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Old 11-03-2014, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Terri D. View Post
I agree with you. I'd never use polyester thread to quilt a top made of 100 percent cotton. Poly thread is stronger than cotton and over time can cut into the threads of your patchwork. Harriet Hargrave explains this in her books and summarizes the point by saying that it's much easier to repair a broken seam than it is to fix a hole in your fabric.

That said, if you don't expect the quilt to last that long, poly is probably okay.
Are you sure it's Harriet Hargrave? Because she's the one who introduced quilters to nylon monofilament thread for quilting, and nylon monofilament is stronger than present-day polyester threads.
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