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Regular thread (all purpose coats and clark, for example) v.s. quilting thread...

I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday.....bought a few spools of thread for 99 cents each...I didn't look carefully enough..but it said quilting thread.....I can still use it for regular sewing right?...like making my skirts or pillow case for example...and no i don't wanna go back and return them and i am not a quilter either. i love the colors and i just grabbed them because i was in a hurry....Thank you for your time!!

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FON

Asked by FON at 10:50 AM on Mar. 10, 2011 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • You can, but you'll need to readjust your tension and stitch length, you also can not use it on extremely lightweight fabric.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:05 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • Sure you can and if you are hand sewing the quillting thread is much better because it doesn't tangle up on itself so much - and at 99 cents each you got a bargin.
    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 11:12 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • i will bw using the thread on sewing machine.
    FON

    Comment by FON (original poster) at 11:19 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

  • The 'quilting thread' generally sold is pretty much the same as regular mercerized cotton, except it has a thin coating of wax to make it strong and shiny so when used in the actual quilting process (not piecing together patches, but the decorative top-stitching holding the quilt top, batting, and backing together) the stitches will show better.

    As ObbyDobbi says, you're fine with medium to heavyweight fabrics. It may be a little too stiff on very light fabrics. Test a little stitching on some scraps of the fabric you will use. You can test your stitch settings too. GL :-)
    ss_mom

    Answer by ss_mom at 11:27 AM on Mar. 10, 2011

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