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?