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Thread: Polyester Thread

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    Super Member quilterella's Avatar
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    I have always used cotton thread to both piece and machine quilt, however, my stash is slowly dieing and I'm in need to quilt a baby quilt I'm just about finished. My question is: can you use polyester thread (embroidery) to machine quilt? I have only used either Aurafil or Mettler thread, and do not have access to any at this time, so, that is why I'm questioning using the Mettler Polyester!

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    yes. polyester embroidery thread does very well for machine quilting, too. :-)

    hint: use the same type and weight of thread in the bobbin, too, for more even tension.

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    I love the sheen of polyester embroidery thread for quilting :D:D:D

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    you can use any thread you want. it's your project. i have quilted with cotton, silk, wool, poly and rayon threads; they all work. it just depends on what you are working on and what you like to work with (and of course what you have available at the time)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I love the sheen of polyester embroidery thread for quilting :D:D:D
    I agree with amma, I too love the sheen of polyester embroidery thread. :thumbup:

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    Thankyou ladies. I knew I could count on this board for the answer. I have oodles of embroidery thread/polyester thread, but, not much cotton thread, or atleast not in colours that would be suitable for machine quilting. Once again, thankyou!

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