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Thread: Does Invisible Thread hold up in washing?

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    I'm making (okay, I'm STILL making) a lap robe/throw for my daughter's school room, and with so many colors in the applique I don't want to take the time to always be changing the spool thread.

    Does the Invisible thread really hold up with frequent washings? With a room full of 7 year olds they bring in and happily share all sorts of germs, so washing it after almost any use will be a hardship if the threads come out. If the experts on this forum tell me "No way" then I will do the thread color change.

    And you do put regular thread in the bobbin, don't you?

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    I don't like the way invisible thread feels. I've used it in a few wallhangings, but I probably won't ever use it again and especially not in things against my skin.

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    Yes, i used it in an old scrub top that i washed every week for about 5 years and the scrub top is still in good shape even though i can't use it because we have uniforms now

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    I've never had any problems with it....but I also don't like the way it feels.

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    I am not a fan of invisible thread. I've used several different brands and I just don't like the way it looks. But, like you, I hate to change the thread for each fabric color. So, the last time I did applique, I used black thread around all the applique and I really liked the look. My project was a appliqued baby quilt. I am getting ready to do another baby quilt with applique butterflies and I plan on stitching around the appliques with the same color of thread that is in the border fabric.
    I use regular thread in the bobbin in the same color that I use in the needle.

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    I don't care for invisible thread for many reasons but especially for quilting. I know you were initially talking about using it for the applique but I teach second grade and know how this quilt will be used and loved. I have seen invisible thread slice through the fabric of a quilt when it gets tugged as someone adjusts how they are sitting.

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    Okay, that's it for me. I'll use the background color and if the zig zag is close enough it may not be too obvious. On the other hand, 7 year olds aren't known for being picky about colors around ice cream cones, it's a LOUD lap robe and kids love loud colors.
    I'm just wondering what the school district will think of it, they forbid feeding the kids anything that is not nutritious!! snicker and giggle....

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    Dolphyngyrl]Yes, i used it in an old scrub top that i washed every week for about 5 years and the scrub top is still in good shape even though i can't use it because we have uniforms now
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    I LOVE scrubs, they have such yummy colors for ice cream cones! I got a lot of them from yard sales, thrift shops and church sales. I think the kids will love them, they are bright and cheerful. Unfortunately, my son wears long white jackets (Respiratory Therapist) and seems confused about me wanting old scrubs, but after seeing the lap robe i'm working on now, has promised to stop at any yard sale on the way home from work and look for them for me.
    After all, even though they are both over 50 years old, I know darn well that as soon as teacher daughter gets hers, she'll be on the phone bragging and then other DD will want to know where hers is!! So am cutting out extra cones and ice cream to make hers as soon as this one is done. Then onwards to the next one which is Robots and the sky.

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    My old sewing machine tech told me he once saw a Singer that's owner only used the invisible thread to quilt and it actually cut her thread guide off after all those years!

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    i would use reg thread

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