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Thread: Do you like silk thread??

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    Junior Member fallonquilter's Avatar
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    Do you like silk thread??

    I found some old soft silk thread at a garage sale and tried it for hand embroidery. I really liked it. It was smooth as butter. What do you think of it?

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    I've never used it for hand embroidery. I have used it for hand applique but actually prefer Bottom Line now. People sometimes have a hard time getting a knot to stay in silk thread. How many strands did you use for the hand embroidery?

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    Love it for hand stitch binding and needle turn appliqué. Sinks into fabric beautifully

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    I love a silk thread for all hand work. The colour seems to blend into the fabric especially in hand applique and binding.the thread is beautiful and does not require waxing as you work . Only problem is the price.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    i use Alot of silk thread! i use it for hand piecing, for applique (hand and machine), bindings- sometimes i even quilt with silk- although that gets pretty expensive-so it's reserved for the really special quilts! silk thread is fine, lint free, strong, great colors available. I love working with silk thread! been using it for a number of years now.
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    i love silk thread. it was introduced to me at a hand applique class. so easy to hide those stitches!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Used to use it for beading (heavier weight, of course) and recently used some for hand quilting practice. Very smooth, very pretty, not as firm as quilting cotton.

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    I like silk thread for hand sewing binding to back of quilt.

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    I use it for hand applique. I'd use it more if it weren't so expensive.

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    I imagine the 'thread' you are using for embroidery is a bit different than the 'thread' the rest of us are talking about using for appliques and bindings. Embroidery thread is usually a bit thicker so you can actually see the stitches. For sewing it is designed to virtually become invisible.
    As an infrequent appliquer, I love silk thread because it hides a multitude of my sins and blends well with the colors of the appliques, allowing me to keep just a few colors of thread on hand.
    I have worked with silk embroidery thread and it makes me feel so classy when I'm using it!

    Jan in VA
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