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Thread: Pearle Cotton Thread

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    http://www.threadart.com/shop/category.asp?catid=283

    Great for quilting and cheap too.

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    The newsletter they sent me said it's mercerized cotton. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercerized_cotton Wikipedia said this is a process of treating the fabric where it no longer shrinks and is what gives it it's sheen.

    This treatment increases luster, strength, affinity to dye, resistance to mildew, and but also increases affinity to lint. Cotton with long staple fiber lengths responds best to mercerization. Mercerized thread is commonly used to produce fine crochet.
    Sounds like it has it's uses but not in a sewing machine. What does everyone else think?

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    I have used it for tying quilts, for applique, for art quilts to add texture and as embellishment, for lettering quilt labels, and for sashiko-style pieces (true sashiko thread has no lustre). I have also used it for embroidery and cross stitch, thinking about trying it for needlepoint and hardranger. It comes in five sizes (weights). No, Elizabeth, I would not put it in my sewing machine.

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