TIP OF THE WEEK: THREAD…

HAPPY SUNDAY!!! AND A HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL THE DAD’S OUT THERE.

BEFORE I GO ON TO THE TIP OF THE WEEK I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT IT HAS BEEN HARD FOR ME TO POST THESE TIPS ON SUNDAY’S. I HAVE HAD SO MUCH TO DO, NOOOOO I AM NOT GETTING RID OF THEM BECAUSE SOMETIMES I GO BACK AND READ THEM TO GIVE ME A REMINDER OF WHAT I NEED TO DO. I AM GOING TO BE MOVING THEM TO TUESDAYS SO IT WILL BE EASIER FOR ME. SO STARTING NEXT WEEK, MY TOPS WILL BE POSTED ON TUESDAYS.

I JUST CAME ACROSS THE LAST OF THE THREAD TIP OF THE WEEK I PUT TOGETHER.

WHAT KIND OF THREAD TO USE AND WHEN TO USE IT IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS I LEARNED IN MY FIRST SEWING CLASS.

TEACHER ALWAYS SAID IF YOU ARE GOING TO SEW COTTON FABRIC, ALWAYS USE COTTON THREAD. AND THE SAME GOES FOR OTHER FABRIC YOU ARE SEWING. HERE ARE SOME TIPS ON WHAT KIND OF THREAD TO USE.

Cotton is usually mercerized. This is a finishing process that makes the thread smooth and shiny and adds strength. Cotton mercerized thread is ideal for woven fabrics that require little or no stretch in the seams. Cotton is also heat-resistant, making it a better choice for quilting because of the need for pressed, consistent seams.

Silk is natural fiber that is strong and very fine. It has some stretch which makes it a better choice for topstitching or tailoring when the fabric needs some shaping and some give.

Polyester is suitable for most fabrics because it has some stretch. It is a better choice for knit fabrics but may break cotton fibers if the knits are designed with cotton fiber.

Blended threads are suitable for knits, wovens, man-made or natural fabrics. Blended threads are typically designed with a cotton filament wrapped around a polyester core thread giving the thread both durability and stretch. Plus, the cotton fiber makes the thread heat-resistant.

THANKS FOR VISITING!
DON’T FORGET TO JOIN ME FOR MILITARY MONDAY TOMORROW!

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