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Thread: Mixed Threads?

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    Member quilterbabe's Avatar
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    I am about to quilt my "sandwich" and will be using Black King Tut 40 wt thread on the top. I would like to use Libby Lehman's Black Bottom Line 60 wt in the bobbin. Is this too great a difference in thread weights? I want the quilting to show on the front, but not so much on the back.

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    Super Member snipforfun's Avatar
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    Those two threads are a perfect combination

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    It sounds like they would be fine together.
    We always quilted a little bit, then unzipped to look at the back. You may need to tweak your tension a little bit.

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    bottom line thread is used in bobbins all the time- and 60 wt just means you won't have to change the bobbin so often (it will hold more :)
    people use all kinds of different combinations- invisible thread on top- bobbin wt on bottom- the same top & bottom-
    silk in the top-
    if it works for you and is a good thread- that doesn't break all the time- use it.
    if you find you have all kinds of problems with it- then switch one or the other and try again.

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    Sounds like a great combination :D:D:D

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    mixing threads is done all the time It is fun to try different things and see the results. Have fun.

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