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Thread: Quilting Thread Weight

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    If you quilt your quilt on your regular machine, what # thread to you use. I use #50 to piece but heard that is too heavy to stipple or meander with. I would like to know what others use.

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    I use the 50 wt.

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    most of mine is 50 weight..i thought most hand quilting thread was 40, but since i don't hand sew..i don't know for sure.

    I use gutterman cotton(from Joanns), or masterpiece, superior,king tut.. bottom line. my machine is not picky about threads..so i can use just about anything.

    i have always heard, piece with cotton, and quilt with whatever your heart desires! I am in love with verigated threads! i have used clear,Emb threads, glow in the dark..

    google
    "redrock threads"
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    "superior threads"..
    you will find all sorts of helpful info there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    most of mine is 50 weight..i thought most hand quilting thread was 40, but since i don't hand sew..i don't know for sure.

    I use gutterman cotton(from Joanns), or masterpiece, superior,king tut.. bottom line. my machine is not picky about threads..so i can use just about anything.

    i have always heard, piece with cotton, and quilt with whatever your heart desires! I am in love with verigated threads! i have used clear,Emb threads, glow in the dark..

    I agree with the varigated. It really adds something to the quilt!!
    google
    "redrock threads"
    or
    "superior threads"..
    you will find all sorts of helpful info there!

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    I think I got hooked up in someone elses reply! Sorry

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    I think I got hooked up in someone elses reply! Sorry
    lol! it is all good!
    i should of just said, most of my thread i use is 50 weight.
    the bottom line is 60.

    superior always has "try me" packages/prices.
    they have also sent me samples(a bobbin or two to try, no charge)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewsandy
    If you quilt your quilt on your regular machine, what # thread to you use. I use #50 to piece but heard that is too heavy to stipple or meander with. I would like to know what others use.
    LOL. I use 50 wt. to piece and sometimes even heavier thread to quilt with. I have 50, 40, and 30 that I FMQ with. To me, heavier quilting thread makes the quilting pop better. But yes, I stick to 50 wt. for piecing.

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    I use 50 weight for piecing and machine applique but 80 weight in bobbin for machine applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martha jo
    I use 50 weight for piecing and machine applique but 80 weight in bobbin for machine applique.
    I didn't realize they made an 80 wt. I'll have to check that out. My prewound bobbins are 60 wt and that is what my bobbin thread is.

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    I use 40 weight.

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