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Old 11-23-2018, 06:48 AM
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I do not want to fight the crowds today. The only thread available at home in the color I want to use to quilt a baby quilt is Guttermann 100 percent polyester. Is it okay to use?
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:49 AM
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Yes. I use poly thread all the time, both in my domestic and my long arm
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:11 AM
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I prefer poly too.
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Old 11-23-2018, 09:34 AM
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Gutterman is a good brand of thread. I wouldn't have any hesitation using it. Polyester thread is less "linty" than cotton.
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Old 11-23-2018, 11:51 AM
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I use embroidery machine poly thread for quilting too. You can check it for strength by pulling a piece and see if it breaks easily. There was a demo on embroidery threads and there was a difference.
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just don't iron your seams on high. I've seen all the thread melt.
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The owner of my local quilt shop does not use anything but polyester.
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Old 11-23-2018, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
just don't iron your seams on high. I've seen all the thread melt.
I believe it's nylon, not polyester, that melts.
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Old 11-23-2018, 04:18 PM
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I use poly for piecing and quilting. It doesn't melt. I like it for quilting because it's finer and it blends into the background.
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Both of my wedding quilts (1984) were pieced with polyester thread, and it cut through the fabric in less than 5 years. So I don't use poly to piece. But I love poly for machine quilting.
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