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    Super Member Sweeterthanwine's Avatar
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    I'm going to do my quilt in the hand quilt big stitch style that Billie Lauder has done a book on. I think this will go fast for me because I need the Queen size quilt done by Christmas. She recommends that you use pearle cotton. I have lots of quilting thread but not perle cotton. Do you think if I use the regular quilting thread that it will be okay? The batting in the quilt is a very thin polyester blend, almost like what you use for crafts. Suggestions please?

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    To me the big stitch just looks like bad quilting in regular thread. I think it needs a big thread to look nice.

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    big stitch needs big thread

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    If you use regular thread, it just looks like you need some more practice. The big thread looks like it is intended.

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    I use the large balls of crochet thread for big stitch and it works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtquilts
    I use the large balls of crochet thread for big stitch and it works just fine.
    What size crochet thread do you use. I have some size 10, would that work?

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    Here's some info I found
    Embroidery Threads Cotton perle (pearl) embroidery threads, although generally softer and more shiny than crochet cotton, may be used in crochet patterns as follows:- #5 perle is a little thicker than #10 crochet cotton but is suitable for most #10 cotton patterns; #8 perle is about the same as #20 crochet cotton and #12 perle is about the same as #40 crochet cotton.

    from here:
    http://www.crochetaustralia.com.au/webcontent3.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Here's some info I found
    Embroidery Threads Cotton perle (pearl) embroidery threads, although generally softer and more shiny than crochet cotton, may be used in crochet patterns as follows:- #5 perle is a little thicker than #10 crochet cotton but is suitable for most #10 cotton patterns; #8 perle is about the same as #20 crochet cotton and #12 perle is about the same as #40 crochet cotton.

    from here:
    http://www.crochetaustralia.com.au/webcontent3.htm
    Thank you for the information.

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