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Thread: what is best weight thread to machine piece?

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    what is best weight thread to machine piece?

    Hi everyone. Just curious about what is the best weight thread to use for machine quilting? Thank you

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    Your title says machine piecing, but the body says machine quilting. For piecing, my favorite thread is Aurifil 50wt 2-ply cotton. It also happens to me favorite for quilting on my DSM.

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    I like Presencia 60 wt. thread for piecing. It's a little finer than 50 wt. so the 1/4" seams are a little more accurate. I generally use 50 wt. for quilting, but I've used 40 wt. when I want the quilting to show more.

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    I use 50wt but some use 60, I have never tried 60wt so I can't comment on if its better or not
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    Just want to mention that there's a big difference between 50wt 2-ply and 50wt 3-ply. 50wt 3-ply is the commonly used regular sewing thread. 50wt 2-ply is much finer. One reason I like Aurifil is that it is such a smooth thread -- very little lint and, because it is fine, the bobbin holds much more of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    I like Presencia 60 wt. thread for piecing. It's a little finer than 50 wt. so the 1/4" seams are a little more accurate. I generally use 50 wt. for quilting, but I've used 40 wt. when I want the quilting to show more.
    i use prewounds in the bobbin for this reason and it lasts longer without replacing. i like 60 weight on the top for piecing
    Nancy in western NY

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    i uses the 3 ply masterpiece thread from superior i really like it.

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    I only use 50 wt. Prescensia thread. I am going to have to research the 60 wt. thread. I don't know if it's strong enough. If it is, I'm going to have to try it after I use all my cones of 50 wt. up. I have about 10 cones of them, so it will be a while yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katybob View Post
    I like Presencia 60 wt. thread for piecing. It's a little finer than 50 wt. so the 1/4" seams are a little more accurate. I generally use 50 wt. for quilting, but I've used 40 wt. when I want the quilting to show more.
    I second the Presencia 60 for piecing. Love it.
    For quilting, it depends on the design. If there's a lot of back tracking I use 60, otherwise 40 or 50.
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    Great question...I tend to forget that thread weight makes a difference.
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