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Thread: Thread count

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    Senior Member Rntraveler's Avatar
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    I am wondering about quilting fabric and thread count... what is the normal thread count for quilting fabric? Anybody know?

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    I think most quilting cottons are 60X60.

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    I don't understand this.... I am famaliar with a 200 thread count or like linen's.... thansk

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    I think most people consider 200 count about right.

    Some stores sell fabrics that are 150 or lower (Walmart for example), I'd stay away from these.

    Lanny

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    I was close. I searched and found this article about quilting cotton thread counts. It says most quilt cottons run 68 x 68.

    http://ksulib.typepad.com/quilt/2008...-thread-c.html

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    I agree with Scissor Queen - a normal thread count for quilting fabric is, as far as I know, around 60x60. I just looked it up and 60x60 is also indicated for Kona Cotton solids.
    I prefer fabrics with a higher thread count (around 75x75 - my quilting looks better on these.

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    I agree, nothing wrong with using fabrics from Walmart if you find that is what you like and/or afford, but I like the "feel" and look of the fabric from the local quilt store better.

    I also notice that fabric from Hancock's is not as sharp or the color's look muted or some even faded...

    I had not seen thread count measured 60 x 60.. that is new to me.

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    lower quality cottons are about 60 thread count...quilt shops carry fabrics that range from 60-200 thread count. with the batik's being the 200 thread count fabs.

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    200 is awfully high thread count even for LQS fabrics... that high and it is almost too dense for most hand quilters.
    Compare the weight/feel/look of new bed sheets to LQS fabric and I bet you can see/feel the difference :D:D:D

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