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Old 08-12-2008, 03:43 PM
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I would use size 138 polyester thread, which is about as heavy as the average industrial sewing machine can handle comfortably. Size 217 is just a hair too big. Polyester thread stands up to UV rays better, and is better for stitching that is outside a lot.
The largest needle you can use is a size 24. A size 22 needle will work fine. If you have a Singer 111W or a knockoff of it the needle is a 135 x 17. (The first number refers to the metric diameter of the needle's blade between the scarf and the shank, 135 hundredths of a millimeter, and the second is the U.S. designation, 17 thousandths.)
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