I have a question about thread. I am making a baby quilt which has machine embroidery in each block. I am quilting it, and have some lovely silk thread, but I could not quilt with the silk thread because it frayed and broke with every few inches of stitches. I thought silk was a strong thread, but either its much weaker than I though or maybe there’s a trick to sewing with it (especially on a quilt). I (unsewed:) removed about 20 inches of stitching and went to the poly thread and it’s doing fine, but I would like advise if anyone knows, if I can use silk for quilting. Is it even practical to use for utility sewing.
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