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cjoakley
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Date: 3/6/13 1:55 PM

Is there a correct thread type to use for sewing linen?

I read somewhere that cotton or polyester threads are not the best option.

Thanks.

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Date: 3/6/13 5:27 PM

I use a ton of linen--mostly mid-weight, but also heavier, cotton blends, and canvas, and even hankyweight--and use regular ol' C&C Dual Duty. It's what my machines like, and it's always worked well for me. My linen clothes are worn and worked hard and have to stand up to wear and tear and washing. (That is a linen damask corset in my avatar, in case you're wondering about a particular thread being strong enough! )

I'd say stick to what gives you the best results overall.
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Date: 3/6/13 10:37 PM

thank you - this is what I thought...but great to have it confirmed by someone who uses linen extensively.

Love your work btw - just spent a delightful few minutes clicking around on your website...what a wonderful passion you have!

I think my favourite is your Much Ado About Nothing collection - so now I'm off to watch the movie again - thanks for the reminder :winkgrin:

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Date: 3/6/13 10:53 PM

Since polyester and cotton are the two most common threads available you'd be out of luck if you couldn't use either. High quality polyester like Guttermans or Mettler work just fine. Linen is generally an easy fabric to work with.

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Date: 3/7/13 0:47 AM

thanks Nancy!

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