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Don't know what thread is on your bobbin? Take a Sharpie permanent marker and write on the bobbin. Suggestion: Use CT for Connecting Threads; G for Gutterman; M for Mettler; E for embroidery thread. Or find the abbreviations that suit you best.


Save all your yarn and thread scraps and put them out for the birds in the spring when they make their nests - it makes for some interesting nests!

Is your thread constantly breaking while you are sewing? Have you rethreaded your machine (several times), re-wound the bobbin (several times) and the thread is still breaking? It could be your needle. Try changing the needle and see if there is an improvement and don't forget you should be cleaning out your machine on a regular basis.