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Thread: I don't get it

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    Senior Member Sew Krazy Girl's Avatar
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    Does anyone know why a quilt seems to weigh much more after it's been quilted? Seems funny to me that it feels lighter prior to quilting. Does a spool of thread actually weigh that much more? It just puzzles me. :?:

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    Could it be because they are more dense?

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    It only feel heavy to me when I have been wrangling it through the throat of my machine LOL :D:D:D

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    Now that you mention it they do feel heavier the more you quilt them!!! Ok next time I get ready to quilt I am going to weigh myself first then quilt it and weigh myself again :)

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    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha

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    Of course now it would be up to you to determine if I was telling the truth :)
    :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Of course now it would be up to you to determine if I was telling the truth :)
    :roll:

    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Quiltforme, will you tell us what you weigh???? haha
    Yeah, just like when the driver's license bureau asks if you still weigh... and you just say "Yes!" Who do I think I'm kiddng...

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    So this is a good question, thread alone isn't very heavy, but once the quilting is complete, even before binding is added, it does feel heavier! I too will do a before and after weight, but I'm only fessing up to the weight of the quilt. Not my weight! Ha ha ha

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    I think the thread weighs more than we realize. I don't quilt heavily so my quilts don't feel heavier but when a lot of quilting is done on a large quilt you've got a LOT of thread going in there.

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    That's why quilts aren't used on our bed.DH has always said they're too heavy.We use an older comforter that is very light but warm.

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    It weighs more because it is filled with love!

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    Good one!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    It weighs more because it is filled with love!

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    I just asked this question to myself the other day.. I have one I took off the Long-Arm I can hardly lift now.. WHY IS THAT?

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    I like Barbara's answer......

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    It weighs more because it is filled with love!
    That Must be it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    I just asked this question to myself the other day.. I have one I took off the Long-Arm I can hardly lift now.. WHY IS THAT?
    I think that you just wore yourself out doing all that beautiful long arming. that is why you could hardly lift it. hehe :mrgreen:

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    I like Barbras answer too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    It weighs more because it is filled with love!
    Great answer!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    It weighs more because it is filled with love!
    I love that quote well said

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    I have a friend that sends me quilts in those "whatever will fit" boxes from the UPO. He always includes everything -- quilt top, batting, backing and thread. I don't send the thread back -- usually use about 1/2 of the cone. It's HARDER fitting the quilt back in the box than when it comes to me. When he sends them, they fit nicely and the box doesn't bulge. When I send it back in an old or new box, the box bulges. I've wondered the same thing.................

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    A mystery - theoretically, it should only weigh as much more as the weight of the thread used -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Could it be because they are more dense?
    think that's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sew Krazy Girl
    Does anyone know why a quilt seems to weigh much more after it's been quilted? Seems funny to me that it feels lighter prior to quilting. Does a spool of thread actually weigh that much more? It just puzzles me. :?:
    How many spools will it take. Pick that amount up and see how heavy they feel.

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    I think when it's quilted less air is in the batting so the quilt feels weightier and not so airy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter on the eastern edge
    It weighs more because it is filled with love!
    Well, of course! How silly of me to not think of that. Love is priceless and you can't put a value on it. But, you can include it in your quilt and it's there for as long as the quilt is used.

    Thanks, Barbara, for solving this mystery.

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