|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:00:44 PM|
I have sewn clothes, etc. for many years but I have been putting off trying on paper for a few years now, lol. Anyway, just tried this morning and the thread on the spool started getting thinner and thinner at the needle till it broke, what is that all about? I was using regular thread, maybe I should be using some other thread? What kind of thread do you use? Thanks so much for any tips you can share with me!
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:32:44 PM|
I use the same thread I use to sew fabric with and never had that happen to me. In fact, I sometimes use cheaper thread when sewing on paper and I've had no problems. Maybe the tension is too tight and it it pulling the thread? I don't know why that is happening to you.
|Posted: 12/10/2012 4:41:40 PM|
I've been scrapping on my layouts for years and that has never happened to me either. I was going to suggest adjusting the tension, too. Maybe you could practice on some scraps and see what works best for you.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 5:11:37 PM|
Thanks so much peas, I will give that a try, should have thought of that myself, lol.
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 5:13:09 PM|
I use quilting thread and have never had this happen. I agree with adjusting the tension. Good luck!
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|Posted: 12/10/2012 6:27:02 PM|
Machine I use:
Brother GS2700, extra bobbins.
Needle I use:
70/100? smallest one.
Threads I use:
Plain cotton threads! The cheaper the better. I bought a box of plain cotton threads from an auction site and it's lasted me hugely.
Generally, you want a smaller hole with a medium sized thread, or thread that isn't "snappy."
I do NOT recommend synthetic silk threads, they snap and need larger needle sizes.