Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
i like Superior's MonoPoly. Generally the tension needs to be reduced. If you look through their education topics they'll give you the needle & tension range to try.
If you want to use the MonoPoly in the bobbin wind it slowly and only half way. While it does mean more bobbin changes along the way for quilting it also means better success using the thread.
I tried to use the invisible thread on my last quilt. It was a disaster. On the advice of someone else, I used a coordinating thread in my bobbin with my backing. But despite constantly adjusting the tension in both the top and bobbin tension, I never could get it to work right. I finally gave up after using about 1/4 of the spool of thread.
I'm thinking the problem was probably the choice of thread. I looked at the invisible thread at Hancock's and it was $4 a spool. The thread at WalMart was $1.77 a spool. I opted for the WalMart thread and that could have been my problem. I did not look to see the blend on the different threads. I plan on looking next time thought to see the difference and see if that could be the problem.
Main problem is now I have 3 unopened spools of this cheap invisible thread that I can't use. Hmm...wonder if WalMart will take it back without a receipt.
Sometimes trying to "save" money actually costs us more in the end. Often when I teach my students will bring in thread that is old, or poor quality...when this happens and they're frustrated I will change to one of the threads that I use and the change is significant.
I too use Superior's MonoPoly. In my opinion all of Superior's threads are the best. You can't beat the quality.
By the way, they have an excellent website with tons of information in their education section. Any problem you can imagine having to do with thread is addressed there. http://www.superiorthreads.com/
I use Poly-monafilament all the time on my regular maching and quilting machine.MOst store carry the nylon mono-fil---do not like that.I get my threads at Superior website. As far as tension you usually have to loosen it for this type of thread.
i don't use it anymore. didn't like the way the light reflected off of it. never had any probs using it... the notes fr quilter bridget and others exp from superior threads is all excellent. but don't think that i will go back to using it.