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Thread: Using Crochet/Tatting Thread for Quilting

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    Senior Member redbugsullivan's Avatar
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    Recently I inherited some beautifully variegated crochet/tatting thread. It's about the same weight as my hand-quilting stuff and still very strong. What are the things I should consider if I want to try quilting with it?

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    Tie pretty close together 6 to 10 inches at the most to keep batting from shifing and fairley close to the edges (an inch to 2) My suggestion only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovequilts
    Tie pretty close together 6 to 10 inches at the most to keep batting from shifing and fairley close to the edges (an inch to 2) My suggestion only.
    I was intending on putting it in the bobbin and machine quilting with it. First, handquilting a small project just to see how it wears with the stitching.

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    just try it!! i would

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    If it's too old it might break. Try it on a scrap and find out how strong it is.

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    Ah, as I read down, I saw that you were thinking of machine quilting.....and here I was going to tell you I recently finished handquilting a candlewicked quilt with #10 wt. crochet thread. :-)

    It was amazing if I do say so myself, but, though I've asked repeatedly for copies of the pictures taken of it, I have yet to receive them to share here.

    I LOVE quilting with crochet thread, the look is very nice!

    Jan in VA

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    Ah, as I read down, I saw that you were thinking of machine quilting.....and here I was going to tell you I recently finished handquilting a candlewicked quilt with #10 wt. crochet thread. :-)

    It was amazing if I do say so myself, but, though I've asked repeatedly for copies of the pictures taken of it, I have yet to receive them to share here.

    I LOVE quilting with crochet thread, the look is very nice!

    Jan in VA

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    Thanks Jan! If and when you get copies of the pics, I'd love to see them.

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    I've hand quilted with it. Never thought to put in machine. Let us know how it works!

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    Hi Jan. Have you machine quilted with crochet cotton?
    Marge

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