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Thread: Can I use Sulky in my bobbin?

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    Can I use Sulky in my bobbin?

    I ended up with a large spool of white Sulky that I thought I was going to use for a project, but ended up using a different thread?
    Can I use it for a bobbin thread for FMQ? Or is there a good reason not to?
    Going to do a test run but before I tried that thought I'd come here and get some input.

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    Rayon thread is not as strong as other threads. So, if the quilt gets a lot of use, it would not hold up as well as a thread designated for quilting. Also, it is fatter than other quilting threads, so it would show up more.
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    Sulky makes poly thread too. I use poly thread in my bobbins a lot.
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    I think it depends on the fiber content and the thread weight. I have 12 wt Sulky and that won't work in the bobbin.
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    I will use it on my DSM when I'm doing decorative stitches, but have found on my LA it shreds at the high speed. Not sure about DSM FMQ.

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    Yes, absolutely. Many quilters use rayon thread top and bobbin, for a pretty look on both sides. I have quilts 30 years old with rayon thread top and bobbin, and they look just as good as they did when first quilted. Someone shared that Sulky has a 40 PolyDeco Thread, too, and we do, and for children's quilts that may be washed constantly or bleached, that may be a better choice. We also have 60 wt. prewound bobbins and a 60 wt. PolyLite Quilting Thread. There is also a 60 wt. spun polyester bobbin thread, which is a little more "hairy" and not as slick as most bobbin threads, if that has been an issue for you. There's not a right or wrong here - just personal preference with your style of quilting.

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