Wanted to share a little tip I was told the last time I brought my machine in for repair.
I use monofilament thread in my bobbin when I am doing my quilting art. This allows me to change the color of the threads continually without having to change the bobbin all the time. It also prevents the bobbin thread from peeking through to the top of the quilt.
Using the wrong monofilament thread in your machine will actually ruin the sewing machine tension. Most of these types of threads are stretchy and will thin out when it goes through the tension discs and keep changing thickness. Plus, if left in the bobbin as I do, the thread will warp your bobbin making it unusable.
The brands that don’t stretch are Aurfil and Superior. These are better for your machine (and mine too!)
I could not believe it when I held both types of monofilament in my hands and pulled. I could really feel the difference! I use Superior threads for most of my work anyway, so I am not straying from that brand anymore.
Good quality thread is better for your machine and will hold up better in your projects.
Try the monofilament test yourself and tell me what you think.
Thanks for reading!