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Thread: Anyone use nylon thread for quilting?

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I bought a big cone in a neutral color. I put it in the bobbin and top and had to get a magnifying glass to see the stitches. :lol: It's very strong to be so thin. I don't have to worry about getting a scant 1/4 seam in piecing using this. I found this about the thread:

    Size 15 and 23 are ultra-lightweight threads typically used for sewing garments and as bobbin thread. It is stronger than comparable spun polyester and cotton threads.
    These ultra-thin threads are Soft because they do not require bonding.

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    Be careful with nylon thread. I hear it will melt if you iron it and if it is clear it will yellow over time. Superior thread has a wonderful thread called Mono Poly which will do none of the above.

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    I haven't used nylon, I don't think. :? How do you think it would react to cotton fabric? Do you think it would tear the cotton after a time or is it coated?

    I've used the clear, but I believe its poly. Which is the one that melts?

    Who makes it so I can go and read about it?

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    This isn't a clear thread, it looks like a fiber thread.


    Nylon thread stands up to heat. It yellows at 300F and melts at 500F.
    Nylon thread has excellent resistance to mildew, aging, and abrasion.
    Lots more info here:

    http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miv...y_Code=BNLSPEC


    I got 12,800 yard cone for $8.!! So it was worth trying it out good or bad. I love trying different threads.

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    It says great for machine quilting but then non bonded thread will fray at high speed sewing. Hmmmmmmm. I guess I'll have to try it and see.

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    I've never used it in the bobbin, but I love it on top of the quilt. I've ironed directly on it and have never had it melt. I use the YLI brand which comes in smoke and clear.

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    the one thing i don't like about the nylon thread is it is Pokey...ends if the thread breaks is ver scratchy, stiff...it is strong though.

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    I think the nylon invisible thread is totally different then what this thread is.

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    Personally I don't like it in my quilts. I don't like the look or feel of it. And with so many other threads on the market, I've never felt the need or desire to piece with it.

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    I use it occasionally. I use only for the top and use Mettler silk-finish in the bobbin. Harriet Hargrave recommended it in a class I took and it worked for me. Make sure you only use nylon that you can break easily in your hands; otherwise it may cut the threads in your fabric if it gets pulled.

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