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Thread: Water soluble thread

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    Super Member cuppi duke's Avatar
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    I am trying to find a source for water soluble thread. Our local stores don't have it.

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    What do you use it for? Basting a quilt before the quilting begins?

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    I could not find any locally either. I found it on line at these sites:
    http://www.joggles.com/store/catalog...18&src=froogle

    http://www.byannie.com/water_soluble_threads.html

    http://www.thefind.com/crafts/info-water-soluble-thread

    There are more sites, just depends who you like to do business with and shipping costs always play into it with me. Good luck and enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnmama
    What do you use it for? Basting a quilt before the quilting begins?
    Good question. I learned to use it from one of our members who uses it to fold under her applique edges. She had absolutely beautiful applique. That is what I am using it for right now, but would love more ideas.

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    I use it to baste smaller pieces of water soluble stabilizer together to fit my large hoop on my embroidery machine.

    It's great for basting....'cause then you don't have to take it out..just wash your item.

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    I am doing some trapunto and need it for the first stitching. I can do it without but then I would have two rows of stitching. I guess they didn't have it in the old days did they?

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    Thanks, I'll try it.

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    Thank you, that was a great help

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    I never thought of using it for that.

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    Good idea.

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    That is what I use it for, too.

    If you can find it, I find that Superior brand is a little heavier and doesn't break as easy. Also, remember you can't lick the end of the thread to thread your needle!

    Barb

    Quote Originally Posted by cuppi duke
    I am doing some trapunto and need it for the first stitching. I can do it without but then I would have two rows of stitching. I guess they didn't have it in the old days did they?

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    You can get some online at Red Rock Threads. I just bought some, but have not used it yet. Their prices are very reasonable and do reduce the shipping if you are only ordering 1-2 spools. Shipping is quick too.

    http://www.redrockthreads.com/misc-t...ble-thread.asp

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    My early experience (and lesson) with this thread: DON'T lick it before threading the needle. lol

    I used it for trapunto once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewfunquilts
    I use it to baste smaller pieces of water soluble stabilizer together to fit my large hoop on my embroidery machine.

    It's great for basting....'cause then you don't have to take it out..just wash your item.
    I never thought to use it for basting. Is is difficult to wind onto a bobbin like the invisible thread? I sure like the sound of not having to pin, pin, pin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JanetM
    Quote Originally Posted by sewfunquilts
    I use it to baste smaller pieces of water soluble stabilizer together to fit my large hoop on my embroidery machine.

    It's great for basting....'cause then you don't have to take it out..just wash your item.
    I never thought to use it for basting. Is is difficult to wind onto a bobbin like the invisible thread? I sure like the sound of not having to pin, pin, pin.
    It feels just like regular thread, until it gets wet.

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    Great time saver. Thank you so much for this tip.

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    No. it's not difficult to wind on a bobbin. Just go make sure it winds evenly, and not real tight. You can use it in hand needles to baste quilts together too....if you want longer stitches than by your sewing machine.

    Very handy and useful product.

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    On one of the quilt shows the Superior thread guy told the story about his son, who is a pretty good sewer, resewed his friend's swim trunks using this thread. He said do not use it to sew bathing suits. LOL

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    The Viking shop inside Joanns carrys it.

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    Oh...that's SEW funny about the swim suit repair....LOL!

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