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Thread: Serger thread......can I use for quilting?

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    Serger thread......can I use for quilting?

    I just bought a bunch of thread at a rock bottom price and was feeling particularly proud, when I realized AFTER I got home, that the thread is marked as server thread.
    I am a novice.....and use 99 cent thread for everything.
    Will this be a mistake to use in quilting??
    Blushing quilter.....
    Theressa
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    Shew girl, don't blush -- I'm interested in the answer, too!

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    I read some information about this recently. It said that Serger thread was 2 ply and regular quilting thread was 3, but it also said Serger thread was okay to quilt with. I was glad to read this, as I have been using Serger thread (a gift) for several quilts, without realizing it was Serger thread. My sister finally pointed it out to me. That's when I researched it.

    Anyway, I intend to continue using it without any concern. Hope this is helpful, though I will read this thread to see what else I can learn.

    Dina

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    It's made to be combined with other spools so the seam will be strong when serging. The 2 ply maybe weaker then quilting 2 ply thread. Give it a good tug and see if it breaks easier then your other quilting thread. If not then there is no reason not to use it if you want.
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    I don't know if you are supposed to quilt with serger thread, but I do. It is less expensive and I don't have to worry about running out of thread in the middle of a project. I haven't had any complaints so far from anyone I have given a quilt to.

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    I've been using it for years and never had a problem with it. Bought the kind I was supposed to use once and didn't like it at all...went back to my good ole serger thread. I even use it for the bobbin on my longarm and occasionally on the top too...doesn't lint so much!!!

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    I use it all the time and have not had any problems.

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    I ws wondering too, I'll keep reading the relpies on this.

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    I believe there are many different qualities of serger threads, just as with other threads. As BellaBoo said, check your thread for strength before you use it.

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    I agree check it for strength before using.

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