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Thread: Hello from the mountains of West Virginia

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    Hello from the mountains of West Virginia

    Hello everyone,
    New to quilting, I always said I would save learning to quilt until I was old. Well I am there! At least I feel like it at times. Retired and moved to WV for the views. Beautiful to say the least. I am trying to figure out how to read the labels on Gutermann thread spools. Their must be a system to it. Weight is not specified only a # after NE (NE 50) I have searched their site and numerous others and no luck. Does anyone else know how or if the thread weight is listed on the spools?

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    Welcome from a transplanted New Englander. Hope you like crowds. We are a very large bunch. J If you have questions, we have answers, and if you have answers we will think up some questions.

    I am almost postive that spools will tell you the weight.
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    Welcome from OHIO! I know nothing about Gutermann thread, but I'm sure someone will be able to answer your question soon.
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    Welcome from Texas

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    Hello, welcome from Nevada!

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    I know the higher the number the smaller the thread. This is a sewing weight thread. The Bernina Hause used to sell this brand maybe they still do, I haven't been there in a while. You might try googling thread weights and see what you come up with.

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    Hello from the Islands of the East!

    Welcome from Japan!

    Gaijin

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    Here is a link that might clear up a little


    http://www.guttermanthread.com/
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 07-23-2013 at 05:53 PM.
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    ​Welcome from Ontario, Canada.

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    Hello and welcome from northern California!
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