Does your machine only like certain thread brands? These tips will help!
Embroidery machine owners can be pretty defensive in loyalty to their brand. The same can be said of thread. Some machine embroiderers loathe Brand X while others can’t say enough good things about their experience. You get the idea.
I recently read a social media thread about, well, thread. Someone had great success embroidering with Brand Y and Brand Z thread. She decided to try a more expensive thread, believing it may be better.
The more expensive thread left large loops on top of the fabric and a massive tangled nest on the bottom. Troubleshooting and rethreading did not improve the embroidery but putting the less expensive thread back on the machine worked perfectly.
Often, it doesn’t make any sense why it happens, but these tips may help:
- Rethread everything, making sure the presser foot is raised to open tension discs.
- Turn the thread upside down or backwards to change the twist.
- Using a thread stand.
- Slow stitching speed.
- Adjust top tension.
- Change the needle.
- Clean the bobbin area.
- Use the same thread type. Mixing poly and rayon in the same project can affect thread tension.
What do you do when your machine hates your thread brand?
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