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Thread: Favorite threads for hand quilting?

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    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
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    I have used both Coates and Clark, and Guterman. Have also used some other threads not necessarily meant for hand quilting, and then I use "Thread Heaven" to run them through before using them for quilting. (Like that better than beeswax).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat625 View Post
    I have tried all the fancy name brand threads, and always end up back to the Americana thread that I get in Joannes for 99 cents!
    My choice also. I put conditioner on it and it doesn't knot. I'm waiting for them to come out with more colors!

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    For hand quilting I use:
    YLI hand quilting thread. - comes glazed
    Gutterman cotton hand quilting thread. - comes glazed
    Americana quilting thread - comes glazed
    Mettler 40 wt. - wax first each time I cut a length

    For Big Stitch hand quilting I use:
    Sulky cotton in 30 wt. - LOTS of colors including blends
    Perle cotton balls #8 or #12
    #10 wt. crochet cotton thread

    Jan in VA
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    peacefully colors my world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland View Post
    I use YLI hand quilting thread. It's glazed so it doesn't fray quickly, and it doesn't knot and tangle as much as some others. My only complaint is that it doesn't come in some of the colors I'd like use.

    Janet
    I, too, love this thread. I've only tried a few threads, but this one stands out, as far as I'm concerned!
    "... let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland View Post
    I use YLI hand quilting thread. It's glazed so it doesn't fray quickly, and it doesn't knot and tangle as much as some others. My only complaint is that it doesn't come in some of the colors I'd like use.

    Janet
    I also use YLI for the same reasons mentioned plus it's 3-ply, is 100% extra long staple egyptian cotton, has excellent color fastness, and is made in the US. The 26 colors it comes in is enough of a choice for me, so I haven't found that to be a problem.
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