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Thread: Polyester versus 100 % cotton quilting thread

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    What are your thoughts about using polyester thread to do fmq? I've used 100% cotton fabric and mostly 100% cotton thread for piecing, but not able to find locally the thread I need in the cotton for the quilting. This is for a baby quilt. I appreciate your opinions.

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    Super Member Ditter43's Avatar
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    I love it for fmq, but haven't done any baby quilts with it. That said, I think all the "store bought" quilts are quilted with poly...I could be wrong. ;)

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    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
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    I use cotton so I'm no help. I'm sure you could use poly if you wanted.

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    Super Member BKrenning's Avatar
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    I have used poly serger thread with no problems. I use poly all the time in the bobbin. Love it! No lint!

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    lots of poly threads are just fine to use...i would only worry about content if i were making some big extreme heirloom that i felt i had to boast ... 100% cotton, even the thread.
    i generally use cotton/poly blends they are stronger, i get frustrated with cotton thread breaking all the time. i use cotton thread if i'm hand stitching but usually i don't even pay any attention. when i choose thread i choose by color and weight. and personally love using silk thread, but it is expensive and some people don't think you should use it for cotton fabrics but i've not had any problems and it is a dream to sew with.

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