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Can you use old thread?

You may use old threads, however use it in smaller tasks such as tacking to tailor or tracing to join the fabric pieces, and avoid using them in a sewing machine for heavy duty purposes. Thread doesn’t have a specific expiry date, but the sad truth is that it doesn’t last forever.

Can thread spoil?

If the thread snaps (you should feel a nice, crisp break), then it is OK to use. … As for polyester thread, the color may fade over the years with exposure to sunlight, but there is no evidence that the thread deteriorates like cotton threads, so it’s safe to say that synthetic fibers will last longer.

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.

What weight thread should I use for quilting?

For most quilting on a home machine, a 40-weight cotton thread is an excellent choice. Because the 40 weight cotton thread is heavier than the finer 50 weight cotton thread, quilting stitches will show up more easily on the quilt.

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What kind of wood are cable spools made of?

Often made of birch or poplar ply, they are both strong and light-weight. In normal situations, plywood reels are used only once and then destroyed.

What are wooden spools used for?

These large wood spools come in a variety of sizes and are commonly used for making furniture, especially tables. But tables aren’t the only thing you can make out of them. People have used these to make portable bars, fishing rod holders, playground equipment, cat towers, chicken coops and even wine racks.