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Thread: I don't get it

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    Senior Member Sew Krazy Girl's Avatar
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    Does anyone know why a quilt seems to weigh much more after it's been quilted? Seems funny to me that it feels lighter prior to quilting. Does a spool of thread actually weigh that much more? It just puzzles me. :?:

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    Could it be because they are more dense?

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    It only feel heavy to me when I have been wrangling it through the throat of my machine LOL :D:D:D

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    Now that you mention it they do feel heavier the more you quilt them!!! Ok next time I get ready to quilt I am going to weigh myself first then quilt it and weigh myself again :)

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    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha

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    Of course now it would be up to you to determine if I was telling the truth :)
    :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Of course now it would be up to you to determine if I was telling the truth :)
    :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha
    Yeah, just like when the driver's license bureau asks if you still weigh... and you just say "Yes!" Who do I think I'm kiddng...

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    So this is a good question, thread alone isn't very heavy, but once the quilting is complete, even before binding is added, it does feel heavier! I too will do a before and after weight, but I'm only fessing up to the weight of the quilt. Not my weight! Ha ha ha

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    I think the thread weighs more than we realize. I don't quilt heavily so my quilts don't feel heavier but when a lot of quilting is done on a large quilt you've got a LOT of thread going in there.

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    That's why quilts aren't used on our bed.DH has always said they're too heavy.We use an older comforter that is very light but warm.

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