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

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