Sheagatzi Posted July 19, 2013 Report Share Posted July 19, 2013 So, I've been playing around with regular thread and bobbin threads, weights, brands, etc. Now that I have figured out some of my favourite TOP threads, I want to ask a question about bobbin threads. For some reason, I got the impression that bobbin threads had to be a finer thread. I don't know where I got the idea from, because on my DSM I only used the same on bottom as I did on top. Perhaps reading online here, blogs, etc have made me more aware of exclusive bobbin threads and the use of different weights on bottom? Anyways, is there a problem with keeping the same thread on top and on bottom with longarm quilting? Like, if I used magnifico on top, and magnifico on bottom? Or so fine 50 on top, so fine 50 on bottom? Is it usually tension issues that get you to switch threads? I find that I've got such a variety of 'bobbin threads' now - decobob, bottom line, magnaglide, superbob, etc etc that I'm getting overwhelmed with it all. I started to get really overwhelmed with the selection of top threads, so have narrowed down to Glide/Manifico for sheen, SoFine for blending in, and Wonderil cotton( for cotton purists) So to sum up - Do you use separate threads for your bobbin threads, and if so, why do you use different thread for your bobbin thread? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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