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Thread: Anyone use nylon thread for quilting?

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    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
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    I bought a big cone in a neutral color. I put it in the bobbin and top and had to get a magnifying glass to see the stitches. :lol: It's very strong to be so thin. I don't have to worry about getting a scant 1/4 seam in piecing using this. I found this about the thread:

    Size 15 and 23 are ultra-lightweight threads typically used for sewing garments and as bobbin thread. It is stronger than comparable spun polyester and cotton threads.
    These ultra-thin threads are Soft because they do not require bonding.

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    Be careful with nylon thread. I hear it will melt if you iron it and if it is clear it will yellow over time. Superior thread has a wonderful thread called Mono Poly which will do none of the above.

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    I haven't used nylon, I don't think. :? How do you think it would react to cotton fabric? Do you think it would tear the cotton after a time or is it coated?

    I've used the clear, but I believe its poly. Which is the one that melts?

    Who makes it so I can go and read about it?

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    This isn't a clear thread, it looks like a fiber thread.


    Nylon thread stands up to heat. It yellows at 300F and melts at 500F.
    Nylon thread has excellent resistance to mildew, aging, and abrasion.
    Lots more info here:

    http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miv...y_Code=BNLSPEC


    I got 12,800 yard cone for $8.!! So it was worth trying it out good or bad. I love trying different threads.

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    It says great for machine quilting but then non bonded thread will fray at high speed sewing. Hmmmmmmm. I guess I'll have to try it and see.

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    I've never used it in the bobbin, but I love it on top of the quilt. I've ironed directly on it and have never had it melt. I use the YLI brand which comes in smoke and clear.

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    the one thing i don't like about the nylon thread is it is Pokey...ends if the thread breaks is ver scratchy, stiff...it is strong though.

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    I think the nylon invisible thread is totally different then what this thread is.

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    Personally I don't like it in my quilts. I don't like the look or feel of it. And with so many other threads on the market, I've never felt the need or desire to piece with it.

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    I use it occasionally. I use only for the top and use Mettler silk-finish in the bobbin. Harriet Hargrave recommended it in a class I took and it worked for me. Make sure you only use nylon that you can break easily in your hands; otherwise it may cut the threads in your fabric if it gets pulled.

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    I tried using it once and did not like it but I am so used to the thread I already use. I didn't like the feel of it after either. I used it making a tablerunner. Let me know how you like it. There's always a first time. I might give it a second chance. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    This isn't a clear thread, it looks like a fiber thread.


    Nylon thread stands up to heat. It yellows at 300F and melts at 500F.
    Nylon thread has excellent resistance to mildew, aging, and abrasion.
    Lots more info here:

    http://www.thethreadexchange.com/miv...y_Code=BNLSPEC


    I got 12,800 yard cone for $8.!! So it was worth trying it out good or bad. I love trying different threads.
    Very informative article. I may have to try some. One question I have though, do you happen to know how hot an iron is on cotton heat?

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    DH has temp sticks he uses at his job that melt at certain temps. I'll a 300 one and see if it melts on the cotton setting.

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    I'm getting so many pms about this thread. Once again it is not the invisible thread, it isn't pokey, it's soft like regular thread. It's shinny and looks like the 100wt silk thread I have. It sews like the silk thread. It comes in many colors for embroidery and fabric fill work. I'll post a picture of the quilting stitches soon.

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    NO, I would never use nylon thread for piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I'm getting so many pms about this thread. Once again it is not the invisible thread, it isn't pokey, it's soft like regular thread. It's shinny and looks like the 100wt silk thread I have. It sews like the silk thread. It comes in many colors for embroidery and fabric fill work. I'll post a picture of the quilting stitches soon.
    I'm sorry if I'm being a pain. Hey if this is better than the reg. stuff that I'm buying and its this much cheaper, then I'm all for it! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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