Sunday, November 4, 2012

Thread

I received a large box full of thread...


This isn't even half of it.  Most of the threads are JPCoats Dual Duty cotton covered polyester. There is also a lot of Gutermann 100% polyester. Lots of different colors. The original owner was not a quilter, she made clothes. I think most of these were purchased at Walmart or JoAnn's.

I have mixed feelings about all of these threads. I've heard you should only piece with 100% cotton thread. Would you use these to piece a quilt? I don't make heirloom quilts, so do I really need to worry about what type of thread I use?

Would you use these for piecing quilts or save them for other miscellaneous craft projects?

5 comments:

Needled Mom said...

I'd use them for piecing. It would be nice to use them up.

AnnieO said...

I think the all cotton thread thing is a myth. Lots of the best quality quilting thread is 100% polyester. I would be more concerned about the age of the thread--I've got a lot of spools like this from my MIL and Grandma too.

Rose said...

I would use them if I felt they weren't dry rotted...I don't make heirloom quilts either.

Quilt Hollow said...

Use your threads for piecing or basting.

Kathie said...

I would use them for basting....
Kathie