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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Thread Types and Weights


Ask yourself what you want to see-
Quilting, Stitching or the Piecing
12 wt.
Heaviest for machine quilting
Larger needle 110-120 (on long arm machine)
90/14 needle on home sewing machine
Stays on top of quilt
30 & 40 wt. –long staple important for quilting
Most used thread weight for quilting on top
Needle size 100-110,
90/14 needle on home sewing machine
Stays on top of quilt
50 & 60 wt. bobbin weight
Common size for bobbin weight thread
Lays in the fabric more that heavier weight threads
If you have a thread that does not like to go in a needle use it for bobbin
Mark spool only for bobbin
Why does thread break??
8/12 needle on home sewing machine
Stays on top of quilt
100-50 wt. goes into the fabric
Piecing with 50 wt.
Micro quilting with light weight
90/14 long arm needle
75/11 or 80/12 needle on home sewing machine
Stays on top of quilt