Why Bottom Line for Bobbins?

After 15 plus years of machine embroidery, I recently started using Superior Thread's Bottom Line in my bobbin. Why did I wait so long? It truly is superior to other brands I've tried and here's why.

Lots of colors
There are more than three dozen colors available which means you can easily match to top threads for when you are quilting, sewing heirloom embroidery, freestanding lace, or binding. It is also wonderful for hand applique.



Check out this selection that comes with 35 colors in a bobbin keeper.

There are several different collections of Super BOBs here. If you are unsure about the type of bobbin your machine takes, check your manual. Other specifics about bobbins are available in this blog.

It is really lint free

No fuzz in the bobbin case. Like most bobbin thread, it is 60 wt. which makes it extremely fine. It is two-ply whereas most others are trilobal.

Pre-wound bobbins are a better value
because they can be wound so much tighter, pre-would bobbins hold three times the amount of thread - See more at: http://community.annthegran.com/post/2014/04/04/bobbin-basics#sthash.NHK7Kaur.dpuf
Because of how they are produced, pre-would bobbins hold three times the amount of thread that you can wind at home. They are also wound more precisely for balanced stitching, and
because they can be wound so much tighter, pre-would bobbins hold three times the amount of thread - See more at: http://community.annthegran.com/post/2014/04/04/bobbin-basics#sthash.NHK7Kaur.dpuf

Extremely smooth
Even when you are loading bobbins, you can tell the difference. Bottom Line feels smoother in your fingers. If you put a spool of Bottom Line and another big box store brand side by side, you can see the difference in surface texture.



Get a 12 pack to try them out. They are grouped in neutrals,



pastels,



and brights.

Great for Quilting
A truly fine bobbin thread means no drag on batting which translates into less thread breakage, smoother stitches, and no batting pulling to the surface. When stitching quilt blocks or zipper bags in the hoop, you are often stitching through two layers of fabric, a layer of batting, and stabilizer. There may even be a zipper in the equation. Bottom Line thread makes the stitching a lot more effortless.

Better Embroidery
Embroidery is much cleaner with more precise lines. You can also use a smaller needle which helps make your stitching even more crisp.



Once you try them, you will probably like them. That's when the 72-bobbin packs are the best buy. They also come in neutrals, light, pastel, bright, and a new collection.

I have used for embroidery and quilting in the hoop and it works beautifully. Give Bottom Line a try and you won't be disappointed!

Debbie SewBlest

Kommentarer (1) -

I only found L style bobbins listed.   Do they offer A Style bobbins for the babylocks?

Kommentarerne er lukkede
The Avid Embroiderer Presents - Chakra - It is not really a sneeze sound.

The Avid Embroiderer Presents - Chakra - It is not really a sneeze sound.

The dictionary definition of Chakra is - any of several points of physical or spiritual energy in the human body according to yoga philosophy.  I don't have much of a knowledge of this philosophy, but my feeling is very positive about the energy that comes from these style of designs.

If you have not yet had a chance to check out "Hopscotch" one of the excellent digitizing designers who sell here at AnnTheGran, you really need to do so.   With nearly 18,000 designs, there is something for everyone.  AND, I am delighted to say that they do unique items, not just the 'florals' and 'cartoon characters' that you often find elsewhere.  They have the Chakra designs, many fonts and some really cool items. 

For now, I am going to show you what I found to be beautiful and romantic. 

The most exciting design for this project, IMHO, is this lovely female figure.  She is not only the beautiful form of womanhood, but she is endowed with those six items that embrace the Chakra foundation.

Note:  During my research I found that some of the 'points' numbered 6, 7 and even  Merriam-Webster said "any of 88,000 focal points in the human body where psychic forces and bodily functions can merge and interact." And, all of that is under the heading of Chakra. . . .


















I enjoyed reading the above and especially appreciate the Affirmations.  Affirmations don't need a rhyme or reason, it just requires a brief time and a little selfish thought. 

Here is the design that I am planning to do for a special friend:





An FYI, Alphabet Xpress and its fonts are all on sale at 40% off.  You can use just the AX because it already has 4 fonts, or you can add some that you would like to have.  With AX at under $50 and the fonts under $20, what a bargain!! You can even use them to add your name, just as any artist does to show their work to the world.

If you get and/or already have AX - here is where to find some tips and tricks that will make that software so useful you will be shouting from the mountain tops with joy!

I loved this tip!  I have all these cords everywhere in my home and most of them are black.  Who has a black wall????  So, I got some white duct tape and my results are excellent.  It just looks nicer and very inexpensive.  This photo, in green is fun for a kids room or a place where you want some color that is NOT black.




Best wishes to you and yours, Pat
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