Embroidery Thread Tips for Better Machine Embroidery
I have some tips for you to get better results with using your
embroidery threads in machine embroidery sewing.
1. If you're experiencing thread breakage or have had finished
designs bleeding onto your garments after laundering, you're
probably still using rayon thread! The polyester embroidery
threads are stronger and more colorfast. Always remove your
embroidered garments from the washer immediately, this will help
eliminate the bleeding. For the breakage, try lowering your
tension, rayon threads are the weakest of the embroidery
I've been using a commercial polyester thread, ARC embroidery
thread for over a year now and getting fantastic results. Never a
break and it launders beautifully time after time. The embroidery
is still gorgeous even after the garment is worn out. The arc
thread currently has 288 colors!
2. If you're experiencing a heavy build up on the back of your
designs, try using the only pre-wound bobbin that works
trouble-free in our machines. They are precision wound with 132
yds per bobbin, of continuous filament polyester, which runs with
less lint. Not only do they decrease the amount of build up-I
don't have to clean out my machine as often!
3. If you've given up on using metallic thread because of the
breakage and other problems that are common to metallics, you
haven't tried the best yet! In my opinion there's only one
metallic that I'll spend my time using - Mon-Rex commercial grade
metallic thread. It is a true 40 wt. & requires no special
lubricants or other than normal tension settings. I don't use a
special needle either! It comes in 21 gorgeous colors on
1000-1080 yd cones.
For the "other" brands you may want to try the following:
1. Always feed metallic thread from the side of the cone/spool
or it will kink. 2. Lower the upper tension. 3. Use a larger eye
needle or metallic needle. 4. Do not use any lubricants in our
machines - they will ruin our auto tension disks!
Terry Carter is the webmaster and author of embroidery
articles at embroidery
designs by Thread Artist. He has an article about embroidery
software for digitizing and lettering fonts at embroidery
software. There is free embroidery digitizing Tutorial at
this web address - embroidery by Thread Artists.
You can email Terry at this address - ThreadArtist@qx.net
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for Machine Embroidering
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