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Old 03-08-2010, 11:14 AM
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What bobbin thread size do you use when you run the #92 and #138 size top thread?

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I have found out that if you mix thread sizes, you'll have trouble. I use 92 both top and bobbin
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Match the top thread and the bobbin thread. If you use 138 top thread, it could cut 92 bobbin thread and vice versa. Also, don't mix nylon top thread with polyester bobbin thread and vice versa, for the same reason.
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so up till now I've used 69 nylon on everything except marine.
am I missing out on something by not using 92?
also does the number designate the size eg. 69 small, 92 medium, 138 big.
do most of you use 92 or 69 for auto.
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Size 92 is 50% larger than size 69. size 138 is 100% bigger than size 69, and 50% bigger than size 92. I use 92 polyester for almost all my sewing and either 92 or 138 for top stitching. These are all just personal preferences. I like polyester because it is more UV resistant and more color fast than nylon.
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So what is the largerst size thread that the Singer 111W and its clone's can handle?
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So what is the largerst size thread that the Singer 111W and its clone's can handle?
I have successfully sewed with size 207, but you need to go real slow and your bobbin runs out real quick. You also need to use at least a size 22 needle to get the thread to go through the hole in the needle. 207 will never go through the eye on a size 18 needle. I would suggest not going bigger than 138 for most things.
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So... bonded vs. non-bonded. Thoughts?
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Bonded thread has a coating bonded to it to prevent it from untwisting and that also helps it be immune to water, UV rays, mildew, etc. It also has a lubricant applied to it which helps it go though the sewing machine and the fabric you're sewing easier. So the question is why would you ever not want your thread bonded?

Truth be told, I think you would find it hard to find sewing thread for industrial sewing machines that isn't bonded.
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