Last week I took a class at a quilt store. I was a good student and oiled my machine, changed the needle and wound bobbins before I went there. When I started sewing in class, I had nothing but problems! I was using Aurifil 50/2 and it did nothing but break. It’s always nice to take a class in a store, so I went out and bought a spool of Guterman 50. It worked well in class, but now that I am home sewing, it’s breaking like crazy. I’m using a dark color and I can see how uneven the thread looks as it spools out on the beige of the sewing machine.
I am using my trusty and reliable Pfaff 7530. It’s been recently serviced and I have threaded and re-threaded many times. The only other time I have had issues with threads breaking was when we lived in Singapore. Luckily the local quilt store owner knew just what the problem was – the humidity! It was so humid there that she said it made the cotton thread swell up and became too thick for some machines. The solution then was using cotton wrapped polyester thread. And back then, the favorite thread for quilters was Mettler, and I bought lots of it. Now I’ve heard that it isn’t the best quality.
So what do you like to use for piecing?
Calling all quilters!!! I need some suggestions.