- 1 How do you find the beginning of a spool of thread?
- 2 How do you find the end of a cotton reel?
- 3 Where is the start of Aurifil thread?
- 4 Which way should thread come off spool?
- 5 How do you end a stitch?
- 6 How do I start a new cotton reel?
- 7 What is the difference between 40 and 50 weight thread?
- 8 Why is Aurifil thread so good?
- 9 Does thread have a direction?
- 10 Does thread direction matter?
How do you find the beginning of a spool of thread?
If you are looking for the beginning of a new spool of thread, take the thread out of the paper. Hold it upright and check for the bottom that can open. Twist and open it. Once it is open, the beginning of your spool of thread is visible.
How do you find the end of a cotton reel?
The bottom of the spool is indicated by the frilly edge that is where you should find the thread end. All you have to do is twist that bottom section and you should see the thread end waiting patiently for you.
Where is the start of Aurifil thread?
Simply wiggle the base of the spool a bit (whether 50wt, 40wt, 28wt or 12wt) and it will actually come off. Et voilà, here is the beginning of the thread. Easy as that!
Which way should thread come off spool?
The thread should leave the spool at a RIGHT angle, in line with the direction of the wound thread. This will stop the thread catching on the grooves at the end of the spool.
How do you end a stitch?
This method works anytime you have a stitch you can pass the needle under.
- Slide the needle under an existing stitch.
- Pull it through to make a loop.
- Pass the needle through the loop.
- Pull the needle to close the loop and make a knot.
- Repeat under the same stitch to make a second knot for added security.
How do I start a new cotton reel?
Pull on the bottom of the spool. It will pop open. This is nice because after you use the spool, you can wrap the thread around by using the notches in the bottom of the spool and then push up on the bottom and it locks the thread back in place.
What is the difference between 40 and 50 weight thread?
The higher the thread weight number, the thinner the thread. Occasionally you will see thread weight that looks like a fraction and is labeled 50/2 or 40/3. The second number indicates thread ply. So, a 50/2 cotton thread would be 50-weight 2-ply thread that is thin and strong.
Why is Aurifil thread so good?
Aurifil is very smooth and closely twisted, leaving less lint and making for a nice tight stitch. No wonder the cheaper cotton threads are so linty – just look at all of those thread slubs sticking out everywhere on the last picture!
Does thread have a direction?
The fibers should be pointing backwards. Thread your needle in the direction with the least amount of tickle. Although cotton threads have a nap, it is not as prominent.
Does thread direction matter?
Doesn’t matter where they tap from as your asking for threads “all the way through”. Don’t forget that there should be thread relief on both sides of the threaded hole feature. If you have specific requirements as such – state it