Superior Education


  • DR. BOB

Bob Purcell (Chief Threadologist of Superior Threads) discusses Nylon threads and why it is a bad fiber for thread. Nylon brittle's over time, will discolor, and has a low heat tolerance. The only reason Nylon should exist in a thread stash is to melt. Charlotte's Fusible Web is a nylon thread which melts when pressed with an iron. This process is advantageous for any applique work. Using Charlotte's Fusible Web instead of a fusible webbing will leave the project free of stiffness. When used with MonoPoly (polyester monofilament thread), appliqueing becomes second nature.

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