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Thread: Name brand of thread used.

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    Senior Member nvb50's Avatar
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    Name brand of thread used.

    What are some namebrands of polyester quilting thread that you would recommend? Thanks

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    Super Member knlsmith's Avatar
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    Glide from Fil Tec www.bobbincentral.com is my favorite, and the favorite if many famous quilters. Also, Bottom Line and Sew (or may be So) Fine.

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    To keep my mid-arm happy I must use King Tut by Superior. I have never used their polyester thread but would think it would be good.
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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    Superior, Superior, and Superior. Oh, did I forget to say Superior? Lol obviously it's my favorite. When I was making miniature quilts, I started using Superior's Bottom Line (which is a fine 60 wt thread) to increase my piecing accuracy by one or two threads. Every little bit helps when you're making miniatures. I was so pleased with it's performance I switched to using nothing BUT Bottom Line for everything.

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    Senior Member cedarvalleyquilts's Avatar
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    Glide is a good one. We also like Coats Sylko (40 wt) for the longarm.


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    Super Member mamaw's Avatar
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    I use Gutermann poly faithfully and love it. Was recommended to me by my Janome dealer years ago.

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    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
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    Pay attention to the weight (or Tex #) of the polyester thread for the application you want. Bottom Line, for example, is a 60wt thread that is great for piecing and quilting on most machines. Connecting Thread poly is 70wt. Glide is 40wt.

    My midarm cannot handle CT; the 70wt poly shreds and breaks. Glide, which is a heavier weight, works with no problems at all in my midarm. My Bernina domestic machine does fine with 60wt poly threads. I have not tried the 70wt in it. I would probably hesitate to use 70wt for piecing because it might not be strong enough; however, I like fine thread for quilting and would try it out for quilting if I still quilted on my domestic machine.

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    Name brand does not mean everything. You must consider the application and the effect you want. As Prism99 stated, weight is one thing to consider, construction of the thread is another. How many ply is it? (strands in the thread). Is the poly a trilobal, spun or monofilament? Do you want a shiney or matte finish? Do you want the thread to sink down into the fabric and not really show?

    Go to this link and educate yourself on polyester threads http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...zing-substance

    Once you have done that and know what you want from your thread then you can consider manufacturers and name brands.

    My favorite polyester threads used for QUILTING (as opposed to piecing) are:
    Glide by Filtec. This is my go to thread of choice for most quilting applications.
    Isacord thread. This is actually an embroidery thread but quilts up wonderfully and is strong.
    Invisifil thread an amazing 90 wt poly that quilts like silk. Great for doing tiny microfills or in situations where you don't want the thread to show but the texture.
    Superior's products, again which thread depends on what look I am trying to acheive. Sometimes it just boils down to color. I have not yet tried their Magnifico (which was Superior's product to compete with Glide) but I have used Highlights, Rainbow, So Fine and Bottom line all with excellent results but the Highlights and Rainbow are weak polys and you have to use low tension settings on a LA or they shred and break. Again, Superior Threads website has reference guides that tell you this. Do not know how any of them work on DSM.

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