After you have the right needle and
good tension, embroidering with
thick thread is just like
embroidering with any other kind of
thread. The same rules about hooping
and stabilizer apply (i.e. hoop the
fabric with the stabilizer, choose the stabilizer according to
the fabric weight, regular bobbin
Remember, too, that a design needs
to be specially digitized for
thicker thread. If you use thick
thread with a "regular" embroidery
design, you won't get very far.
You'll find that the thread will
ball up underneath and jam the hoop.
Designs at the Embroidery Library
that are digitized for "thick
thread" are clearly marked with the
words "thick thread" in the name.
Conversely, designs that are
digitized for thick thread shouldn't
be used with 40 weight thread. The
coverage won't be sufficient.
Above all, enjoy working with thick
thread. It really adds a beautiful
component to embroidery projects.