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I have a quilt that was quilted with an Ultimate 1 last year. It has a fairly heavy fleece blanket on the back. Now the threads are starting to break. It was quilted with a high quality thread, So Fine" from Superior Threads. Do you think the weight and stretch of the fleece backing is causing the thread breakage?

 

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I think that is entirely possible,  especially if the quilt has no batting and is being sat on while on a surface that has some "give" to it,  like a mattress, couch or chair.


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Years ago my quilter quilted a king size quilt with just diagonal lines about 8" apart and just making the bed caused the stitches to break. It had 80x20 cotton poly batting and cotton both sides. I would absolutely agree your stretchy fabric is the  culprit, especially if it not quilted very heavily.


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Also check your thread to make sure it is not old even if it is a quality thread. Give a few tugs on a length of thread between your hands. If it breaks, it's old and you might as well throw it away. I've never used fleece so I have no experience with it, but using a higher stitch per inch might help too.

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These are all a great help. I have an older quilting machine, Ultimate 1, and there is something not quite right in that I can use SO Fine and it works like a charm but any other threads like Omni just breaks and breaks. I would like to be able to use King Tut and even the heavier So Fine but it just won't stop breaking. So I stick with So Fine.

Thank you so much for the feed back.

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