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Thread: What Thread do youuse for Applique'

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    Superior Kimono Silk thread - works beautifully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmer623
    The other day I found a website that has big spools of it, roserushbrooke.com, and I was pleased with their service. Connecting Threads also has it.
    Wow, great site! And I didn't now about the mini-cones. If it's good enough for Diane Guadynski, I'll certainly give it a shot.
    Thanks for the information. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    I am looking for a good thread to us for my Applique'. I have been using Sulky silk but I am finding it hard to work with and it seems to show on my pieces. Any help with my problem would be great. :lol:
    I use mettler 60wt.cotton thread for hand emb.variety of colors available.
    I have tried Sulky silk thread don't care for it.

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    YLI silk is wonderful, but you do need to knot at the needle or it will slip out easily. I use a neutral and it doesn't show. Also, be sure to use very small stitches. Good luck

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    YLI silk: I just like working with it!

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    So far, I really like using 100 wt YLI silk thread. I have also used Superior Threads Frosted donut (good assortment of colors). Haven't tried their Kimono line yet.

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    I use YLI but my favorite is the Kimona Japanese brand but it is hard to find. Only a few shops carry it and it is no mor exspensive than YLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    Are you talking about hand applique? I use 60 wt Metler's cotton machine embroidery thread.
    I use this most of the time plus orafil. I like orafil and you can get it at www.pacificrim.com with really cheap shipping.

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    Thanks for all the help. I have a box full of different brands and I haven't found anything yet that I like.I will try others that you all have suggested and see if I can find something I like. This board is great for information. Thanks all.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    in mouth watering colours - check them out, I'm sure they're available in the US... http://www.wonderfilonline.com/
    Huh. They are. Never heard of them before. Really, really nice selection.
    I've got this massive machine applique project in front of me and I keep putting it off.
    When you used the Invisafil in the bobbin, what were you using on top? A heavier weight cotton?

    Did you match the bobbin color to the top color or use a neutral?
    Although I see there isn't a huge color selection for that particular thread.

    Thanks for the information.
    I used a neutral top and bottom, I am now using invisible thread and Invisafil in the bobbin (lasts for EVER!) and that works good too. I also used it to blind stitch by hand a binding on a wall hanging and my stitches are invisible - better than normal! LOL I have some of the variegated Tutti 50 wt to try in the FMQ on my current project - will report back. I never really liked King Tut - found it too heavy at 40 wt. I like Master PIece at 50 wt but there are no variagated so I'm keen to try this. Got to finish the applique first though! I got a sample pack for £10 (think that's about $13?) - 15 spools I think 400 yds per spool. I don't know if you can get this online or if it was just for the show. Here's a pic... :-D

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    This is a great post. I had no idea about what thread to use for applique. I have done very little of it, mostly just playing around with it. I do love hand stitching. Thanks for all the information.

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    I use YLI silk thread for hand applique. Colors don't have to match perfectly as the thread seems to disappear.

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    a staw needle. That is a new term for me. What do I look for and where do I look to find them?

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    I love using silk thread for hand applique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusmomma
    a staw needle. That is a new term for me. What do I look for and where do I look to find them?
    A straw needle is also called a Milliner's needle. :)

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    For hand applique I really love Masterpiece. I can't wait to try out the Aurafil brand though...I hear nothing but good things about it from customers. :) Great post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cactusmomma
    a staw needle. That is a new term for me. What do I look for and where do I look to find them?
    Straw needles are hollow, very thin, and come in a tube. I use #11s and get them at my local quilt shop. Don't think I've ever seen them at Joann's. They can be mail ordered from various sources like www.keepsakequilting.com, too.

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    Timely Question...I just took a hand applique class from Nancy Lee Chong-loved the class and her explanations are wonderful. She suggeted Aurifil. I used it on my little project and was very plesed. If you get a chance to take a class from Nancy I highly reccomend her. Her quilt company is Pacific Rim Quilting

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    Timely Question...I just took a hand applique class from Nancy Lee Chong-loved the class and her explanations are wonderful. She suggeted Aurifil. I used it on my little project and was very plesed. If you get a chance to take a class from Nancy I highly reccomend her. Her quilt company is Pacific Rim Quilting

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    i use embroidery thread. buttonhole stitch mostly

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    I like Kimono brand silk (don't remember where I got it) and I also use a polyester thread called So Fine for applique that I order from Superior Threads. I like them equally well and the So Fine comes in a boatload of colors

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    Are you talking about machine applique? If so, I use 40 wt. Aurifil. I LOVE Aurifil thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie k
    I am looking for a good thread to us for my Applique'. I have been using Sulky silk but I am finding it hard to work with and it seems to show on my pieces. Any help with my problem would be great. :lol:
    I use bottom line for hand appliqué. It is a bobbin thread, I know but it come in many colors and just disappears into the fabric. I have not tried it in the top of my machine as of yet but if you go to the Superior Threads web site and ask Bob the thread expert I will bet he has a good answer for you.

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    YLI 100# silk thread and John James straw needles size 10. I order online.

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    I use Aurafil. I love it and it doesn't show at all.

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