Unfortunately, there are several myths and half-truths floating around about polyester threads. The truth of it is, polyester threads are amazing and there’s more than a few reasons why. In this two part blog, we will discuss the top 10 benefits of using a quality polyester.
-One of the most popular myths that exist in the quilting world is that polyester thread is so strong, it will tear right through your fabric! Let's set this straight, thread will not tear through fabric, solely due to its fiber content. If a thread ever tears through a fabric, it is because it won the strength contest, regardless if it is cotton or polyester. Some cotton threads are stronger and wiry than polyester threads. I use polyester all the time in my personal quilts and love using it.
2. Resistant to stretching and shrinking
-All of Superior's Polyester Threads undergo an extra process called 'Heat Set'. This special process ensures that our thread will not shrink when exposed to heat.
3. Crisp and resilient when wet or dry
4. Wrinkle resistant
5. Resistant to most chemicals
-Polyester is colorfast. Colors will not bleed, bleach, or fade. Some threads, such as rayon, do not have a uniform method of colorfastness and can bleed (the color can leech out) when washed with detergents
Come back tomorrow to learn the final 5 benefits of using a quality polyester thread.