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Thread: cotton vs other thread

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    how do you tell if a thread is 100% cotton when it does not have a label?

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    Senior Member SittingPretty's Avatar
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    I think you could test it the same way as fabric. Holding it over a sink, light the end with a match. If it burns, it's probably cotton. If it melts, it's probably polyester.

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