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Thread: What thread to use?

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    Hi! My name is Pamala from St. Louis, MO and I am a new quilter "very new". I have a question for my new quilting family; do you always use quilting thread? I am a lap quilter and I am sort of confused about what thread to use. Do you ever use an all purpose thread when hand quilting the top?

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    Hello Pamala, I'm in Illinois about at hour or so from you. I'm too lazy to hand quilt, so I can't answer your question, but I'm certain many of the expert hand quilters on the board will help you out.

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    No, I would only use hand quilting thread as it stronger and will hold up to all the in and out motion of the quilting process. I think (could be wrong) that all purpose would start to shred and break during the process of quilting. JMHO :)

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    Hi and Welcome from Oklahoma.

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    Hi and welcome from the sunny state of Florida!! I always use hand quilting thread.

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    Welcome to the board from southern California.

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    hi pamela, welcome from central new jersey. are you hiding from us here?

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    If you are hand quilting I use only hand quilting thread as it has a wax finish to it and prevents the thread from breaking or twisting. But do not use it in your machine. It will mess up the tension big time.

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    So Happy that you joined us :D:D:D

    I think that you would be happier using hand quilting thread, not having it twist is a BIG plus, and it will show off your quilting nicer too :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    If you are hand quilting I use only hand quilting thread as it has a wax finish to it and prevents the thread from breaking or twisting. But do not use it in your machine. It will mess up the tension big time.
    I use only YLI quilting thread for hand quilting. It does not knot up and I do not have to use wax. I really like the natural color and/or the white.

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