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    Super Member sidmona's Avatar
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    I am going to be starting work on a dresden plate block. I will be appliqueing the plate onto a neutral block. What type of thread does everyone use for applique? I have heard some people use hand quilting thread and others use embroidery thread. Any suggestions?

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    Super Member shequilts's Avatar
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    The hand quilting thread would make the job even ore tedious. It is heavier and the stitches would show. I use silk for my applique. The thread is fine, the stitches bury into the fabric and don't show at all.

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    I agree. No quilting thread, no floss!! :D

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    bottom line in colors that match work great for me, I buy them on the bobbins.

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    Senior Member retired2pa's Avatar
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    I'm making some dresden plate applique blocks too but I didn't have any silk thread. My LQS doesn't carry it so I used some Rayon machine embroidery thread (Madiera)that I have and it is great for hand applique. This is such a great project when watching TV :)

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