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Thread: What type of thread ?

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    Super Member emt2004's Avatar
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    do you use for quilting by machine, cotton or poly?....Thanks for your help, Michele

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    When quilting by machine, I personally like the look of the sulky rayon, I use it a lot. I also use cotton, I think preference and what works best in which machine is a big factor.

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    There is no stead-fast rule for thread. I am a longarm quilter and prefer to use poly because it does not put off as much lint as cotton. I mostly use maxi-lock in the longarm.

    It also depends on what type of quilting you are planning. If you are planning a fairly dense quilting design, i.e. stippling or bubbles I would suggest a thinner thread like a serger or embroidery thread.

    If you are planning a larger design and you want the quilting to stand out a bit then I would suggest a 50/3 cotton thread.

    These same rules apply to the thread you use in the bobbin.

    Good luck and please keep us posted.

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    I use a cotton (Mettler Silk finish) on top and poly (Superior bottom line) on the bottom when quilting.

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    Thank you, girls !!!!!!!!Michele

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