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    Default Piecing thread recommendations?

    I'm getting ready to start on my Common Bride quilt, lots of small pieces, quite intricate. Just saw DramaMama's post about 1/4 seams and watched Nancy's video - Thanks!

    I've never worked with 30 weight thread on the machine, and before I go off and order tons of different ones to try I thought I'd ask your opinions. Money's not an issue really (I LOVE beans and cornbread, really I do!) because I don't mind paying for the best. I shop Superior usually, they have such great stuff. In love with Masterpiece donuts for handwork. I've looked at all their charts, but wonder what you folks use.

    I've mostly just used 'whatever' because I didn't have to be too precise, but with all these tiny pieces it's gonna make a big difference.

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    Whoopsie, might have posted in the wrong forum. My bad!

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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    I think you should watch the video again. Nancy says to achieve a perfect 1/4 " seam do not use 30 wt thread, use 50 wt thread.

    If money is no object than you might want to try 50 wt Aurifil thread. You can even purchase it from the M* shop now.
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    I don't even use 30 wt. thread for quilting. Definitely, you need 50 wt. for piecing.

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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    I use Connecting Threads 50 weight Egyptian cotton to piece with and usually quilt with King Tut from Superior.
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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    For piecing I use Superior 50 weight So Fine thread in a neutral color. I pair it with a Microtex 80/12 needle and stitch length of about 2.5. Have also used Aurifil but the Superior is slightly less linty and breaks less in my experience.


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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    I have used aurifil and its a great thread, however much prefer. Superior. Masterpiece fell in love with it abt 10 years ago. Not as much lint

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    I'm a Masterpiece lover too !

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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by JCY View Post
    I don't even use 30 wt. thread for quilting. Definitely, you need 50 wt. for piecing.
    I think I meant that! I mean the smallest one - how confusing. Bigger is smaller, huh

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    Default Re: Piecing thread recommendations?

    I use 50 weight Aurifil cotton thread. It is two strand and is finer than other 50 weight threads that I have used. It makes a nice flat seam. It also has less lint than a lot of threads. If your LQS doesn't have it you can order it from Embroidery Thread | Quilting Thread | Sewing Thread | Embroidery Stabilizers or Hawthorne Threads - Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Michael Miller & More
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