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Thread: Nylon Thread

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    Nylon Thread

    I have been gifted with several large spools of nylon thread. Is there a reason that I can not use this thread for quilting and if so, what is it?
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    i'd be afraid that the ends would poke the quilt user. i've heard that mono-filament is much softer and better to use
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    Nylon can melt, can become brittle, can yellow with age. It's not recommended for quilting. Monofilament thread is often nylon.

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    I like MonoPoly which is a clear thread, but it is a lot softer, you can iron it and just behaves so much better than a nylon or monofilament.
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    I took a class on different types of thread. When monofilament thread was mentioned, the teacher said to avoid nylon and use the polyester monofilament thread instead.

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