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Invisible thread

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Invisible thread

Post by Shea788 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:18 am

I am making a tee-shirt quilt without batting. When using invisible thread for machine quilting, can the thread end be buried inside the quilt without the thread showing? If I do a locking stitch and then cut the end of the thread (instead of burying it), I would think the end would stick out because invisible thread seems stiff and wiry.

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Re: Invisible thread

Post by WeeOne » Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Hi, I think you could bury the thread between the two layers. Just give yourself some extra thread, just for good measure. I would also do a locking stitch before hand. And I agree that I think some invisible thread can be difficult.

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Re: Invisible thread

Post by Celticfan » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:28 pm

I'm new to this but in my experience with soft cloth like t shirts , I might try tissue paper cheapest paper that I know of. Also if you have any very light stabilizer $ , that would help also. Maybe experiment on a small piece to see. But it helps give stability to the fabric and rips right off

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Re: Invisible thread

Post by Barbsjg22 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:22 pm

You can bury the thread. It is easier with batting in between. The end can be pokey to the touch if you do not bury. I always use it on all my t=shirt quilts. Good Luck

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