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    Default Brand New At Everything

    Hi, everyone, sorry if this is a dumb question, but what is better, Rayon or Polyester for Embroidery and Quilting?

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    Default Re: Brand New At Everything

    I use both for embroidery. For quilting I use cotton
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    I don't do any embroidery, but for piecing and quilting I try to use cotton thread. If I can't find the color I'm after in cotton I'll go with a poly wrapped cotton (Clarks Dual Duty).
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    Ditto what Patrice said above. I piece my quilt tops with cotton thread, but for embroidery I use polyester mostly and some rayon. My machine does better embroidery with the poly than rayon....but every machine is different. I take most of my quilts to a LAQer and she uses cotton thread for quilting. That was a good question...no such thing as a dumb question around here. Don't be afraid to ask anything....Barb

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    I don't embroider but I always use cotton piecing thread for piecing the quilt top and cotton quilting thread for quilting. Welcome to quilting and the forum -- and remember, there are no dumb questions. Everyone on this forum is always very caring and you'll get lots of great advice and info whenever you ask questions. Happy quilting!
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    I agree with Bubby - every machine has different 'tastes'. I use both poly and rayon on my embroidery machine - however I do prefer the poly. Spent hours embroidering our company logo on my husband's shirts with rayon thread - gold on black - and the rayon has lost color and is now white. I don't bleach my blacks either . . .
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    I use Coats and Clark Dual Duty thread and have not any problems with it tearing down in any of my quilt tops. I don't embroidery only because I don't have a good machine. I'm saving up for my dream machine. One day.

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    Default Re: Brand New At Everything

    Piecing and quilting thread - Aurifil cotton mako (they have 50, 28 and 12 wt which works perfectly)

    For machine embroidery I use polyester thread from Metro Embroidery Threads because it's really cheap and my machine likes it a lot.
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