Tuesday, February 12, 2008

All About: Bobbins and Threads

These key elements needed for the creation of our art often perplex and frustrate us. Information from the following sites can help...
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A Thread of Truth: A Factual Look at Sewing Thread – by YLI Corporation – This is a 17-page PDF document that covers every thing you ever wanted to know about threads and needles. Includes a glossary.
http://www.ylicorp.com/pdf/tot-brochure.pdf

All About Bobbins
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=23&Itemid=100

Bobbin Winding and Stitching Points – Trish Stuart – This 6-minute YouTube video shows you “…what to look for to adjust thread tension in the bobbin and in the upper thread tension setting. See what types of stitches are best for bobbin work.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH-AR9m7RwE

Choosing Machine Embroidery Threads - Sharee Dawn Roberts
http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00125.asp

Dealing with Difficult Threads – Linda Schmidt
http://www.quiltuniversity.com/difficult_threads.htm

Dealing with Metallic Thread
http://www.abc-embroidery-designs.com/Embroidery_Tips/Metallics.html

Embroidering with Metallic Thread – Madeira https://cache.trustedpartner.com/docs/library/000261/documents/metallics.pdf

Frequently Asked Questions about Pre-Wound Bobbins
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=243&Itemid=100

How and Why Tension [Bobbin] is Adjusted
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=219&Itemid=100

How Much Thread Does My Bobbin Hold?
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=367&Itemid=100

How to Adjust and Clean the Janome 6500 Bobbin – Deb Lacativa
http://morewgalo.blogspot.com/2006/04/janome-sloppy-bobbin-fix.html

Is There a Difference in Quality Among the Various [Thread] Brands on the Market?
http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa102100a.htm

Metallic Thread & the Sewing Machine: Use for Embellishments and Quilting - Sharla R. Hicks
http://softexpressions.com/help/faq/faqmetallicthread.html

Pros and Cons of Various Bobbin Threads
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20&Itemid=100

Reasoning for Adjusting Bobbin Tension
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=280&Itemid=100

Thread Tension Settings http://www.sewusa.com/Sewing_Machine_Repair/Thread_Tension_Settings.htm

Thread Troubleshooting – How to Correct Common Problems http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=335&Itemid=100

Top and Bottom Thread Compatibility
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=100

Top Load & Front Load Bobbins Explained – Trish Stuart – this 5-minute YouTube video shows how to adjust and set the bobbin tension rod and how to use the bypass slot for bobbin work on both front load and top loading bobbins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MaOWct81Fw

Troubleshooting Guide Signature Thread this guide not only provides troubleshooting information for common sewing problems with specialty threads, but also provides information about the best tension and needle sizes for various threads. http://www.amefird.com/signature_trouble_guide.htm

Types and Characteristics of Thread
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37&Itemid=100

Understanding the Thread Weight System
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=200&Itemid=100

Understanding Thread Twist Dimensions [S and Z]
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=100

What is Trilobal Polyester?
http://www.superiorthreads.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=100

2 comments:

Deb said...

I had to take down my post about the Sloppy Bobbin fix. My answer to the problem eventually caused a stripped something or other under there. Mr.Authorized (read expensive) Janome man said the next time he catches me under the hood with a screwdriver he's going to tazer me a good jolt.

Gwen Magee (Gwendolyn) said...

Deb, He gave your knuckles a pretty sharp rap! Thanks so much for keeping us updated about what "not" to do - big grin. Gwen