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    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
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    I just know people will scream in horror when they hear that the pansy quilt that I just finished was quilted in invisible thread. I don't know where I got the thread, but it worked just fine in my machine. Just loosen the tension a little and back stitch a little to lock your stitches and away you go! I had so many different colored flowers in each block, that it would not have been possible to do it any other way. sometimes I just barely caught a petal or a piece of the basket, I am not a very careful sewer, but with anything else, I would have had to rip, and I was on a tight deadline. With the invisible thread, it never even showed. Unless it was a major goof, no ripping happened. My aunt loved it and no one else's opinion really mattered but hers since it was her gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    I just know people will scream in horror when they hear that the pansy quilt that I just finished was quilted in invisible thread. I don't know where I got the thread, but it worked just fine in my machine. Just loosen the tension a little and back stitch a little to lock your stitches and away you go! I had so many different colored flowers in each block, that it would not have been possible to do it any other way. sometimes I just barely caught a petal or a piece of the basket, I am not a very careful sewer, but with anything else, I would have had to rip, and I was on a tight deadline. With the invisible thread, it never even showed. Unless it was a major goof, no ripping happened. My aunt loved it and no one else's opinion really mattered but hers since it was her gift.
    I used invisible thread to hold down the appliques that I just did too. I never would have done it if I had to change my thread for every different color. I thought about doing a blanket stitch on my machine in black or dark brown, but there were way too many small curves and angles. Invisible was the only way for me to get it done, so that was the right thing to do.

    I've used invisible to quilt as well, and never thought anything of it. So far those quilts are still in one piece.

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    Hummm... how to thread something that's invisible. HA!

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    Steve, ya just got to believe!

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    Steve, if ya hold your tongue juuuusssst right...LOL

    I've used invisible to tack my applique down when I'm going to be using a blanket stitch (by hand). But otherwise, I've never used it on a quilt. I don't see why it wouldn't hold up just fine when used to machine quilt. :)

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    I did my mom's quilt in 1999 using invisible thread and it is still holding up. In fact, while I was there last weekend, I washed it and dried it in the dryer and it is still in one piece :lol: It looked so pretty on the bed, I wished she'd leave it out instead of sticking it back in the closet :!:

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    The Recent Topics link under - The Quilter's in the heading is a good quick way too. Bookmarks are good too

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