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Old 02-11-2013, 06:32 PM
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Is Egyptian Cotton Thread (Size 50) ok to use for piecing and quilting? Thank you.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:11 PM
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Yes, I think so. I use Aurifil 50 wt for all my piecing and most quilting. I like it because it is not linty. You may want to use a heavier thread for free motion quilting if you want your quilting to show.
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Old 02-11-2013, 07:22 PM
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Yes.
Many of the top thread makers use "Egyptian" cotton because it is a long filament thread.

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I use Presencia, which is exactly what this is.
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Yes to both.
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Aurifil 50wt is 2 ply. Most other 50wt thread is 3 ply. Always check the ply of the thread. It will determine the size needle you need. I use size 80 needle with Aurifil 50 wt. and size 90 with Connecting Threads 50wt.
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It is my favorite of all threads and my machine seems to prefer it.
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