What thread do you use for peicing your quilt together on the machine? Cotton, Poly, combination?
I use cotton mostly, occasionally a poly/cotton blend, and very rarely poly.
I have found the essential thread from Connecting Threads good thread for piecing.
Thank you for your answers and advice. The Essential Thread .. would that be 100% cotton or are you using a blend?
100% cotton, 50w for piecing.
I use 100% cotton 50w thread for piecing. The Essentials thread line is cotton.
Hi Susan, Long Creek Mills sells their 100% cotton 50wt. 5000ml on sale for $3.00 this week.
longcreekmills.com not sure if this will work. I am not sure of the sipping cost.
Sue D. Ohio
Susan, For piecing I use Gu termann all purpose and for flannel Poly. Susan, Jacksonville, FL
Sue thanks for letting us know ,I have to check out this site later and yes it does work ..Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
I ususally use cotton thread although I did use polyester once for one of my quilts.
I use Aurifil 50wt to piece with.
Jerry:I use Aurifil 50wt to piece with.
Me too. One thing I have learned about the quality of thread is to pinch it and pull it through two fingers. If it feels rough, it's not good. The old Coats and Clark that we grew up with used long fibers for the outside, but when they were bought out, that company wanted to cut costs and used short fibers, hence the bumpy feel and tendency for problems when sewing with it.