invisible thread broke my machine!

buteau3rdOctober 24, 2012

I was using this thread so it would be quicker to remove it when the muslin was washed. All of a sudden it exploded....the bobbin fell out, minus the tension screw, which I did find. Then when I looked inside I found that the finger was not where it should be...in the place on the under side of the throat plate. It had broken off. The good part is that it has been replaced and working. The guy that fixed it said I should never use it........too strong. It had somehow sprung and wrapped it self around the bobbin mechanism and .......wham! This is my Singer 301, old, but great

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karpet

I'm so sorry for you and your machine! I used invisible thread on some hankie quilts, but then someone said they would be afraid that the thread would tear through the hankies since it was much stronger - I had not thought of that, so I've been hesitant to use it since.
Karlene

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 11:04AM
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polardreams

I have never had good luck with invivisble thread - I could never get the tension right on my machine so I haven't used it since my first attempt. Sorry about your machine - but glad it is working again!

Sue

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 11:16AM
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K8Orlando

Wow, what a scary event! I would not be happy with parts shooting out of my machine! Glad it's fixed and working again!

I tried the invisible thread once and didn't like it so I haven't done it again. Now I'm glad I haven't!

Kate

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 1:46PM
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msmeow

I'm glad your machine could be repaired! I'm leery of the invisible thread, too...it's even worse for pets than organic thread if they swallow it.

Donna

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 2:41PM
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quiltnhen

So glad they were able to repair your machine. I've kept the thread, both smoke and clear that I used as a new machine quilter years ago when I worried about how to change colors, etc. Guess it's time to pitch it!

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 2:14PM
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buteau3rd

I think I was very lucky to have a machine break in that most unusual way on Sunday morning and be sewing again on Sunday evening on the same machine!
This man sells old reconditioned machines (mostly Singers) from his very neat and clean garage.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 7:07PM
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buteau3rd

I think I was very lucky to have a machine break in that most unusual way on Sunday morning and be sewing again on Sunday evening on the same machine!
This man sells old reconditioned machines (mostly Singers) from his very neat and clean garage.

    Bookmark   October 26, 2012 at 7:11PM
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