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Thread: And just what is this used for?

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    I order frequently from shopper's Rule, and there is a product called Incredible Shrinking thread. What is this used for? I am thinking perhaps for some sort of 'arts-y' block or wallhanging? I am not sure why I would really want something to shrink. It doesn't appear to be used for 'smocking'.

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    It's for creating different textures in fabric. You can sew straight lines, then shrink the thread to get one effect; squiggle-sew another piece of fabric to get another effect. The textured fabric can be very nice for, say, the center of an appliqued flower.

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    It does the same thing as Texture Magic. When exposed to steam it shrinks giving the fabric the coolest wrinkled look. I used TM this weekend and was wondering if the shrinking thread was better. Where id you see it?

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    It's a way of texturizing fabric pieces.

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    Glad to hear different brands are coming out, maybe the prices will come down some :wink: :D:D:D

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    I've never used it, but it sure looks interesting. I've been on the fence about getting some myself. Looks like fun though. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    It's for creating different textures in fabric. You can sew straight lines, then shrink the thread to get one effect; squiggle-sew another piece of fabric to get another effect. The textured fabric can be very nice for, say, the center of an appliqued flower.
    my quilty friend used it in a tote she made. i think it turned out really nice/different!

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    It sounds so cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    It does the same thing as Texture Magic. When exposed to steam it shrinks giving the fabric the coolest wrinkled look. I used TM this weekend and was wondering if the shrinking thread was better. Where id you see it?

    This is the link to the product. Thanks for the info as to what it is used for.
    http://www.shoppersrule.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?

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    If I wrapped myself in it and stood in the sauna, do you think it would transfer its incredible shrinking properties to me? :-D

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    It's new here in Australia and I believe that punchwithjudy.com.au is about to run an online course using the 'shrinking method' - feel free to contact them if you can't find info locally - it looks magical and very clever.

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    What a brilliant idea IrishNY but who wants to try it first :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ada Shiela
    What a brilliant idea IrishNY but who wants to try it first :lol:
    Well, I could volunteer---I can't look any worse! :P

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    I have used texture magic and like it. I used it for purses.

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    I purchased some "Shrink Magic" sheets at the last quilt show I went to. I intend to use it to give texture to some tree foliage I am appliqueing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltluvr
    Quote Originally Posted by Ada Shiela
    What a brilliant idea IrishNY but who wants to try it first :lol:
    Well, I could volunteer---I can't look any worse! :P
    Perhaps if you didn't turn out thin, you would at least turn out 'textured'!

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    :lol: Oh, goodness, just don't look at the back of my legs when I get up from a lawn chair. I'd call that "texture"! :lol:

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    LOL, I'm already textured, and it didn't cost me a thing. I think it's called cellulite and is available to most women by just hanging around a few years.

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    cool thread

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