Thread Talk: Weight and Color Options

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Confused about what those numbers mean? How thick is too thick? Why would you even care what thread weight you have? Learn about it all with Mary and Linda Rainwater in this must-see show. Mary and Linda use variegated thread from Aurifil. For more quilting tips and techniques visit and watch free Quilty episodes on and Quilty’s Facebook!

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  1. At 2:29 the text reads: “The higher the number of a thread, the THICKER it is” but I do believe that should be “THINNER”.

    Megan, 1 year ago Reply

  2. Mary, I learned a lot about thread with this show. I was wondering what size needle would work best with 30 weight thread for decorative stitches?

    Mary, 1 year ago Reply

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