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Glide is a beautiful thread.   Has a little sheen to it.   I am using it now on a quilt.   I use the Magna Glide Classic bobbins almost exclusively.   The Magna Glide Delights are nice too, but not as much thread on them.  


Linda B.       :rolleyes: 

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I just posted a thread issue, and have learned with Glide thread, that the Saskatchewan dry winter air is not good for it. This air may not be good for any thread.  I mist the cone with water during the quilting process and it works wonderfully.  

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Joan:  Glide is a polyester embroidery thread.  It is 2 strand, and not as strong as poly long arm thread like YLI, or Permacore.  I don't use cotton thread, so I can't compare it to what you've been using.  It has a bright look and the stitch definition is very nice.  It works pretty well, and lots of folks use it.  I've used both Glide in the bobbin, and Bottom Line with satisfactory results.  Jim

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Glide is a favorite of mine, I use it often...it has a sheen that looks really elegant.  :)  I use Glide in the bobbin as well - a lot of folks like the Magna Glide prewound bobbins around here.  :)


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I am trying to use a sample spool of Glide with the prewound Magna Glide. Batting is warm and Natural. I loosened the bobbin case and then tried again after loosening the top thread. It looks fine but feels like the batting is being poofed (sorry I have a hard time describing this). The stitching I have done is with the Stonehenge wide width, W&N batting and a piece of cut off backing.

After loosening the bobbin casing the thread came off just like I saw on the Jamie Whalen video. But should it be loosened more? I would appreciate any advise.

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Hi Joan and any quilters that live in a dry area:  Try soaking the spools, cones in Mineral oil.

 

I find that helps a lot, still on occasion I have to sprits it a bit with water or use a bit of Sewers Aid.

I think the mineral oil could be used the same way as Sewers Aid just drizzle a bit down the thread. 

Use a medical eye dropper or get some of those little bottles with very narrow tips and use one of

those to hold the mineral oil for drizzling down the side of the cones/spools.

 

Thanks for that info, Andrea. I'd not heard about removing the spring.  You do mean the black one inside

the bobbin case?

Thanks muches,

Rita

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