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Thread Pooling!?

Posted: 7 February 2014 at 6 a.m.

I know you’ve been there.  Starting a fabulous project using a beautiful specialty, smooth, delicate thread such as Metallic or Trilobal polyester. 

Your head is racing with thoughts of excitement, joy, nervousness, and possible anxiety over the idea of working with a sensitive thread.  You are getting ready to make a beautiful piece of art, while preparing mentally for the challenges ahead of you.

While there are many things which can increase success and decrease stress while working with specialty threads (using a high quality thread, loosening your tension, using the right size needle) there is another thing (that may cause frustrations) which occurs simply because of the nature of the thread.  That’s thread pooling.

Thread pooling happens when the slick thread slides to the bottom of the cone.  This can increase drag and cause uneven tension.  We have a solution to this problem!  Our Handy Nets are fantastic which help eliminate pooling and decrease stress while sewing, quilting, or serging with cones.

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  • 6. Admin (10 February 2014 at 12:55 p.m.)

    Carol, You can either copy/paste the link into your browser or you can find it on our website under: Education Reference guides Trouble Shooting Guide Thank you for your question!
  • 5. Admin (10 February 2014 at 12:52 p.m.)

    Carol, Please refer to our Troubleshooting guide found here: Thread breakage can be caused by many different situations. The troubleshooting guide will help you narrow down the culprit. From experience, we see thread breakage due to incorrect needle size and the top tension being too tight.
  • 4. Sue (09 February 2014 at 2:35 a.m.)

    Thanks for the idea with the nets. Will try and see how I go with it
  • 3. Carol (08 February 2014 at 4:04 p.m.)

    Need help about thread that is always breaking. What am I doing wrong?
  • 2. Bev (07 February 2014 at 8:14 a.m.)

    I have the nets and love them. I store my cones of thread with the nets over them so they don't unravel in my thread storage box. They are really a great price too.
  • 1. Carol (07 February 2014 at 7:55 a.m.)

    I didn't know you guys had those. I will have to try them out.

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