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Old 09-30-2007, 05:41 AM
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Doe anyone know what is the strongest thread for hand quilting?

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Old 09-30-2007, 09:53 AM
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I don't know if it is the strongest, but after much experimentation I prefer Gutermann's.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:14 AM
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I like Coats and Clarks Dual Duty plus extra strong hand quilting thread. Is a cotton covered poly tho, so those who prefer all cotton will want a different thread.
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I use the Coats and Clark mentioned above and find it to be very strong. Never had a problem with it. I like it because it is not as stiff as 100% cotton, but does the job just as well.
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:23 PM
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HI Connie !

I've always used Coats & Clark thread for straight sewing and crafts projects, and now with quilting. This is an old and reputable company; they make excellent stuff, in my humble opinion.

The 100% glace cotton hand quilting thread is what I use in quilting. It is very sturdy and stands up to the batting well; no shredding. It also makes for sturdy knots and doesn't kink or tangle so much. I just wish they would make this particular thread in colors other than cream.

Hope this helps. Good luck !
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Old 09-30-2007, 01:32 PM
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Coats "extra strong" Dual Duty Plus Hand Quilting (glace finish cotton covered polyester) and A&E Quilting Thread (glace finish cotton covered polyester) are probably the strongest threads I've used but my two favorites are Robinson Anton 100% cotton 50wt and Mettler Quilting 100% cotton 40wt. They tend to tangle a bit easier than the glace threads, but they make a pretty stitch and come in so many wonderful colors.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:58 PM
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Thank you all for the wisdom of your experience.
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