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Aurifil Spool Code/Usage

Aurifil has an unique locking spools. After you remove the plastic from your spool of Aurifil thread, the thread end may be tucked under the end cap on the spool. Gently twist and turn the cap to remove the cap from the spool core to get to the thread end. Return the cap to the core and start sewing. On the bottom of the cap, you will find thread color information so always keep the cap and the spool together. When you are finished sewing twist the cap off and wrap the thread tail around the core and put the cap back on the spool. No more messy spools with thread trailing around.

50 WEIGHT COTTON MAKO ORANGE PLASTIC SPOOLS 

Sewing , piecing, hand appliqué, bobbin fill,
lighter fill with embroidering machines,
fine machine quilting. Size 70/10 or 80/12 needle.


40 WEIGHT COTTON MAKO GREEN PLASTIC SPOOLS 

Hand or machine quilting, hand or
machine embroidering, decorative stitches,
and topstitching. Size 80/12 needle.


28 WEIGHT COTTON MAKO GRAY PLASTIC SPOOLS

Hand or machine quilting, hand or
machine embroidering, decorative stitches,
and topstitching. Size 90/14 needle.


12 WEIGHT COTTON MAKO or LANA RED PLASTIC SPOOLS


Hand or machine quilting, hand or machine
machine embroidery. Size 100/16 top stitch needle.


80 WEIGHT COTTON BOBBIN FILL YELLOW PLASTIC SPOOL

Bobbin fill for machine embroidery.


36 WEIGHT AURILUX POLYESTER WHITE PLASTIC SPOOLS

Embroidering, quilting, embellishing.
90/14 Embroidery needle.

 

14 THREAD AND NEEDLE TIPS FOR QUILTING AND EMBROIDERING

1

 

Clean sewing machine and oil every 8 hours of sewing

2

 

Use a new needle that is the correct type for the thread weight and type

3

 

Tension problems rethread top and bobbin.

4

 

Change your presser foot. The foot needs to make a solid contact with the feed dogs and needle plate.    

5

 

Make sure that the bobbin threads have been wound properly.  Change the weight or put same thread as in the top.  Check bobbin case for a burr. 

6

 

Check presser foot position during free motion quilting for correct position for your machine.

7

 

Change the direction that the thread is coming off the spool.  From the front of the spool or from the back of the spool.  Horizontal spool position to a vertical or vice versa.

8

 

Skip last thread guide closest to the needle.

9

 

Try a stabilizer.

10

 

Unwrap several layers of thread.

11

 

Try a silicon lubricant but check with your machine manufactor before using.  Put 3 or 4 stripes on the thread.

12

 

Check needle plate for a nick or a rough spot. Switch from a zig zag plate to a straight stitch plate.

13

 

Store your threads properly out of direct sunlight and keep them dust free. 

14

 

Rehydrate the threads with a spritz of water and then refrigerate in plastic bag.

 

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