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Thread: Gutermann Mara 100 - a Tex 30 polyester thread

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    Gutermann Mara 100 - a Tex 30 polyester thread

    Can anyone tell me if they have ever used this thread in quilting and on longarms?

    The website Wawak says it is suitable for "outdoor wear". I had emailed them and they said it could be used for quilting and that the TEX is 40....but I have seen on internet that it is TEX 30. Would like to know before I purchase.
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    I've never used it...but if its poly it should work as long as you use it in your bobbin also. Be sure to up your needle size with that heavy of a thread, imho.
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    Tex 30 is not the same as 30wt, so it may not be a thick thread.

    Mara 70 is Tex 40; Mara 100 is Tex 30. So Mara 70 would be stronger. I found this thread (no pun intended!) that indicates Mara 70 is good for outdoor gear:
    http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-...hread_id=47231

    Also found this website that seems to list all the different Mara threads and their Tex numbers:
    https://www.guetermann.com/shop/view...-Mara-Clothing

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    There was an interesting discussion on TEX a couple days ago:

    Can you explain textured thread to me?
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    I was incorrect, then, as I thought TEX referred to strength. Tex 40 would be a thicker thread (not necessarily stronger) than a Tex 30 thread. Found this explanation that helps too:
    http://delightful-qs.com/blog/2012/0...-does-it-mean/

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    Oh fine. Just when I start thinking I might finally know everything I need to know about threads, you guys have to throw this "TEX" stuff into the pot.... and I'm back to being as dumb as a doorknob again.
    Last edited by Peckish; 11-01-2013 at 05:25 PM.

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