What is Maxi-Lock thread used for?
Maxi-Lock is an all purpose spun polyester thread. used with sergers and sewing machines. It is mainly used for sewing garments such as shirts, slacks, tops, denim jeans, children’s wear, and jackets. It can also be used for quilting and embroidery when a matte-look is desired.
Can you use Overlock thread quilting?
Yes, using the chain stitch is just like using the straight stitch on your sewing machine. I try to use a decorative thread in the needle, polyester embroidery, 28-weight cotton, 30-weight cotton, 40-weight cotton and 50-weight cotton with the overlock thread in the looper position.
Is Maxi-Lock good thread?
American & Efird’s Maxi-Lock line is not indispensable in the world of good quality thread. It is trendy and popular, and that’s for a reason. This 100% polyester thread is exceptionally soft, and the color is a stylish finish to all your projects.
Can you use any thread for quilting?
All-cotton threads are readily available and are the best choice for piecing our quilting fabrics. Help avoid future wear at the seams by choosing a thread that’s no stronger than the fabric. That means it’s best to avoid polyester threads and overly strong cotton threads.
Is quilting thread different?
Quilting Thread: Generally, quilting thread is either cotton, polyester, or a blend of both. Quilting thread is mercerized for increased strength and color longevity. It’s gassed to reduce lint and designed to smoothly pass through the fabric without damaging it. … It’s stronger and more durable than All-Purpose thread.
What thread should I use for Overlocker?
For perfect results on your overlocker and coverstitch machine it is essential to use a good quality thread that is lint free. For that reason we only stock the highest quality Polyester 120’s and 180’s overlocking thread.
What is Maxi-Lock stretch thread?
Maxi-Lock stretch thread is great for swimwear, lingerie, fitness clothes or stretchy garments. It is made of textured nylon that is soft like yarn. Use on fabrics that require stretch, strength and softness. It creates a smooth, flat seam that moves with the fabric.
Can I use overlock thread for regular sewing?
Serger thread is tempting to use in your domestic sewing machine because it’s cheap (the giant cones can cost under $5), but it isn’t made for your personal machine. If you use a cone of serger thread instead of regular, all-purpose thread, it will break and jam in your sewing machine.
Can I use regular thread in my serger?
You can use normal thread in a serger, but it’s a lot more expensive and unnecessary. You’ll probably run out in about 20 minutes. You probably don’t want to use overlock thread on a regular machine unless you’re having one of those out-of-thread-at-midnight emergencies, because it isn’t as strong.
What kind of thread should I use for quilting?
For most quilting on a home machine, a 40-weight cotton thread is an excellent choice. Because the 40 weight cotton thread is heavier than the finer 50 weight cotton thread, quilting stitches will show up more easily on the quilt.
Is it OK to quilt with polyester thread?
The short answer is no, polyester thread is safe to quilt with and won’t damage your fabric. However, this question is raised because polyester from many decades ago used to do this, which is why some quilters prefer to use cotton.