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Thread: What Thread do youuse for Applique'

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    Senior Member lynnie k's Avatar
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    I am looking for a good thread to us for my Applique'. I have been using Sulky silk but I am finding it hard to work with and it seems to show on my pieces. Any help with my problem would be great. :lol:

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    Are you talking about hand applique? I use 60 wt Metler's cotton machine embroidery thread.

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    I use any silk thread that matches the applique piece (not the background) and I've gotten pretty good. It takes a little practice on the stiching to make it less and less visible.

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    Bottom line worls well for me, I buy the pre wound bobins

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    Bottom line worls well for me, I buy the pre wound bobins

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    Yes hand Applique' I have been using Sulky and I don't like the finish I get from it. I have a few Mettler 50wt maybe I will try this. Thanks for your help. :)

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    I use DMC cotton embroidery floss, have for over 30 years. I can match my color closely, it's washable, and goes a long way. (One strand) I find it doesn't knot, glides smoothly through the fabric.

    Only suggestion is to prewash the dark colors, they can bleed. I usually soak the whole hank in the sink with a little soap, rinse and let dry.

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    medots, does bottom line have a variety of colors?

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    yes, and also available is the bobbin holder with all different colors of Masterpiece thread from Superior Threads. I love the Kimo (sp:) silk, just disappears into the fabric.
    Aurfil is good also, on the expense side, I used it before discovering the silk thread. Had 2 friends we would buy the collections and wind bobbins and split the cost.

    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    medots, does bottom line have a variety of colors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    Yes hand Applique' I have been using Sulky and I don't like the finish I get from it. I have a few Mettler 50wt maybe I will try this. Thanks for your help. :)
    50 wt is a little to thick to hide your stitches nicely.

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