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    Nylon thread??

    I was at a consigment store yesteday...lots of sewing, quilting stuff...anyways they had bags of nylon thread in huge spools for 5.00 and 10.00 I have always used 100 percent cotton thread so wasn't sure it nylon thread would be good for quilting. Does any one use nylon thread?? I am debating if I should go back and get them.

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    Nylon is usually used in upholstery sewing. It is thicker than cotton or cotton/poly. Unless it is Wooly Nylon, which is used in sergers....

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    Nylon thread melts at a lower temperature than poly or cotton, goes brittle with age, and doesn't hold its color well. It's sometimes used in quilting as a monofilament thread, but even then poly monofilament is a better choice. It can be wiry, hard to handle (doesn't want to stay on the spool), and comes undone at the end of your line of stitches. My only experience with it is the monofilament thread, so there may be other types that aren't as bad. It would definitely not be my choice for piecing.

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    thank-you!!! I will skip out on that deal. So glad I asked!

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