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Thread: Thread question

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    Poly blend is ok to use. l prefer Connecting thread's 100% cotton thread. My machine really likes it, it seems to sew easy, will hold up after washing and the PRICE is RIGHT! You get 1200 yds for $2.49. That really is a lot of thread when piecing and a spool goes a long way when FMQ. Try it you will like it.

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    many quilters use Aurafil, Poly, silk, rayon, blends...
    old=school quilters who were taught some time ago (or by someone who learned a long time ago) may say always use cotton threads-
    but now days there are so many wonderful threads on the market that work beautifully and create fabulous items-there really is no reason to limit yourself.
    long-arm quilters use poly's or blends- 100 % cotton thread tends to break alot with a long arm- the machine goes too fast for the thread-
    there are lots of differences and lots of choices.
    visit one (or all) of the thread companies---like Superior Threads -- they have tons of free information on their web sites- and Superior Threads has free charts you can print right off that tell you all the differences in the threads- what they are best used for, what type/size needle to use with them, the differences in weights---it is a great resourse to have these free pages.
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    I joined a thread of the month club and chose poly thread. Then I read where it can cut the fabric, so I called the company and said to change it to cotton. The gal said it was fine to use poly, but I kept thinking about it cutting my fabric so I told her to send me the cotton. She said with poly you don't get the lint. So, I'm undecided. I'm going to try the poly on one block and see how I like it. I'm reading where people say you can use either and I'm thinking that quilter's know best.
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    That whole thing about poly cutting the fabric is really a myth. If you look at the Superior Threads Web site ( as mentioned earlier) they have some great thread education videos.
    I have been using poly or blends for decades, no cutting of the fabric. I was thrilled when Superior Threads had a learning video that supported what I already know to be true in my own experiences. Poly or blends are much less linty! What matters the most the quality of the thread and not all blends or 100 percent cotton are of the same quality. There really is quite a bit that goes into a quality thread , the lenght of the fibers, the twist on the fibers, how many strands are used etc.

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