Sulky of America is fortunate to have several longarm machine experts among its national educating staff. Sue Moats, who works on a Gammill machine, and Evelyn Byler, who works on an APQS machine, have compiled hints and tips to help you use Sulky specialty threads on your longarm machine.
Tips for Using Sulky Threads on Longarm (LA) Machines By Sue Moats (Sue uses a Gammill Machine)
Tips for Longarm Quilters
- How do you routinely adjust tension when changing threads?
- Do I need to use the same thread in the bobbin as the top?
- How does the fabric I choose for the quilt backing make my job easier?
- I already have one brand of thread that works. Why should I try something different?
- What about spool holders?
- Could you give me some specific recommendations for each type of Sulky Thread?
- I've been afraid to use Sulky specialty threads on my longarm machine. What are the basics for doing this?
- Are needles sizes the same as for domestic home sewing machines?
- What about tension adjustments?
- Why would I want to try the entire Sulky Line?
- Where can I find Sulky Thread locally in the size put-up I want for my work?
- I have my machine set for one kind of thread and I am afraid to change anything, especially the tension. Don't those fussy threads always break?
- What about breakage? How can I determine what is causing the breakage? How do I stop it?
- How do I set the tension for specialty threads? I am afraid I will never get it right again.
Sulky of America is grateful to Evelyn Byler for her friendship and compilation of "Tips for Sulky Threads on Longarm Machines". Evelyn is a nationally known professional LA Quilter and educator, and is responsible for the design and quilting of many of the projects you see in Sulky books and in Sulky appearances on numerous PBS TV Sewing and Quilting shows.
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