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Thread: thread for binding

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    Senior Member carol45's Avatar
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    I just started trying to do hand quilting, and I find the hand quilting thread so much easier to sew with than the cotton thread I use for machine quilting. Do you use hand quilting thread for hand binding? It would seem to be a really good idea since it doesn't get all tangled up the way machine quilting cotton does.

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    If it works for you? Go for it :D:D:D
    There are also thread conditioners that you can use on other threads too :wink:

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    What thread do most people use for hand sewing the binding?

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    I use the handquilt thread for the hand binding.
    I never use it in my machine.

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    I just use machine sewing thread to hand sew the binding. I use Thread Heaven and always thread my needle with the end that comes off the spool and I put my thumb on the spot where the thread goes into the binding. A little old lady told me to do that years and years ago and it does help stop the tangling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I just use machine seweing thread to hand sew the binding. I use Thread Heaven and always thread my needle with the end that comes off the spool and I put my thumb on the spot where the thread goes into the binding. A little old lady told me to do that years and years ago and it does help stop the tangling.
    I've heard this before but I don't understand it: why do you thread the end that comes off the spool?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carol45
    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    I just use machine seweing thread to hand sew the binding. I use Thread Heaven and always thread my needle with the end that comes off the spool and I put my thumb on the spot where the thread goes into the binding. A little old lady told me to do that years and years ago and it does help stop the tangling.
    I've heard this before but I don't understand it: why do you thread the end that comes off the spool?
    Because of the way thread is twisted it cuts down on the tangles.

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    I use the same thread I use for piecing and quilting. Connecting Threads essential thread.

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    i don't use it, but my friend who is a long time quilter, hand sews the binding on with the hand quilting thread..

    you just NEVER use it in a sewing machine..

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