What weight bobbin thread should I use?

What weight bobbin thread should I use for machine embroidery?

Machine embroidery designs can be up to 20,000 stitches in a small area, so the back can get very stiff and bulky if you use too heavy a thread for the bobbin. You will always want to use a lightweight polyester bobbin thread, such as BobbinFil or any other 60-70 weight thread.

Which is thicker 30 wt or 50 wt thread?

A 30 weight thread is heavier than a 50 weight because it is denser and takes only 30 kilometers to equal one kilogram compared to 50. – The fraction on the thread spool tells you the weight and the number of plies or strands twisted together (for instance, 60/2 is 60 weight thread with 2 plies).

What should I use for bobbin thread?

1. Superior Threads Bottom Line Polyester Thread. Lint-free and smooth, this 60-weight two-ply polyester filament thread comes on an extra-large 3,000-yard spool. Perfect for bobbin thread, binding, embroidery, quilting, and appliqué.

What do you use 40 wt thread for?

40 weight thread is the most commonly used embroidery thread and will cover most projects, from free-hand embroidery to quilting, digitizing to clothing construction.

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What is 50 wt thread used for?

Higher quality 50 wt. threads offer a nice thin thread that won’t add a lot of bulk to seams when piecing a quilt. They are also ideal for machine quilting, appliqué, hand piecing, and hand appliqué.

What is 12 wt thread used for?

Use 12wt for bold machine quilting, big stitch hand quilting, thread painting, decorative stitching, hand embroidery, sashiko, big stitch hand quilting, crafts, and even hemming jeans. When using it on the machine the thicker thread will stand up from the fabric giving you a wonderful textural effect.

Is cotton or polyester thread better for quilting?

Cotton threads generally have a matte finish while polyester threads will have a bit of shine. Cotton threads will produce some lint while sewing, while polyester threads don’t produce lint. Cotton is great for piecing, while polyester is better used for quilting. Cotton will shrink, while polyester will not.

How do you know thread weight?

Dividing the length of thread by a set weight derives the exact measurement of a thread weight. A thread is labeled 40 wt. when 40 kilometers of that thread weighs 1 kilogram. A 30 wt.