Seriously!! Whether I'm on the long-arm or piecing, THIS has been happening A LOT lately: I'm within inches of being done sewing binding on, piecing or at the end of a pantograph on the long-arm and yes, I run out of bobbin thread! No April Fools joke here! UGH!!! What's even worse,I don't even notice I'm out of bobbin thread until, like 12 inches later! Talk about letting your mind wander!
Anyhooo....I wrapped up my stay-cation with bobbin maintenance! Between the long-arm and my domestic sewing machine, I spent atleast an hour cleaning my bobbin cartridges. I felt like an awesome machanic! And no, I did NOT take a picture! (I thought about it...but was too emabarressed by my collected lint pile!)
Something I'm learning is...that a clean bobbin case makes your machine hum. Second thing I'm learning, is thread makes a BIG difference! I love unsng King Tut and So Fine! on the long-arm. But when it comes to my domestic machine and piecing I haven't bought quality thread. I didn't realize the difference thread makes until I tested a spool of Aurifil thread I had won against the current thread I'm using, I could not believe the difference!!! I even had my hubby "feel" the difference in the stitching! (I know he is such a good sport!)
With that said, I already have a business account with Superior Threads and have always been very pleased with their thread and service. So I'm curious what thread and color would you recommend to use when machine piecing? Superior Threads catelog has a Masterpiece thread they recommend for piecing?? Anyone familiar with it? Thanks so much for your help!