Hi, I'm new to the board and I'm not sure I'm doing this right. My question is what thread should I be using for applique. I've been a quilter for 10 years, but haven't done any applique. I've been told to use silk thread, but the Clover silk thread I'm using seems to fray in the middle as I'm using it. I'm tempted to go back to plain cotton. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks so much.