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Date: 9/12/12 8:16 PM

I understand a lot of people have had problems with metallic thread on the Bernina machines. Can any one recommned a good brand to use? I also understand it has a lot to do with the upper tension on the machine as well.

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Date: 9/13/12 11:26 AM

This tutorial may help you.

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Date: 9/13/12 9:44 PM

My Bernina recommends the Yenmet thread brand. I bought some and LOVE it.

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Date: 9/13/12 10:18 PM

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Date: 9/15/12 3:08 AM

The answer might depend on whether your 830 is the vintage model, or the newer big 830E.

A 'metallic' needle is always a good idea, or else a 'topstitch' needle.

I have used Sulky metallic, C&C and even some generic metallic thread from WalMart on my old Bernina 1130 with a regular Universal needle, umpteen-to-twenty years ago, because I did not know any better. Everything stitched out beautifully. My ignorance was bliss.

If you are doing real machine embroidery on the newer 830E, YenMet will give the best results.

'Sliver' is the balkiest A large-eye needle and slow stitch speed help a lot.
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Date: 9/17/12 3:42 PM

I'll second the Yenmet thread. I am new to ME, and just made three t-shirts using all Yenmet metalic thread. No breaks at all! I used an 80/12 ballpoint needle and reduced my upper tension by 5%. Very happy with the results.
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Date: 10/8/12 9:31 PM

I used Floriani metallic recently in my 640 and it went perfectly. I had a design (mostly satin stitches) that I needed to embroider 15 times on black aprons and NEVER had a thread break. I used the vertical thread stand with basic black bobbin thread and a metallic needle.

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