Re: Metallic thread shredding/breaking - Help

juliadlf1 <no_reply@...>

Jim: The problem with putting the spool on the  horizontal holder is the bottom of the thread spool is not slim to fit on it correctly. It has the wide bottom like most manufacturers produce now for embroidery thread instead of the small spools.
I'll have to go and see if I can find a horizontal holder for the top that can accommodate the larger spool bottoms. Not sure if Janome even produces something like that but will take a look.

Thanks for the help.


---In janome12000@..., <vinjosew@...> wrote :

 I have some metallic thread from BFC and have no problems.
 Slow your machine done more to see if that helps.
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What am I doing wrong? I was using metallic thread on a FSL design on the MC12000 but the thread kept shredding and breaking. I did use a embroidery metallic needle on Vilene WSS. I used embroidery poly in the bobbin to match the metallic. I had the speed set down to 500 and the spool is on the spool holder on the back of the machine. The thread is BFC so not sure if it makes a difference. 



Trying not to break the conversation thread, Jim says:

Everything sounds right except the spool holder. When metallic thread is fed vertically off the top of the spool it tends to twist and knot up at the eye of the needle. Ideally you would want it to roll off the side of the spool horizontally. If you put the extra spool pin through the round tray and then into the hole on top of your machine, you may have better luck. Put the spool felt under the spool as well.

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