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Kimberly Posted: Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:02 PM

I have a problem with glow in the dark thread. it keeps breaking. Actually shreading is more like it. I'm using it in my Elna machine and I'm free motion stippling. The machine is clean and I put in a metallic needle when I started having this problem but it didnt help. I also tried slowing down alittle but that didnt help either.

I just recently bought the thread to finish up a halloween wall hanging. What I had before was not a problem at all.  Oh and its Superior thread NiteLite.. green I think.

Any suggestions??


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Thea replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 9:31 PM

You might try running it through the stuff we use for hand qulting... quilters heaven... that might help - or there is some stuff you can spray on the spool - someone will know the name...


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I think rather than running it through the Heaven whatever, I'd put a drop of the silicone stuff for thread on it. It's called Sewers Aid and costs about $5. The other thing is you may want to try a larger needle with a larger eye. I've used the same kind of thread you're using and I've never had any problems. The final possibility may be that you got a spool of bad thread. Good luck, Kim!


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Nana replied on Sat, Feb 27 2010 11:14 PM

I agree with Judy.  I know on the mid arm if the thread starts shredding you need to increase the needle size and have a larger eye so that the thread doesn't rub in the needle and the whole in the fabric is slightly larger than the thread which also helps prevent shredding.

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