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Thread: Cotton or polyester thread

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    Just wondering when you quilt do you use cotton or polyester thread. I have been making rag quilts and have always used cotton. I wanted to order thread through connecting treads and was wondering which to get.

    thank ladies and gentlemen

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    I am certainly no expert, but I use whatever kind of thread gives me the 'look' I want on a particular project. I've even used some of my poly machine embroidery thread when I want a sheen to the stitching.

    (sssh...don't tell the quilt police!)

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    Another thing on Connecting threads is Cotton thread and Egyptian cotton thread.. what is the difference.

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    I just ordered a double order of cotton thread from CT.
    When I hand quilted I usd the regular stronger quilting thread which I believe was a poylester-cotton. From what I have read in books if you are using 100 % cotton fabrics use 100% cotton thread for best results especially if you are machine quilting. I am sure you will get several different opinions here as there are differnt threads for different people.

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    I use cotton thread from CT also. Most books say cotton thread is best, but my quilt guru says the cotton/poly is fine

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