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Date: 11/27/12 6:48 PM

Is Coats 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread heat resistant we are making hotpads and trivets. will this work? The opther brand of 100% cotton thread was way over $6.00 for a spools and I need about 10 so I am hopimng this will work???

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Date: 11/27/12 6:54 PM

Cotton thread is the best choice. While poly has a lot going for it many can to withstand high heat. C&C cotton should be just fine for making hot pads.

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Date: 11/27/12 6:55 PM

so is the Coats 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread actually 100% cotton thread. thhat will withstand heat. I am also making some potato bags can I use this thread as well

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Date: 11/27/12 7:40 PM

I00% cotton thread is what I use for making potatoe bags and hot pads etc, I have never had a problem with any item made . i use guttermen brand thread I dont think the brand would matter juat the cotton is 100%, I would not use anything else no poly or blends
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Date: 11/27/12 7:46 PM

so is Coats 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread a poly or 100% cotton?

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Date: 11/27/12 8:04 PM

It is 100% cotton, mercerized means it is preshrunk.

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Date: 11/27/12 8:04 PM

Yes, the Coats 100% Mercerized Cotton is 100% cotton.

Some mercerized cottons have a polyester core. Coats make one of these as well but they call it Dual Duty Plus Thread.

Link to the Coats 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread.

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Date: 11/27/12 8:34 PM

My understanding of the term "mercerized" is that it is a process that gives the cotton thread a smoother, more satin-like finish.

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Date: 11/28/12 9:05 AM

According to Wikipedia:
"The modern production method for mercerised cotton, also known as "pearl" or "pearle" cotton, gives cotton thread (or cotton-covered thread with a polyester core) a sodium hydroxide bath that is then neutralized with an acid bath. This treatment increases lustre, strength, affinity to dye, resistance to mildew, but also increases affinity to lint. Cotton with long staple fibre lengths responds best to mercerisation. Mercerised thread is commonly used to produce fine crochet."

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Date: 11/28/12 10:00 AM

The 100% cotton thread sounds like a good idea. However, I've never had any trouble with the potholders and microwaveable corn bags I've made with Dual Duty Plus thread (cotton/poly blend) over the years.

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