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Thread: To all those who use Water Soluble Thread (please read)

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    Super Member EasyPeezy's Avatar
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    I fell on a blog yesterday and the blogger had made the most
    beautiful quilt. Turned out she used water soluble thread by mistake.
    Needless to say the quilt was in pieces after washing. I'm sure I would have
    cried.
    So, this is a little reminder... if you have any of that thread around, make
    sure to store it separately...mark it in red or anything that would distinguish
    it from other threads. You've been warned. :twisted: :-D

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    dang!!!!!!!!!!!

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    It is easy to mistake it for monofiliment thread. I actually keep mine in a small plastic bag so it is not affected by humidity.

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    Didn't even know water soluble thread existed. hmmmm
    "guess I should come out of my cave every now and then..." Lol

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    NOT the first time I heard that story, OUCH!

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    I use it to baste. I wish they would make it an offbeat color so it wouldn't be confused with real thread.

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    Oh how awful a thing to happen! I don't have any of that type of thread and I doubt I will ever!

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    I keep mine on a separate ziploc labeled and on a small drawer. I keep a bobbin with it also filled with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolLady
    Didn't even know water soluble thread existed. hmmmm
    "guess I should come out of my cave every now and then..." Lol
    HAHAHAHAHA that just tickled my funnybone :D:D:D:D:D

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    I am glad!! :o) Made me laugh that it tickled your funnybone!!

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    Even that makes me sew sad, all that work for nothing!

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    Oh No!!! I would have been devastated too!!! :(:(:(
    Thank you for the reminder!!!

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    It's good to keep in a separate place from your regular thread, clearly marked in a ziplock bag to keep moisture out. I use it and put it right back in the bag before I even bring the regular thread back out. It's great to hold the quilt together temporarily when doing FMQ. No pins to get in the way while you quilt!

    The warning on the package says not to use for swimwear...too funny! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    It's good to keep in a separate place from your regular thread, clearly marked in a ziplock bag to keep moisture out. I use it and put it right back in the bag before I even bring the regular thread back out. It's great to hold the quilt together temporarily when doing FMQ. No pins to get in the way while you quilt!

    The warning on the package says not to use for swimwear...too funny! :)
    Not to use for swimwear is funny. Great for a laugh though.
    You know a gag gift or something. hehe
    I've never used it. But for FMQ that I'm not very good at yet does sound like a great thing to try though.
    Thanks for the post
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    Quote Originally Posted by dglvr
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    It's good to keep in a separate place from your regular thread, clearly marked in a ziplock bag to keep moisture out. I use it and put it right back in the bag before I even bring the regular thread back out. It's great to hold the quilt together temporarily when doing FMQ. No pins to get in the way while you quilt!

    The warning on the package says not to use for swimwear...too funny! :)
    Not to use for swimwear is funny. Great for a laugh though.
    You know a gag gift or something. hehe
    I've never used it. But for FMQ that I'm not very good at yet does sound like a great thing to try though.
    Thanks for the post
    :thumbup:
    Actually, you could use it on any quilt where you want extra basting, but not final stitching there.

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    i know someone that did that... an entire wohle cloth quilt done on her longarm... and then it was magically all gone. But it did serve as a reminder to put that spool somewhere by itself and not with the regular bobbin thread and invisible threads.

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    that is terrible! didn't know that they had water soluble thread

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    That would be horrible. I would be in tears.

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