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Thread: Egyptian Cotton Thread

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    Egyptian Cotton Thread

    Is Egyptian Cotton Thread (Size 50) ok to use for piecing and quilting? Thank you.

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    Yes, I think so. I use Aurifil 50 wt for all my piecing and most quilting. I like it because it is not linty. You may want to use a heavier thread for free motion quilting if you want your quilting to show.

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    Yes.
    Many of the top thread makers use "Egyptian" cotton because it is a long filament thread.

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    I use Presencia, which is exactly what this is.
    Cindy

    Curator of an 1889 Singer model 27 Fiddlebase Treadle, a 1951 Singer Centennial Featherweight, a 1956 Singer 401A, and a 1982 Bernina 830 Record.

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    Yes to both.
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    Aurifil 50wt is 2 ply. Most other 50wt thread is 3 ply. Always check the ply of the thread. It will determine the size needle you need. I use size 80 needle with Aurifil 50 wt. and size 90 with Connecting Threads 50wt.
    Got fabric?

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    It is my favorite of all threads and my machine seems to prefer it.

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