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Thread: What kind of thread is this?

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    Super Member Flowergurl's Avatar
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    What kind of thread is this?

    I saw this thread and can't find out any info on it. Does anyone here know what it is?
    Thanks!

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    There hopefully will be several good replies for you, but to me, looking at a closeup of the thread label, it appears to be a synthetic thread (they call it "filament") with 12000 yards on the spool. Makes me wonder if it was sold to the mattress/bedspread industry for commercial quilting of same.

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    The Tex 60 is the key to what it is. Coats has a chart for the different Tex sizes. I would think it is thin filament poly.
    Filament poly is very strong thread. It is what most prewound bobbins use. I would buy all of it if the price was reasonable.

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    After looking at the Tex chart is shows it is a 20wt 2 ply extra strong. Not suitable for piecing or bobbins.
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    Thanks onebyone. Sent you a private message.

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    Yes, it is thread used to sew mattress. www.komar.com for more information.

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    I agree with Jan. Looks like type of thread for making mattresses. I am very careful to use quality thread on my Bernina.
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    [QUOTE=ManiacQuilter2;7482003]I agree with Jan. Looks like type of thread for making mattresses. I am very careful to use quality thread on my Bernina.[/QUOTE

    This is quality thread for what it is made for. I would use it to make totes, duffle bags, pillows, etc. If my machine couldn't handle different threads I'd be upset. I have a Bernina and all I have to do is change the tension and needle to use any thread.
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