How do I choose a thread for my sewing machine?

How do you determine sewing thread size?

It is determined by measuring the length of 1 gram of thread. If 1 gram is 30 meters long, for example, then it is 30 Weight thread. The higher the weight, the finer the thread.

What weight thread should I use for sewing?

– For general sewing 50/60 weight thread is good for usual sewing and piecing and the thinner thread won’t bulk up your seams. – Thicker thread weights, like 30/40, make the quilting stitches stand out more. – You can use a thicker, “fancy” thread on top and a 50/60 basic thread in the bobbin.

What kind of thread do you use for cotton fabric?

Fiber: Try to match thread fiber to fabric fiber. Cotton fabric should be sewn with cotton thread; polyester or manmade fiber should be sewn with polyester thread. If possible, don’t sew natural fibers with polyester thread.

What is the difference between 40 and 50 weight thread?

The best wt for quilting truly depends on the type of quilting you are looking to achieve: 80wt allows for superfine detail; 50wt offers a beautiful subtle effect to allow the piecing to shine; 40wt provides greater stitch definition while still highlighting the piecing; 28wt by machine allows your stitching to shine …

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What is 60 wt thread used for?

Fine weight threads run from 60wt to 100wt. These smaller threads are ideal for intricate work such as micro quilting and fine detailed machine embroidery like freestanding designs or monograming. They can be made from cotton on the larger end to polyester on the finer end.

What does 40 wt thread mean?

Dividing the length of thread by a set weight derives the exact measurement of a thread weight. A thread is labeled 40 wt. when 40 kilometers of that thread weighs 1 kilogram. A 30 wt. thread is heavier because it takes only 30 kilometers of thread to weigh one kilogram.

What size is normal sewing thread?

Common Industrial Sewing Thread Sizes

Thread Type Tex Size Yarn Construction (Denier x Ply)
Nylon T-400 1260 X 3
T-600 1680 X 3
T-700 1890 X 3
Polyester T-70 220 X 3

What is 28 wt thread used for?

28 wt Cotton Thread

Aurifil’s 100% Cotton 28wt thread is the second heaviest weight thread and is perfect for double strand cross stitch, blanket stitch, hand applique, hand piecing, hand quilting, bobbin and machine lace, machine quilting, longarm quilting, machine embroidery and lower looper serging.

What is 12 weight thread used for?

Use 12wt for bold machine quilting, big stitch hand quilting, thread painting, decorative stitching, hand embroidery, sashiko, big stitch hand quilting, crafts, and even hemming jeans. When using it on the machine the thicker thread will stand up from the fabric giving you a wonderful textural effect.