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Thread: Cotton lawn help

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    Super Member SouthPStitches's Avatar
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    Cotton lawn help

    Hi everyone: Just ordered another large order from Connecting Threads. So much for the fabric moratorium, but sure have been having fun for relatively little $$. Just love the new line (Matsuri) and ordered a lap quilt kit, among other things, and am anxious to see and feel the fabric. Loved the colors used and the prints in that line. There was mention that a smaller machine needle should be used on the thinner weight fabric. Should I be changing my tension too? Standard thread should be okay? It's been years since I've sewed on anything but standard quilting cotton and flannel. Thanks!

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    Super Member Pat625's Avatar
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    Please post a pic and let us know how the finished project goes!! I love the lawn, but have heard concerns about the sheerness and durability... Anxious to learn more about it

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    If you use a smaller needle, it's probably a good idea to use finer thread also. I like Aurifil 50 wt 2-ply.

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    Junior Member Julie in WA's Avatar
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    Did you check out Connecting Thread's tip page on working with lawn fabrics?

    And AmandaJean just posted about a quilt she is working on using this same line of fabrics...

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    as far as messing with your tension---wait & see if it needs adjusting- it may or may not- if your thread is equal wt top & bottom chances are you will not have to change tension- tension really has nothing to do with the needle you are using.
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