Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Quilting with Polyester Invisible Thread

  1. #1
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    What is some of the current opinions of quilting with 'Monofilament Polyester Invisible Thread'....I have a quillt with very strong colors, white, blue, red....and I really DO NOT want the quilting to jump out and overwhelm either the pattern or fabric. Is using invisible thread, considered cheating ??????
    This is polyester thread I ordered special on the internet so it can take the iron heat.....have been using in both bobbin and upper....the look is super great.... on the little table runner I am currently quilting IT JUST LOOKS GREAT.....but will appreciate your opinion ....... :lol:

  2. #2
    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Posts
    3,877
    I use YLI Wonder invisible thread for most of my applique & quilting.

  3. #3
    Super Member jljack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Central CA - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts
    8,068
    Blog Entries
    9
    I haven't used invisible thread at all. I am kinda scared that if it breaks at some point, I'll end up with those wiry little ends floating above the quilt like cheap comforters get.

  4. #4
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,487
    Is it a wallhanging or utility quilt? Nothing is cheating. :> Though I must say I don't like the feel of invisible thread at all and personally wouldn't want it against my skin for a utility quilt.

  5. #5
    dd
    dd is offline
    Super Member dd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,387
    I understand what you are saying but I would only use it for a wall hanging or table runner or things like that. I wouldn't want it for my quilt on my bed either.

  6. #6
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    there is a major difference with the feel between nylon and polyester. The polyester, to me, feels just like any other thread.

  7. #7
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,590
    Blog Entries
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees
    there is a major difference with the feel between nylon and polyester. The polyester, to me, feels just like any other thread.
    Where did you get your polyester invisible thread?

  8. #8
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    This thread is truly extra ordinary. It is .004 m, clear, polyester, feels just like regular thread to both my hand and my face. Sews beautifully. Did this simple table runner with it in both my bobbin and upper thread, did not do any adjustments to machine. and the result is beautifull. Looks just like I changed thread colors from the blue to the red to the white.....In my very humble opinion,... this way the quilting thread does not compete with the overall design or individule fabric colors....
    Thread is from 'Thethread exchange.com' bought a spool that will probably last me a life time....for under $10

  9. #9
    Senior Member Buzzy Bee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    452
    I have used it and really like it better when quilting than color thread...My only problem is that when I wind a bobbin with it. sometimes the bobbin doesn't automatically stop when its full,,,and the top pops off my bobbin (plastic bobbins ) and all has to go in trash....

  10. #10
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    Quote Originally Posted by Buzzy Bee
    I have used it and really like it better when quilting than color thread...My only problem is that when I wind a bobbin with it. sometimes the bobbin doesn't automatically stop when its full,,,and the top pops off my bobbin (plastic bobbins ) and all has to go in trash....
    I know what you mean. I use my metal bobbins, and really, really watching the winding......but then it is so nice that you do not have to replace the bobbins during quilting....it is worth the small effort......

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.