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Thread: Water Soluble Thread??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Marie
    Thanks. I am building up my confidence to quilt my first top. I think I will pin AND baste and there is any other way to secure the layers I will probably try that too. Cross your fingers for me.
    instead of pinning the quilt try using a spray glue like 505 spray it is easier than pinning your quilt together when quilting it

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    I use the white paper trick too. My problem is not being able to see the thread too.
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    Would it work better if you laid the end of the thread down and rubbed a felt tip marker on it? Then when threaded, you could clip off the black end.

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    it can also be used in heirloom sewing techniques, again where it is a temporary purpose.

    I thought the same thing when I first heard of it...

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    For temporary basting so that you don't have to spend time cutting and pulling the threads out later when you don't need them.

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    [quote=MadQuilter]
    Quote Originally Posted by Anne Marie
    I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble. hahahahaha.
    Use topstitch needle #90 with water soluble thread, it has a large eye.

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    I saw a video where water soluble thread was used to sew over a paper quilting design. Once the paper was torn away you could see if you actually liked the design as sewn. If you like it you re-sew it with regular thread and then rinse away the water soluble thread. I thought this was a cool idea for someone who isn't sure if they are going to like the design on their quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pennylynne
    I saw a video where water soluble thread was used to sew over a paper quilting design. Once the paper was torn away you could see if you actually liked the design as sewn. If you like it you re-sew it with regular thread and then rinse away the water soluble thread. I thought this was a cool idea for someone who isn't sure if they are going to like the design on their quilt.
    Excellent idea. I think I will try that. Thanks.

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    Not sure if I remember correctly, but i think I was told to lightly moisten the needle and thread quickly.

    ali

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    Be sure to put it back in the little plastic bag it comes in (or get one) so humidity won't make the thread get gunky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04
    Be sure to put it back in the little plastic bag it comes in (or get one) so humidity won't make the thread get gunky.
    I always put my thread back into its bag and keep it in the same place. I had never thought of using it to see if It liked the quilting design besides it is expensive here in Australia. The last one I bought was over $10 for a small reel. Can you get bigger amounts? I would buy a big lot and use it every time I wanted to do a different quilt design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    I remember when I tried the water soluble thread on a trapunto: I had trouble getting the needle threaded. OK - what do we do when we can't thread a needle? WE LICK THE THREAD. Not such a smart idea when using the water soluble.
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    I was just threading my machine and remembered the talk about water soluble thread. Don't try to wet the end, how about cutting the end on an angle and threading the needle. Also I remember being told by a teacher that you lick your fingers and run them down the needle. It does work as I often do that. Just thought you should know that trick too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annya
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04
    Be sure to put it back in the little plastic bag it comes in (or get one) so humidity won't make the thread get gunky.
    I always put my thread back into its bag and keep it in the same place. I had never thought of using it to see if It liked the quilting design besides it is expensive here in Australia. The last one I bought was over $10 for a small reel. Can you get bigger amounts? I would buy a big lot and use it every time I wanted to do a different quilt design.
    Try Superior Threads...they may carry a larger spool.

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    Woohoo I've found a company in the UK that imports Superior Threads - Barnyards in Yorkshire - and they have those lovely big cones of Bottom line and Soluble thread. No more risking import tax for my threads. Hooray.

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