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Robin posted on Tue, Nov 8 2011 7:29 PM

WOW! in 5 minutes I received several answers to my question.  I guess I should have been more specific, I guess what I want to know is should I be using cotton thread or poly.  I have read things that suggest cotton because it is easier on the cotton material.  Anyone want to give me a short class on this?

Thanks everyone for the great help.

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Nana replied on Tue, Nov 8 2011 9:27 PM


I try to always use cotton thread.  It preforms in the same way the fabric does and tends to hold up a little better than the poly.  However, I have used poly when I couldn't find the color I wanted in cotton threads.

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Answered (Not Verified) Kris replied on Wed, Nov 9 2011 12:26 AM
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I try to stick to cotton for piecing but for quilting anything goes. 

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Joy replied on Wed, Nov 9 2011 9:55 AM

Robin, I always use cotton for piecing because it shrinks and blends better with the fabrics. But when quilting the quilt, I use whatever works best with the look I'm trying to achieve. I will say that most of the time its cotton, but in different weights. I also use the clear mono-filament thread quite a bit. You can't see the thread but the quilting really stands out. Just remember to loosen your tension if you use this thread.


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