I recently bought a new cell phone. The owner's manual was an 80-page book which I'm sure very few people actually read. There was also a small Quick Start Guide card that contained all the important information for the less patient. That's what I wanted. Just tell me how to use the phone now without having to study 80 pages. By following a few easy steps I was using the phone within a few minutes. I can study the owner's manual later when I want more detailed information. So here is a Quick Start Thread Guide for quilters, embroiderers, and general sewers. A more detailed list is available in our Thread Index and our Thread Selection Guide.
The Superior Quick Start Thread Guide
First, consult the Thread Reference Guides for needle and tension information. We have one for longarm machines and one for home machines.