JCENNSI: mono filament thread question

K8OrlandoMarch 5, 2011

This was posted earlier today on an old QOTD thread. I was afraid it would get lost if too few people saw it so I'm reposting it. Hopefully, if jcennsi checks back, they will see this post!

Kate

Posted by jcennsi (jcennsi@aol.com) on Sat, Mar 5, 11 at 9:09 under "QOD Machines" messages.

I'm trying to machine quilt with mono filament thread and the filament keeps breaking my stitch is set at 4.5 and tension 6 I have the motor slowed down and the thread in-between two pieces of felt and the spool is in a net sock. What am I doing wrong.

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teresa_nc7

Although I don't sew often with mono filament thread, I don't think I set the tension or stitch length as high as what the OP had.

Hoping that someone with more experience will post.
Teresa

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 9:09AM
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nanajayne

One thing is are you using the correct needle? Jayne

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 1:58PM
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K8Orlando

What would it take, Janye? 90?

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 2:10PM
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toolgranny

I don't set my tension that high. Try easing off on the tension a bit at a time while you sew samples till you get a number your machine likes. All machines have their own particular likes.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 4:10PM
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mary_c_gw

I find a Metafil needle (normally used for metallic threads) quite helpful when using a polyester monofilament. I never use the nylon monofilament threads.

My tension is reduced, but only slightly.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 4:39PM
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magothyrivergirl

Is it being used in the bobbin? If it is, the tension while winding the bobbin may be too tight, stretching the mono filament, making the thread break. I don't use it often, but I have a stitch on my machine, that mimics hand quilting that requires mono filament thread to get that space - it is a real pain, but it looks wonderful. I have my settings for tension written down, but what is right for my machine is not going to be right for another.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2011 at 4:53PM
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