The battle of the threads!

Sometimes it’s hard to know what tools to use that would best benefit your quilt-making process.  One of those tools is essential:  the thread.

If you are a beginner quilter, quilt a lot of the same types of projects, or tend to use the same type of material for your projects your thread choices are usually polyester or cotton.  I have found that most projects work better using cotton thread because of two motivating factors:  it is strong and it holds up to washes and wear.  On some of my projects, polyester tends to tear or break when I hold it taut.  That is an indication for me to use something stronger.

What do you think?

I mention this particular item because a friend of mine kept telling me that one thread or another was always a better choice and blah, blah, blah.  In her case it was cotton.  I always thought that she just wanted to match cotton to cotton.  I was finally understanding that there is a big difference and that comes down to what kind of projects you have.

Don’t get me wrong, polyester is just fine.  In fact, if you go to a cloth store or even Walmart, the first type of thread you usually encounter is polyester.  No worries.  What holds up better?  Cotton?  or Polyester?

Primrose Thread

Cotton Thread (I like it better)

9 Responses to Thread

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  2. Cristina says:

    I don’t quilt and I don’t know if I’m going to ever BUT, I have found out that all threads aren’t created equally. I found this out when I was making a necklace and one of the threads broke (an hour into the making of it) and I was no pleased.

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