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#42208 Feb 23, 2009

I've mentioned before how much I love to use Sulky's 12wt threads for

buttonholes and decorative stitches, it's just gorgeous! But so

messy. Does anyone know if there is a 12wt (or close) polyester

alternative?

Thanks!

CJ

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#42210 Feb 23, 2009

CJ - I'm sure someone will let you know if there is a 12 wt poly

alternative to the sulky cotton one. But you might find that part of

the messiness of cotton is why it is so pretty. Cotton is a little

bit "hairy" and fluffy, which is why cotton threads looks so pretty and

fill in so nicely. The downside is all the lint they make. Poly, since

it is spun, isn't fluffy. Just a thought..........claudia



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#42211 Feb 23, 2009

Well now that is an excellent point Claudia! I use to do all my

machine embroidery with cotton thread because it's so beautiful, until

my tech had a cow and threatened to take my machine away. LOL

CJ

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---Links-Are-Forbidden--- On Feb 23, 2009, at 1:41 PM, cwadesews wrote:

CJ - I'm sure someone will let you know if there is a 12 wt poly

alternative to the sulky cotton one. But you might find that part of

the messiness of cotton is why it is so pretty. Cotton is a little

bit "hairy" and fluffy, which is why cotton threads looks so pretty and

fill in so nicely. The downside is all the lint they make. Poly, since

it is spun, isn't fluffy. Just a thought..........claudia



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#42213 Feb 23, 2009

I use a lot of cotton threads. I just use a portable air compressor

to blow the lint out of my machines (I do know how to do it so that

I'm not blowing the lint further into the machine.) I also oil the

hook a lot, because the lint absorbs oil, so when I get rid of lint I

am getting rid of oil too. This seems to work for me. claudia

I use to do all my > machine embroidery with cotton thread because it's so beautiful, until > my tech had a cow and threatened to take my machine away. LOL

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> CJ

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#42221 Feb 23, 2009

How do you oil the hook? Is that just a drop in the bobbin area?

Thanks

margaret



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#42224 Feb 23, 2009

Yes :)

CJ

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---Links-Are-Forbidden--- On Feb 23, 2009, at 4:18 PM, Margaret Levy wrote:

How do you oil the hook? Is that just a drop in the bobbin area?

Thanks

margaret



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#42265 Feb 24, 2009

Hi CJ,



I use various types of threads in the same design to achieve some special effects(cotton for fur,hair...)oh and i can't stop using cotton tread for their beauty on these parts; the machine is designed to use all kinds of threads available in the market,your dealer is not right banning the cottons,but i have a small tip for cleaning the lint when using cotton threads:cut one leg of a clean pantyhose and use a rubber band to fix it to the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner,reduce the speed of your vacuum motor,remove the plate,needle,bobbin...out of your sewing machine then dust,( you'll be amazed with the volume of lint collected).i think this is a better way than blowing the lint further inside the machine.oil,and voila!

XOXO

Susana

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#42276 Feb 24, 2009

Hi Susana,

I was just teasing about my tech, he simply cautioned me that if I

planned to do a lot of high speed embroidery with cotton threads, I'd

need to have the machine serviced more. Not an issue as my hubby

services them now anyway, mine are always immaculately clean. We're

just too far away for me to be running up for a cleaning every couple

of months.

I use my vacuum hose all the time to clean out my machine, but I'm

curious, why the pantyhose? Are you worried about sucking something up?

CJ

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---Links-Are-Forbidden--- On Feb 23, 2009, at 11:34 PM, susana aridi wrote:

Hi CJ,

I use various types of threads in the same design to achieve some

special effects(cotton for fur,hair...)oh and i can't stop using

cotton tread for their beauty on these parts; the machine is designed

to use all kinds of threads available in the market,your dealer is not

right banning the cottons,but i have a small tip for cleaning the lint

when using cotton threads:cut one leg of a clean pantyhose and use a

rubber band to fix it to the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner,reduce the

speed of your vacuum motor,remove the plate,needle,bobbin...out of

your sewing machine then dust,( you'll be amazed with the volume of

lint collected).i think this is a better way than blowing the lint

further inside the machine.oil,and voila!

XOXO

Susana

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#42280 Feb 24, 2009

Hi Margaret,

I was told by my tech to turn the bobbin hook to the bottom and

there's a little "cup", to put a drop of oil in the cup.

Allen Duhon

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