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    Red face invisible thread

    Anyone have any tips on quilting with invisible thread? I really want to try it with a chevron pattern but
    dont want to ruin my wonderful top Help please.
    janb

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    It can be very hard to work with, espically since I have trifocal glasses now! It can be hard to see where you have all ready quilted, but can make a very nice looking quilt. I don't use it on quilts that will be used since it tends to make the quilt stiff.
    Good luck and post some pictures when finished.
    When life gives you scraps, make a quilt.

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    i have a spool that i have not used yet. i've read here on the board that one shouldn't use nylon, and that is exactly what my spool is. i can't recall what the other type is, sorry
    Nancy in western NY

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    Make sure it comes off the side of the spool, not the top.

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    Personally, I don't want anything to do with the invisible thread. I don't want it in my clothes or my quilts.

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    I've used it with the "hand quilting stitch" setting on my machine and have been pleased with the results. Two of the quilts i used it on are in constant use and washed regularly. It has held up very well. I don't remember what brand, but it came on a cone not a spool.

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    some machines like and some don't. I try to use it when I don't want the quilting to show new design - in otherwords just dimenional quilting. However, sometime it works in my machine and other times it doesn't.
    The other is poly thread. Supposed to be easier to quilt with.

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    Not a good idea to use invisible thread. Nylon thread is not heat resistant

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    I use it for wallhangings and only when I SID...

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    I use YLI Wonder Invisible for quilting almost all my quilts and have never had a problem. I use the stitch on my Viking Rose that looks like a hand stitch, especially around appliqued pieces.

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