Choosing the Right Quilting Thread

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Heather Thomas teaches you all about thread while providing helpful tips and techniques for working with thread. Learn the many types of thread available as well as the many brands and weights of thread. Understand the value of thread and add element to your quilts. Find out all you need to know about thread and how you can utilize thread when making your beautiful quilts.

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5 Responses to “Choosing the Right Quilting Thread”
  1. Jeanette

    was once told that my bobbin thread should be the same as my top thread. Is this true? Can my bobbin thread be heavier, lighter, and or a different type than my top thread?

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      Hello Jeanette,

      Yes, your bobbin thread can be heavier, lighter or a different type of thread than your needle thread, however matching your needle and bobbin thread can greatly reduce the chance for tension or other stitching issues.


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    Oh, that is a lot of really helpful information. I’ve never understood all the weights of thread and applications for the various weights but Heather made it clear to me. Thanks!

  3. Hope

    The quilt museum in Lincoln,Ne. Showed me how silk deteriorates with time. Can you tell me why we would want to use silk thread? Thanks!

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