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Old 08-11-2013, 08:57 AM
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When machine quilting on a regular sewing machine, what kind of thread do you use , does it matter? all cotton, cotton blend, polyester? thx
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:20 AM
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Not all will agree, but I use whatever I have that I think will look good.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:27 AM
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I do agree, use what ever you would like.
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Old 08-11-2013, 09:32 AM
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yup- I agree too...use what works, is the correct color and you like using. different machines have their own *likes/dislikes* when it comes to threads- so, if you have a favorite- that works well in your machine- use it- I use lots of different threads- often polyester for quilting- because it is strong, I have a large selection of colors and my machine likes it- very seldom do I use cotton for quilting- for me it tends to break often- is not as strong as polyester- I do use it for piecing sometimes. I also quilt with silk thread, aurifil and monofilament (invisible thread) you can quilt with anything you want. *don't stress the small stuff*.
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I am another one in the do what suits you and looks good category.
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:59 AM
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my machine likes gutterman and sulky...I think any would work if the tension is set correctly.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:18 PM
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The type of thread doesn't matter as much as the correct needle size for the size and wt of the thread. 50 wt thread is 3 ply and some are 2 ply. That makes difference. It took me a long time to realize thread and needle size have to work together.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:25 PM
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I use the Connecting Threads cotton thread 50 weight for piecing and for quilting right now. Piecing is done with neutrals, quilting with matching colors. I do have some polyester cones that I will use when the color matches.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:53 PM
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I am not a big fan of polyester. It is always behaving badly for me. I like the look of either a 50wt or 40wt cotton. I have used Sulky, YLI, Mettler, Robison-Anton, and Coats & Clark and have never been sad. I have just purchased some Presencia and some Connecting Threads brand, but haven't tried them yet.
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I too use what I have on hand. As long as it matches. My machine isn't picky thank goodness
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