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    I don't understand if I am to use cotton thread or polyester thread.
    fabrics are cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I don't understand if I am to use cotton thread or polyester thread.
    fabrics are cotton.
    I was always taught that it should be cotton thread being that it is cotton fabric.

    Two LQSs that I frequent have differing opinions .... One says cotton only. The other promotes using polyester!

    I'm still pretty much cotton most of the time. Partly because I have it in "inventory"!! :)
    ... though I have total confidence in the polyester LQS person!

    I'll be interested to hear what others are using.

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    I took a class on thread once and they said it was a matter of preference, that the life of each was comparable. Cotton does tend to leave more debris in the bobbin area of your machine so it's a good idea to clean out your bobbin area a couple of times during a project and definitely clean it out at the end of a project no matter what thread you are using.

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    Right now I am using polyester, but am considering changing to cotton. From what I have been told, the polyester is a stronger thread and eventually will wear down the cotton fabric over time. The cotton is a compatible thread and will actually help the quilt last longer.

    It might depend on whether you want your quilt to last until the baby grows up or for 100 years! If it is going to be well used and loved, it probably does not matter.

    I also would like to hear what everyone else thinks on this topic.

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    I prefer the cotton-covered polyester, like Coats & Clark dual-duty. Cotton definitely wears out faster, and I want the thread to last at least as long as the fabric!

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    Got a coupon for Joanns next week,,,all thread on sale 50% off.

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    Older polyester did seem to cut into the cotton fabric. The way they make it now is different, so it is fine :D:D:D

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    I prefer all cotton. I buy gutermann on sale at Joann's (most of it is poly so I have to make sure I'm getting the cotton stuff) or if I'm feeling like I have too many $$ I go to the lqs and buy wonderfil konfetti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisha
    Got a coupon for Joanns next week,,,all thread on sale 50% off.
    Thanks, Trisha! I'll plan on getting some there! Love those l/2 price sales!

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    use what thread you like to use- in the color that works for your project- and save stressing for something that matters the choices in threads are as personal as the choices in patterns and fabrics- some machines are picky and do not like some threads- long-arm quilters mostly use poly threads for quilting- i use what ever is handy for piecing as long as it is strong. my favorite thread is silk thread-but too expensive for utility sewing-

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamer2009
    I don't understand if I am to use cotton thread or polyester thread.
    fabrics are cotton.
    :thumbup:

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