A cautionary tale. I am a big advocate of using cheap thread in the bobbin when doing machine embroidery. I think it makes me, at least, freer in my use of machine stitching because I am not thinking about the precious thread. I know lots of people insist you need special thread but pretty standard polyester stuff seems to work fine for me.
But one place where I should know better is sewing machine needles. I was working on the project that I will be blogging about soon, and using cheap sewing machine needles and it was a lesson in false economy. I broke four. When I changed to the more expensive brand I usually use the problems seemed to evaporate. Lesson learned.