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Thread: Hand quilting thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Louise
    In the years that I was hand quilting my avatar quilt (took me 6 yrs.) the coats and clark thread became thinner. An Amish quilter friend of mine who does a lot of hand quilting noticed the same thing. I don't remember what brand I bought next.
    Thank you for this comment to prove my point. I knew I was not going crazy and that I was reading the labels correctly on the spools. I have found Coats and Clarks heavy duty hand quilting thread. However, I can only find it in white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    I am using YLI Hand Quilting thread. I really like it. Hand quilting thread almost appears wire-y. That is good as it is strong and wont knot up as much if any. I love the YLI brand. Good luck.
    Can you get YLI thread anywhere other than ordering online?

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    I use the hand quilting thread from Joann's called Americana. But when you look for it, it won't be on the regular thread rack with Coats and Clark and Gutterman. They (Joann's) have it in bins and I find a good colof selection too. Also, it is glazed.

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    thank you for posting this topic, I am using coats and clark hand quilting thread to hand sew my bindings and was wondering what other threads I might use...thanks yetta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby

    Can you get YLI thread anywhere other than ordering online?
    My local quilt shop carries YLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    I have noticed that the hand quilting thread that I purchase is not as heavy as the thread that my mother used when I was a child.
    I have several of my grandmothers quilts and the thread used on hers are thick too. I have read somewhere (I will try to find it) that you use perle cotton which comes in different sizes.
    Ok...here is one link to the bigger thread: http://finnleah.blogspot.com/2006/09...titchings.html

    Here is a link to thicker Aurifil thread for hand quilting... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj6rX0NV3Pw

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    I inherited a box of white hand quilting thread that was my aunts it is Lily brand and you are right it does look a little heavier. I have already used several spools and altho is is old is is still very strong. It also has a stiffer feel to it I think it is coated to not tangle. I have bought other kinds and do not like them as well.

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    I use Gutterman's. It is a heavier thread than regular sewing thread.

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    [quote=Renee110I have read somewhere (I will try to find it) that you use perle cotton which comes in different sizes. [/quote]

    I handquilt in a slightly larger stitch, with a larger needle, with #10wt. crochet thread all the time. My quilts go into shows, are done for commissions and receive wonderful comments frequently.

    When I use "regular" handquilting thread, it's YLI, Mettler 40 wt. (which I wax with beeswax), or Premium Sulky 100% Cotton 12 wt. which I buy online.

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee110
    Quote Originally Posted by chamby
    I have noticed that the hand quilting thread that I purchase is not as heavy as the thread that my mother used when I was a child.
    I have several of my grandmothers quilts and the thread used on hers are thick too. I have read somewhere (I will try to find it) that you use perle cotton which comes in different sizes.
    Ok...here is one link to the bigger thread: http://finnleah.blogspot.com/2006/09...titchings.html

    Here is a link to thicker Aurifil thread for hand quilting... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj6rX0NV3Pw
    So can you purchase this thread in a quilt shop?

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