I must have been sewing a lot more lately because I find myself running out of plain, white thread. Shocking! A spool used to last months. Years? Not any more.
When it comes to thread I've always used Coats and Clark's Dual Duty All Purpose thread. No real reason but it's widely available, reliable and cheap. Over the years have collected spools in several colors and never had a problem with it. That is until I got my new machine where the thread lays sideways.
In this set up, I had lots of problems with the little cut in the top of the spool catching the thread and breaking it. The larger disk to hold the thread in place was too big and also held up the thread. I figured out how to put the thread on top but it seems to mess with the tension.
Then I started having a lot of issues with my machine and the fellow at the repair shop said the thread could be to blame. He suggested Guttermans. I got a spool and it was a lemon! Took me ages to figure out that the thread kept breaking because the spool was rolled wrong and periodically the thread overlapped itself on the spool and jammed. That was annoying.
So how excited was I with the brand new spool design for my same ol' thread? Very excited. These new spools are more compact and have a completely smooth rim (no notch to catch the thread). Highly recommended!
You didn't know I could say so much about thread, did you?
Ok, I've gotta go to bed, between sewing, laundry and Project Runway it's been a busy evening and now it's late. Happy Thursday to ya!