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Linda M Robertson
 

What are suggested thread types for appliqué.

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Linda

blue_lak
 

My two cents....There are different thread types for different types of applique projects, and what you want the final look to be. Cotton, 50 wt, is good for buttonhole stitch edges where you want the thread to show as part of your design but not overwhelmingly heavy or bulky. Hand appliquers often use 60 or 80 wt cotton or silk. If you're fusing the pieces and just want to secure the edges with zig zag, a matching fine weight polyester (such as Bottom Line) is often the choice.  Some use the clear poly or nylon but it tends to be shiney a feature you may or may not want. If you're doing satin stitch edges, any regular poly or embroidery thread works well. Your finished look will also be affected by whether you've fused your pieces, or whether you're using any stabilizer.
Jan in MD

Linda M Robertson
 

Thanks for all this great info.



On Apr 8, 2018, at 8:23 AM, blue_lak via Groups.Io <blue_lak@...> wrote:

My two cents....There are different thread types for different types of applique projects, and what you want the final look to be. Cotton, 50 wt, is good for buttonhole stitch edges where you want the thread to show as part of your design but not overwhelmingly heavy or bulky. Hand appliquers often use 60 or 80 wt cotton or silk. If you're fusing the pieces and just want to secure the edges with zig zag, a matching fine weight polyester (such as Bottom Line) is often the choice.  Some use the clear poly or nylon but it tends to be shiney a feature you may or may not want. If you're doing satin stitch edges, any regular poly or embroidery thread works well. Your finished look will also be affected by whether you've fused your pieces, or whether you're using any stabilizer.
Jan in MD