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Thread: Hand quilting thread

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    Have you or would you use hand quilting thread to machine quilt? I am just sewing my bom squares together. The thread is 32% cotton and 68% polyester.

    Jeanette

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    Do not use thread designed for hand quilting. This thread has a wax coating which aids hand quilting, but can damage the tension discs on a sewing machine. ...
    Jerrie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrie
    Do not use thread designed for hand quilting. This thread has a wax coating which aids hand quilting, but can damage the tension discs on a sewing machine. ...
    Jerrie

    And not to mention all the DUST that will accumulate inside your machine! (Please don't do it!)


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    The thread for hand quilting and the thread for machine piecing are actually wound differently, which is another reason you don't want to use hand quilting thread in your machine. I think that's what causes all the dust, though I am not 100% positive. I do know that using hand quilting thread in your machine will cause frayed threads and will result in a lot of breakage, which is highly frustrating!! I learned that many long years ago, before I knew any better. :roll:
    Piece ~ Tiffany

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    I used it on my sewing machine, and I have have major tension issues every once in a while. And I knew better too.... Needless to say, I echoe everyone else. DON'T USE IT!

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