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Old 06-21-2012, 09:43 AM
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When you hand stitch the binding onto your quilt, what is your favorite thread (type and weight) to use?

I have used Gutermann's, but am thinking about using Aurifil 40 wt. I also like to use 100% cotton.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:53 AM
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I use a matching thread such as Mettler, Connecting Threads Essential, or other 100% cotton 50 wt.

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Whatever I have that matches the binding color. If I have nothing, usually Gutermans from Joanne's.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:46 AM
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I use a hand quilting thread, I like Coats and Clark best so far
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:39 PM
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i use a matching thread. since i have so many of connecting threads colors, it's easy to find one that works
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I use Bottom Line for almost everything now. Hand piecing, binding, applique, and I've even switched to it for piecing. It sinks into the fabric beautifully, which is great for applique, hand piecing, and binding.
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I love bottom line too, and if I have to use something else, I prefer Mettler thread as its nice and silky and I can get away with a longer thread and not have any tangles
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Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
I use Bottom Line for almost everything now. Hand piecing, binding, applique, and I've even switched to it for piecing. It sinks into the fabric beautifully, which is great for applique, hand piecing, and binding.
I always sew the binding down with it. And, I agree - it's a perfect applique thread.
I used to use it for handpiecing too, but have switched to Mettler cotton embroidery 60 wt.
My Jems won't take it as a top thread, so then I use Aurifil 50wt. for machine piecing
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Another option is Superior's Masterpiece thread. I use it for piecing all the time. Their So Fine 40 wt would also work well.
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Someone on the board mentioned using silk thread and now I am addicted to it. It slides through the fabric so easily and is barely noticeable (I match colors). I wanted ONE type of thread to use for needle turn appliqué and for hand stitching the bindings and this is it. I have bought it at Joanne's but their color selection is very limited in silks so I am looking for an online source.
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