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Thread: Coats & Clark Outdoor Thread...for hand quilting

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    Coats & Clark Outdoor Thread...for hand quilting

    I picked up a spool at Wal-Mart because they were out of the color of 'Button' thread that I've found I like for hand quilting. I'm kinda liking this Outdoor thread. It's 100% polyester, and not quite as thick as 'Button' thread.

    Has anyone else used it for hand quilting? Any opinions?
    Every day, I find it harder to live up to my blue china.

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    I've never even heard of it but like the idea! Sounds like the perfect thread, for all sorts of crafts!

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    You use button thread for hand quilting? Hmmmm.... that's interesting. I'm wondering if anyone has used pearl cotton. I'm getting ready to hand quilt a grandmother's flower garden quilt and am wondering which thread would be the best. Any ideas?

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    Thanks for the replies.



    I think this 'outdoor' thread is very much like the old invisible thread, only colored. Maybe a little thicker, but not much.

    I've had such an insanely terrible time finding hand quilting thread I like that doesn't tangle. Or doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
    Every day, I find it harder to live up to my blue china.

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    I liked the button thread, but it's so thick that you need a bigger needle eye that is hard to push/pull through seams. I liked it a lot 'til I tried Outdoor thread.
    Every day, I find it harder to live up to my blue china.

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    I'm so sorry...I thought I posted a link in my original post. This is JoAnn's...I haven't price checked to see if what I got at Wal-Mart is cheaper.

    http://www.joann.com/coats-clark-out...745#pro_colors
    Every day, I find it harder to live up to my blue china.

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    Hmmm, I can't quite picture using such a heavy thread to hand quilt with. You must be doing something called "the big stitch" for your handquilting. If it works for you go for it!

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    I suppose my stitches are bigger than those of the experts, but my interest is more in the visual of the whole quilt rather than seeing how much thread I can get on one. I do mostly theme-type quilts, like these:





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