Many of the projects in American Quilter call for invisible thread. So we asked Barbara Shapel for some tips. Barbara said that since invisible thread is sometimes temperamental, try these tips for problem-free use:
• Don’t wind the bobbin more than half full. Wind bobbins slowly and with less tension than what is normal for regular thread.
• You may need to tighten your bobbin tension for good stitch quality.
• When using invisible thread on top, reduce the top tension to the lowest setting and then slowly increase until you get good stitch quality. If the thread coming out of the needle is curly, the top tension is way too tight and the thread will eventually break.
• My favorite machine needle when using invisible thread on top is the Sharps 60/8.