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Thread: Invisible thread that is not nylon

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    Senior Member gailmitchell's Avatar
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    Superior threads has a good argument for not using 100% nylon thread as your invisible thread. But not everyone sells their brand. Does anyone know of other non-nylon invisible threads. I'm trying to find an online dealer that I can buy all the things on my "need to buy list". So having an alternate brand to buy would be good.

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    Sulky Polyester Invisible Thread. It's very soft, nothing like the nylon.

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    YSL? YLS? whichever. i used it on the FAL quilt that i posted. it was very soft. but whatever you use, unless you bury the ends, you end up with pokies where you cut the thread. can i ask why you want to use it? many people don't like it very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    YSL? YLS? whichever. i used it on the FAL quilt that i posted. it was very soft. but whatever you use, unless you bury the ends, you end up with pokies where you cut the thread. can i ask why you want to use it? many people don't like it very much.

    Edit: the source: http://www.baysidequilting.com/

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    thanks for the link

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    I use the invisible to machine applique. If you have a look at the vines, stars and leaves on the border of the quilt in my avitar, they are machine appliqued down, and I like to use invisible thread for that type of work. I had no idea that there was a movement away from the nylon invisible until recently. I'll check out the YLI. Thanks. And thanks for the link.

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    Super Member butterflywing's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gailmitchell
    I use the invisible to machine applique. If you have a look at the vines, stars and leaves on the border of the quilt in my avitar, they are machine appliqued down, and I like to use invisible thread for that type of work. I had no idea that there was a movement away from the nylon invisible until recently. I'll check out the YLI. Thanks. And thanks for the link.


    :roll: thanks for the proper name. i'm an airhead sometimes. :D

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