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Old 12-20-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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I have known that it is best to use all cotton thread for piecing patchwork. The only problem is, I don't seem to get on with cotton thread at all!! Whenever I use it, it goes very curly and seems to break much more easily than my all purpose polyester. What am I doing wrong?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:15 AM   #2
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Try a 14/90 topstitch needle.
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Try a 14/90 topstitch needle.
OK,i will practice your suggestion,most adviced me to buy good quality thread,but i still have no idea about how to judge the quality by my sense.
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thank you very much
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Brand makes a big difference. I have a lot of trouble with coats & clark thread, and a little linting trouble (and shredding on one spool) with connecting threads thread. I do agree about using the bigger needle. I've had a lot less problems with shredding with a 90/14 needle. I only use schmetz microtex sharps for piecing and schmetz denim or topstitch for quilting.

I've started using aurifil in neutral colors for piecing and will use the connecting threads (with caution) for quilting, since I can get lots of colors for less.
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