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    English paper peicing

    What weight of thread is best to epp with not sure what to buy i heard polyester is best

    #2
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    I use Bottom Line Poly - and that was based on a recommendation. I'm new at this also so I'm sure others who are more experienced will chime in with their favorites.

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      #3
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      Not sure of the weight but from the research I have done, polyester
      seems to be the choice. I am making a Grandma's Flower Garden right now.
      One thing I found to be useful is thread wax/thread conditioner.
      I found it near the checkout at JoAnns fabric store. Lots of EPP sites-
      many mention thread.

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        #4
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        My favorite thread for EPP is silk. It may be hard to find in some areas.
        sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


        Scottie Mom Barb

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          #5
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          I discovered that even the poly thread can shred from rubbing on the cardstock papers. Use shorter lengths! I'm going to try the conditioner, too.

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            #6
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            I mainly use polyester,sometimes cotton,sometimes silk. I found the cotton and silk a bit thicker then the poly. Not keen on Bottom line I can't seem to keep the stitches firm.

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              #7
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              In case you missed it, Missouri Star had a series of videos back in January with Jenny Doan and Sue Daley doing paper piecing. Some good tips there. here is link
              http://https://www.missouriquiltco.c...m_term=qt_t156

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                #8
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                I'm using the 60w poly bottom line.
                Michele

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                  #9
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                  I watched some YouTube videos on EPP by machine. I think I am going to try invisable thread on top and 80 wt in bottom.

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                    #10
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                    I love to use my 50wt Aurifil thread which is 100% cotton MAKO.
                    I've tried Coats cotton and Gutermann polyester but Aurifil is so much better. Smooth, it goes thru the fabric without getting tangled like the previous too
                    My blog (when I will be able to keep it updated): http://juliasdreamabout.blogspot.it/

                    Queen of Quiltgard

                    Lover of Scraps

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