Africa designs and the thread charts are set for Marathon and it is difficult sometimes to try to match to it with Madeira. The Marathon has a VERY GOOD price, too! Marathon thread website
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