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Thread: Is there such thing as "old thread"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenS
    I was wondering if thread actually gets "old" and shouldn't be used. I have some thread that I have had for years and would like to use up but am afraid it might get weak with age and shouldn't be used. I am talking more about regular sewing thread, but I guess my question would pertain to serger cones, quilting thread, etc.
    Most threads will last for a long, long time. It's when they are exposed to things like sunlight, weather that they go bad.

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    Thanks for the great responses! My thread has been in sewing boxes, out of the sunlight and away from anything wet, but I will check each as I use them.

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