BOBs prewound bobbins
The two Assortment Sets are fantastic for hand applique and hand binding. I have a variety of 24 colors instantly at my fingertips in a convenient, resealable case.
Most machines do not like the combination of the smooth thread and smooth plastic sides. Therefore, for machine use, we recommend SuperBOBs . Same thread but with cardboard sides.
The Bottom Line
If you want an almost invisible thread without going to a monofilament, use The Bottom Line color #623 Silver or #620 Cream or other light shades. On light/medium shades of multi-color fabrics, the thread absorbs the colors and goes almost invisible. It's amazing.
The Bottom Line thread is marvelous for machine stand alone lace embroidery. I use it in both top and bobbin and it comes out very soft and fine.
I do alterations for other people. When blind hemming expensive wool dress pants, I find that The Bottom Line thread is the best to use as it matches perfectly and is almost invisible. To use it successfully, loosen the top tension by 2 points and the blind hemming is invisible.
I love using Charlotter's Fusible web whenever I am doing machine applique. It takes the place of Wonder Under and doesn't leave your fabric feeling stiff. Make sure to only put it in your bobbin so it doesn't melt on your iron.
I keep Dissolve in a plastic bag sealed shut. Because I live in a humid area, I add those packets we find in boxes of shoes or vials of pills that absorb moisture.
I keep Dissolve-4x in a plastic bag sealed shut. Because I live in a humid area, I add those packets we find in boxes of shoes or vials of pills that absorb moisture.
This thread was invented for Piecing! Use MasterPiece when doing twin needle designs. It works really well on the fine materials that are used when sewing heirloom designs.
On home machines, always use Superior's Titanium-coated Topstitch needle #90/14 or a Metallic needle size 90/14. Loosen the upper tension all the way down to a '1'. A #80/12 Needle is too Small.
I use Superior's Titanium-coated Topstitch needle #70/10 and loosen my top tension. Sometimes it tends to get a little finicky when using it top and bottom at the same time. To prevent the headaches, I'll use The Bottom Line #623 in my bobbin and this on top when going for the true invisible look.
On home machines, use a Superior Titanium-coated Topstitch needle #100/16.
Polyarn is great to use for garment construction when hemming or sewing seams. Especially for knits, fabric that unravels, or finishing seams.
On home machines use Superior's Titanium-coated Topstitch needle #90/14. Depending on how high your machine's pre-set tension is set, you may want to drop your top tension down a little bit. However, play around with the settings first.
For bobbin work and couching. If you would like to venture into the world of "Reverse Quliting", this is the thread to use!
So Fine! #50
A very easy to use wonderfully clean, lint-free, fast running fine thread especially for beginner quilters. I use So Fine! for my general sewing needs. It's my first choice for clothing construction and it makes a wonderful lint-free serger thread.
So Fine! #30
This is a great thread for when you really want your stitching to show. For the cones, I recommend using a Handy Net to keep the tension tight on the cone.
SuperBOBs prewound bobbins
With my Gammill, I remove the anti-backlash spring in the bottom of the bobbin case. Don't need it when using SuperBOBs. It is not necessary to remove the cardboard sides off of the bobbin. Some machines do like the sides off, but it isn't requisite to remove them. Try it both ways and stick with what works in your machine better.
Super Bright Highlights
On home machines, use Superior's Titanium-coated Topstitch needle #90/14.