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Old 03-13-2017, 12:11 PM
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Default invisible thread on baby quilt

Is there any reason not to use invisible thread to quilt a baby quilt? It seems like I heard somewhere that the clear polyester thread is dangerous for little ones, who can get it wrapped around their fingers if it comes loose. Anyone else ever heard that?
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Old 03-13-2017, 01:38 PM
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Yes, I heard that too and do not use it.
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:11 PM
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yes I would definitely shy away from using it.... I've only used it on one quilt and honestly will probably never use it again. Too many pretty colored threads to go with clear LOL
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Old 03-13-2017, 02:41 PM
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I would not use it for baby or child quilt, either, due to the stated reasons. I figure why take a chance.
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:06 PM
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I don't use it in any of my quilts. I used it on one of my early quilts & before long the threads starting appearing loose. I've never used it again. I say NO for baby/child quilts for sure.
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Can get wrapped around fingers and toes and cut off circulation. Don't use
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Old 03-13-2017, 04:25 PM
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I'm not trying to be a thorn in anyone's side here, but...why is there a difference between any other quilting thread and the invisible in terms of it coming loose and getting wrapped around tiny fingers/toes???

I hand quilt so don't use the invisible but still...curious minds want to know??
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:19 PM
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Personally I would only use nylon invisible thread for wall hangings. It does not stand up to the wear and tear and washing and drying of utilitarian quilts. MHO
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:37 PM
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The older invisible thread was made of nylon and would stretch and could be caught on little fingers and toes. The newer thread is made of polyester and performs like any other polyester thread so shouldn't be a problem. I have used it a few times with good results.
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