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Thread: Embroidery Thread

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    kinkajou's Avatar
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    I am currently working on a quilt for a wedding gift. I'd like to embroider the couples name onto one block. Would you suggest I use machine embroidery thread? What thread should I use in the bobbin?

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    machine embroidery thread is very fine so there isn't a lot of buildup on the back of the project, most embroidery thread is rayon or nylon which makes it shinny and I think looks better than cotton for that.

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    also I would suggest using a stabilizer behind it so that it doesn't pucker.

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    If it is going to be washed afterwards, I would use poly, rayon bleeds. I only use Isocord and mettler.

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    Thanks for the replies. It's definitely going to be washed, so I'll avoid the rayon.

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    Sulky Rayon is colorfast, but Rayon is not as strong as poly. Be sure it says colorfast, and if you want sew a sample and then let it spilling water on the sample allowing it to sit in water and see what happens.

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