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Thread: Thread for Applique

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    Member peppermint's Avatar
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    I have a question regarding the type of thread you use for applique. This would be for needle turn applique. I'm following
    erin russek (One Piece at a Time).

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    I'm using Aurifil cotton, but others swear by silk. I'm not going to buy silk thread only for applique, however.

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    I like silk thread. It's expensive, but a spool lasts a long time. I buy neutral colors that blend in with just about everything I applique.

    If you can get it, 60 weight cotton is also very nice to use.

    Janet

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    I like silk as well. It doesn't seem to knot as much as as cotton. I also use a polyester called So Fine once in a while. Both make the applique stitches almost invisible. There is also a very fine (100 wt) cotton new to the market called Invisifil that I am going to try.

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    I use the 100 wt Invisifil for applique ......just love it!

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    I do hear alot about silk, But I have never heard 100 wt invisifil. Were do you purchase it?

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    I found some polyester thread that's supposed to be cheaper substitute for silk at JoAnnes. It's really fine and is almost invisible.

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    I took a needleturn class and the instructor specified 100% cotton, 60 weight.

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    "I have never heard 100 wt invisifil. Were do you purchase it?"

    I got it at my LQS.

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    You can find Invisafil 100 wt. Thread at SoftExpressions.com. It comes in a wide variety of colors and can be purchased in a six color pack. I have used the off-white on red, blue, green and other color fabrics and it is so fine that you cannot see the stitches. It runs rings around silk thread and it is very strong and does not break like silk and cotton can. Try it, you'll like it.

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