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« on: January 31, 2014, 05:27 PM »

I learned today how sensitive my sewing machine is. 

Having recently sewn a new kite bag, I had some lower quality of thread loaded in the machine.  After multiple attempts to sew the leading edge on my magnet, I was beginning to have the urge to throw my beloved Bernina 1630 machine through the window that sits in front of it (that was yesterday).  The machine was constantly missing stitches and getting caught up.  I adjusted tension, stitch size, lubricated the thread, changed needle size... all the things I knew to adjust to get better results.  Nothing was working. I stopped for the day, as I know from past history that once I'm mad at something in a project, I have to stop and leave it for another day.

Today, I sat down.  Instead of 'practicing' on my magnet, I cut some scrap dacron and folded it up to mimic the leading edge.  No problems.  Brought the kite over, stitched a 3 inch stretch along the leading edge and the thread caught, breaking my needle and jamming the machine.  Finally, after wrestling with the threads caught in the lower bobbin and clearing the jam, I decided to switch threads.  Sure enough.  I put in my trusty old V30 thread and set all the settings back to my norm.  Without a single hiccup I stitched the entire leading edge with beautiful margins/straight, even stitching. 

Now it seems I'm almost out of my V30.  I popped onto Kites and Fun Things and put in an order for an 8 oz spool of Poly33 thread they now have on their website.  My hope is that it will perform with equal quality to the V30 I've been using.  Time will tell!

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 06:32 PM »

That is from Eddington, it should also be bonded like the V30 and work just as well.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 06:55 PM »

I believe that is the same stuff that I purchased from the ThreadExchange before Kitesandfunthings started carrying it. I haven't noticed a bit of difference between that and the V30 with my machine. You should be good to go.
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