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Pudge 11-23-2018 06:48 AM

Good or Bad Idea to Use Poly Thread to Quilt
 
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?

indycat32 11-23-2018 06:49 AM

Yes. I use poly thread all the time, both in my domestic and my long arm

dunster 11-23-2018 08:11 AM

I prefer poly too.

JenniePenny 11-23-2018 09:34 AM

Gutterman is a good brand of thread. I wouldn't have any hesitation using it. Polyester thread is less "linty" than cotton.

Rhonda K 11-23-2018 11:51 AM

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.

KalamaQuilts 11-23-2018 12:32 PM

just don't iron your seams on high. I've seen all the thread melt.

nvb50 11-23-2018 02:32 PM

The owner of my local quilt shop does not use anything but polyester.

mkc 11-23-2018 03:42 PM


Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts (Post 8165637)
just don't iron your seams on high. I've seen all the thread melt.

I believe it's nylon, not polyester, that melts.

Doggramma 11-23-2018 04:18 PM

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.

quiltedsunshine 11-23-2018 05:38 PM

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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