i am using coats and clark for routine sewing--occasionaly the thread breaks
as fuz accumulates on the needle ( using schmetz needles) i think the fuzz
prevents the thread from moving and it breaks
any help is apprciated
On Sat, 03 May 2008 12:11:53 GMT, "ilaboo"
It's not always the thread. I use C&C a lot with no problem.
Is your machine in clean, running order?
Are you regularly changing to a new needle?
Are you using the correct needle for the type of fabric you're sewing?
In article , "ilaboo"
If fuzz is accumulating on the needle, then your thread could be the
problem. However, I do have C&C thread that seems to work OK--- not
great but OK. One way to determine if it is the thread is to switch to
a more consistently reliable type of thread--- like Mettler for
instance. If it still happens, you'll know it isn't the thread.
Check your needle size against the kind of thread. It might also be
that your needle has too small a hole for the thread type or is even too
large. Here is a chart that might help you:
I know that my sewing machine mechanic told me years ago that retailers
contract with the manufacturers to make what appears to be the same thread,
but actually is substandard..so that they can save money, but still look
like they are selling a well known product. I had that same problem with
thread, balling up on the needle, switched to buying the same C/C thread
from fabric store and problem gone.
A friend of mine who works at a garden tool manufacturer told me the wally
world contracts them to build shovels hoes etc, but to make them less
sturdy than what is sold elsewhere, but to market them basically as the
Sometimes when the thread gets old it starts to dry and that could be
the problem. I had the same thing happen with some black coats and clark
that I had had for more years than I care to say. I found a newer spool
and the problem was eliminated.
the same thread,
me the wally
our ever growing disposable and bottom line society.
I am annoyed with the MFG habit of shrinking the products and
keeping the price the same.
I don't know what "MFG" is, but:
Is your salary/wage higher this year than last year? If so,
are you actually producing more, or is your salary inflated?
Costs go up for many reasons, not the least of which is
labor. If you want/expect/demand a pay raise every year,
you should also expect everything you (and I) purchase to
cost more as well. Many of us live on what we were able to
save during a lifetime of work. The income produced from
those savings does NOT increase with the cost of living.
What you say is very true, but we also are in a period in which our
economy is not in good shape. The dollar has seriously lost value, at
the same time that production and jobs in this country are being cut
severely. For the first time, our children cannot expect to do better
than their parents.
I think what Robb is referring to is manufacturers who change the
packaging on products, reducing the amount of contents, but keeping the
same price, or even raising it.
In article , Pogonip
Yes, it was my sense, as well, that his concern was about *hiding* the
price increase--- not about the increase per se. I'm still irked with
Hellman's (Best Foods) for hiding their price increase by reducing the
jar size from 32 to 30 ounces. It just seems so insulting to the
consumer... you know, like we're so stupid we won't notice.
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Hi, sorry ... MFG is what i thought was short hand for
No, my salary has not gone up but my responsibilities and the
demands on my time have increased by 2.5 fold.
I have two employees that behave like toddlers ! Both want
everything now, need lots of attention and are experts at how i
should do my job (they would gladly take over given a chance) .
We do not produce much that can't be cleaned up with a roll of
paper towels but we do try.
When i buy raw materials for our enterprise (eg, peanutbutter,
bread, banas, paper, etc) i see first hand the bad/annoying
practices of the manufacturers.
bad ? because it is deceiving !
reduce the quantity of product, packaging the same, price the
same or higher.
with one product the only difference was the packaging was just a
wee bit smaller.
I could demand a higher salary , i doubt i would get fired :),
but it would likely be met with great resistance and/or the funds
would jus get shifted out of some other use.
yes, you have it exactly.
I think it is deceiving.
I understand inflation , prices go up and so on, but don't try
and hide it because it makes me wonder what other thngs might be
is it %100 penut butter or maybe itis %90 peanut butter and %10
food grade filler (wood pulp/mash, soybean by products etc..)
It is mindboggling all the non nutritious fillers that go into
food for a variety of reasons.
Thanks, that is it.
For me it was 16.9 oz peanut butter that was reduced to 15.2 oz
and the packing was almost exactly the same. the same height,
same label, same colors, and same top width. Just the middle
section was slightly smaller and the only thing that raised my
brow was a slightly larger bump at either end of the plastic
container where the mid-section was reduced a wee bit.
i find it insulting as well
In peanut butter especially. I recently ran into a couple of young men
in the grocery, shopping for peanut butter. I suggested that they read
the list of ingredients on Jif, Skippy, etc., and compare it to the list
on Adams. I am "addicted" to Adam's crunchy peanut butter. Nothing in
the jar but peanuts and a little salt. Now I hear that there is some
kind of connection with diabetes - women who eat peanut butter several
times a week are less likely to get diabetes. Why, I don't know. Or
perhaps it's just that people not inclined to diabetes happen to like
peanut butter? But I eat peanut butter almost daily, and I don't have
The ups and downs in the stock market are a pretty good
refelction of the overall US economy. The "economy" is, and
always has been, cyclical:
now, we have *very low* inflation, low unemployment, and yet everyone bellyaches about the price of gas/lattes/housing/whatever. Businesses, whether mom-and-pop or very large corporations have just a few options when *their* costs increase: decrease quantity and charge the same; increase prices; go out of business.
We, in the U.S., only recently began paying a higher price,
adjusted for inflation, for gasoline:
Robb thinks 2.6%-4% CPI is a large number he apparently does not remember *double digit* inflation in the 70s and 80s. I do:
I also vividly remember living through a couple of hellish years when DH never knew from one week to the next if his company was going to include him in (necessary for survival) layoffs. Fortunately we dodged the bullets, he retired after 42 years with the same company.
I'm not saying things are perfect, but to complain about
today's low inflation rate is silly.
> Right now, we have *very low* inflation, low unemployment, > and yet everyone bellyaches about the price of > gas/lattes/housing/whatever. Businesses, whether mom-and-pop > or very large corporations have just a few options when > *their* costs increase: decrease quantity and charge the > same; increase prices; go out of business.>
> If Robb thinks 2.6%-4% CPI is a large number he apparently > does not remember *double digit* inflation in the 70s and > 80s. I do:
> I also vividly remember living through a couple of hellish > years when DH never knew from one week to the next if his > company was going to include him in (necessary for survival) > layoffs. Fortunately we dodged the bullets, he retired > after 42 years with the same company.>
Stand by, then, because inflation is coming. It has to. We owe an
extraordinary amount of money, and the only way to pay it back is to
devalue the dollar even more. According to a House committee report
dated September 2007:
At that time, the total national debt was $8.9 trillion. As of May 8,
2008, it's $9,361,092,875,743.26.
Bush takes you into a war with Iran in the time that's left to him. The US
economy always seems to thrive on the prospect of another war.
It's worth trying a google on Jon Basil Uttley and keep an open mind on
what you find........
In article , Pogonip
I fear our grandchildren will still be paying down this debt. Under the
current administration, the national debt increased 6.9% (1st term) and
is projected to increase another 3.9% at the end of this term. In
contrast, the debt was decreased under the previous administration by
0.6% first term and 8.2% second term.
Yes, it was my sense, as well, that his concern was about *hiding* the
These last two weeks my local grocery store has had a certain brand of ice
cream 2/$6 which is very good. A few days ago I figured out why. The
company has reduced the size of its product from 1.75Qt to 1.5 Qt. I don't
know the new price yet because it is still on sale. Very common tactic.
Then the execs pat themselves on the back and give themselves fat bonuses
for increasing the profit margin.
I think we should kick them in the pants and go back to eating everything
home made. No packaged potatoes, spaghetti/sauce,ice cream etc., you get
the picture. Just the basics: fruit, vegetables, flour, sugar, meat, milk,
cream, block cheese, eggs, legumes, rice(not instant), what did I forget.
Yes, I know this is hard on some of us, like me with the FMS, MPS, CFS. But
how else to hit those living it up to the max while we who support their
arses are in big time trouble.
AK in PA
Our grandchildren and their children will be too busy hitching their
horses to the wagon to go to the market. I see an ad campaign that says
if we allow drilling in the Alaskan wilderness, we'll have enough oil
for 60 years. Well, 60 years ago, I was riding in my parents' car.
That's not such a long time. I see the handwriting on the wall. Why
can't our "fearless" leaders see it?
There's an old Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." I
guess we're cursed. ;-)