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    Quote Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
    I use poly cotton--probably most of us do. It is strong and not so linty as all cotton. Well, anyway, that's what I use for just about everything but embroidery!
    I'm pretty sure you can't speak for "most of us."

    I never use poly cotton. I use Aurifil and Prescencia for piecing. They're both low lint and thin threads. If you figure the actual cost of thread you might be surprised at just how much that "cheap" thread actually costs you. Divide the yardage by the price to get the true cost per yard.

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    I use poly and poly/cotton all the time. I do not have issues with its performance. Use what you like, judge it by the lint, how well your stitch form, its strenght, and its overall performance. As mentioned earlier, poly does not cut the cotton fabric this myth just never seems to go away.

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    I buy whatever is on sale. lol

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    almost as many choices in thread as fabric!! i have just started using Superior SO-FIne 50 wt poly for piecing, I love it. I have Superior Bottom Line, I LOVED using it to hand sew the binding - I like to use a doubled thread, and this just disappeared in the quilt. I like good threads, my machine does too - it doesn't like lint! I do my own machine and FMQ quilting, and am on the lookout for a bit thicker thread to use for that part. Ideas, anyone?
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    For quilting, I use Connecting Threads' Essential Pro Polyester 3-ply 70 wt thread. It works great for piecing also, and the price is right.
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    My machine will piece with cotton or polyester however I am in the process of switching over to Connecting Threads Egyptian cotton. My machine will not quilt with anything but cotton thread and it is the most reasonable to purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I use cotton because I use cotton fabric. Poly thread will eventually cut thru cotton fabric. I'm not spending that much on fabric and all the work that goes into a quilt to have it not last as long because I tried to cut corners and use a cheaper thread. If I use cheaper thread I might as well use the cheaper fabric as well. That's just my opinion; I want my quilts to last. I wouldn't worry about it so much with clothes because we don't expect them to last generations like we do quilts.
    I have never bought into the "Poly thread cuts cotton fabric" theory. In my opinion, the poly just out lasts the cotton fabrics. And according to Superior Threads website, this is what they believe also https://www.superiorthreads.com/educ...dition-or-myth

    Here is another link that debunks the myth: http://doodlequilts.blogspot.com/201...polyester.html This site even states that cotton thread will cut cotton fabric under the right conditions.

    ETA - Sorry, I didn't see that Feline Fanatic had posted the link to Superior Threads website! I guess great minds think alike!
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    Definitely a Myth

    Thank you Feline Fanatic! You are so right, that is a very old myth. I use 100% cotton to piece because it can take a hot iron and my seams lie flat. If I'm paying $10 - $12 a yard for fabric, I don't mind paying a bit more for quality thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanojg View Post
    I use cotton because I use cotton fabric. Poly thread will eventually cut thru cotton fabric. I'm not spending that much on fabric and all the work that goes into a quilt to have it not last as long because I tried to cut corners and use a cheaper thread. If I use cheaper thread I might as well use the cheaper fabric as well. That's just my opinion; I want my quilts to last. I wouldn't worry about it so much with clothes because we don't expect them to last generations like we do quilts.

    Poly thread manufactured now will not harm the fabric. It has been disproved many times. . Seems it's the quilters that have been quilting for for several decades that still believe this and keep passing the wrong info along. I think that comes from not keeping up with what is new in the quilting products. I won't use poor quality thread no matter what type it is. CT cotton thread is very good and not expensive. http://www.connectingthreads.com/thr...g_threads.html
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    I don't believe poly thread has ever been tested to see if it cuts through cotton fabric.

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