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Thread: Needles and Thread

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    Can anyone tell me brand, size needle and type & reasonably priced online site for lightweight cotton fabric?
    Also brand, type, weight, reasonably priced online site for thread for lightweight cotton fabric for machine piecing?
    The same information about needles and thread for FMQ on lightweight cotton. Would you use polyester thread for FMQ
    It's all so confusing.
    The FMQ uses a lot of thread and to do a design on a full size quilt could be quite a lot of thread to purchase.

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    I don't know enough or have enough experience to answer your questions. In fact, I have one for you: What is FMQ short for? I'm sure there are lots of quilters here to answer the questions for you.

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    FMQ = Free Motion Quilting

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    visit Superior Threads web site- they have free charts that explain all the different threads, weights, uses---needles sizes, uses-

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    Both have cotton and polyester thread on large spools or cones with plenty of yardage. I think it's a matter of choice which one you use. Some prefer cotton, many longarm quilters use polyester. You should probably try both and see which you and your machine like best.

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    Thank you for your input, I appreciate any and all comments to what works for you.
    I'm sewing on a Singer 301 and quilting and FMQ are new to me, trying to gather information as I go along.
    I'll visit the Superior site.
    Thanks

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    for needle info I have a link in this topic
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=6563

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    Thanks will check it out now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    for needle info I have a link in this topic
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=6563
    I'll have to copy also, thanks

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    yes you can use polyester thread. I think isacord is a very popular brand from people I know

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    I've gotten comfortable using Superior's King Tut thread....very reliable; good weight; low lint; then I found some thread for sale on Connecting Threads. It's called Essential Thread and is very inexpensive. I've found it to be lighter in weight so I use it in the bobbin along with King Tut on top to save $$$. I recently tried polyester thread. It looks pretty, but it takes more patience, and when I ran into problems I was told to use a thread net. I haven't tried that yet. Hope some of this info helps.

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    I've gotten comfortable using Superior's King Tut thread....very reliable; good weight; low lint; then I found some thread for sale on Connecting Threads. It's called Essential Thread and is very inexpensive. I've found it to be lighter in weight so I use it in the bobbin along with King Tut on top to save $$$. I recently tried polyester thread. It looks pretty, but it takes more patience, and when I ran into problems I was told to use a thread net. I haven't tried that yet. Hope some of this info helps.

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    thank you for all the tips, it really helps.

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