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Thread: What kind of thread do you use for machine applique?

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    I use only Isacord, a bit more expensive than the regular JoAnns' brand however, it is worth the price. It is a good thread does not break eaisly and is a heavery gage than Coats, but most iportant if you do a lot of embroidering you will notice that it does not cause lint that can build up in your embroidery unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polly13
    When I was a child I always outlined the pictures I colored in my coloring books. It has pretty well carried over to my machine applique. Therefore, any thread that accents what I have made works for me. Sometimes it's a different color to look like an outline, other times it's one to blend.
    Well said - this is what I like to do but didn't think about the fact that that is how I colored as a child :lol:

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    I usually use embroidery thread. But I have used regular threa also.

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    I also use regular sewing thread. I use the same color for the bobbin as for the top, because I don't have all day to fuss with the tension. The top usually looks great, and the bottom, well, not quite so great. Just in case some of the bobbin thread decides to show through, at least it's the same color.
    Mine is just a basic machine, not a fancy embroidery machine. If I spent the money on a fancy machine, I would invest more time in perfect applique.

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    I have a lot of poly cotton thread and once I use it up I am going to go to cotton.

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    Originally Posted by polly13 When I was a child I always outlined the pictures I colored in my coloring books. It has pretty well carried over to my machine applique. Therefore, any thread that accents what I have made works for me. Sometimes it's a different color to look like an outline, other times it's one to blend.
    Quote Originally Posted by Midwestmary View Post
    Well said - this is what I like to do but didn't think about the fact that that is how I colored as a child :lol:
    Interesting observation. I thought back to how I colored, and I never outlined, I often colored outside the lines, but I never used the "proper" colors on what I was coloring (ie: you'd see a patchwork colored teddy bear and not a brown one). As an adult, I am drawn to abstract paintings, impressionist art, and anything colorful. Yep, you hit that nail on the head!

    Oh, and thank you to everyone here on which thread(s) to use...apparently it's "anything goes" and that totally works for me!

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