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    Nylon or polyester monofilament......how to identify?

    I have 2 spools of monofilament thread approximately 2 years old. One of them is labelled "Signature Nylon monofilament", the other has no label. So my question is: how can I identify the type of mono the unlabelled spool is? And is either better or more preferred than the other?

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    Re: Nylon or polyester monofilament......how to identify?

    Or maybe, if anyone has a spool of the monopoly could they post a pic of what the end of the spool looks like once the label is peeled off so I can compare it to the unlabelled spool please?

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      Re: Nylon or polyester monofilament......how to identify?

      There are several brands at Red Rock Threads. Maybe one will look familiar to you.

      http://redrockthreads.com/misc-threa...ble-thread.asp

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        Re: Nylon or polyester monofilament......how to identify?

        The nylon will melt but the poly will not. I'd suggest testing each separately by putting a strand between two pieces of scrap fabric (making sure no thread is hanging out where your iron will touch it; the nylon will fuse the fabric together). I've used a nylon thread by Superior to fuse appliques. The technique was putting the nylon in the bobbin and the poly in the needle - the nylon melted and the poly released once it was warmed by the iron.

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          Re: Nylon or polyester monofilament......how to identify?

          Thankyou katier825 and snowbird. Most appreciated.

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