What size is regular sewing thread?
We have all been there but the most likely culprit to your dilemma is the wrong size needle that is paired with the thread you are using. To explain, all threads have a “weight” to them. The normal thread “weights” on the market for quilting or thread painting are 30, 35, 50, 60 and 100.
Is it better to sew with cotton or polyester thread?
Fiber: Try to match thread fiber to fabric fiber. Cotton fabric should be sewn with cotton thread; polyester or manmade fiber should be sewn with polyester thread. … Polyester fiber is stronger than most natural thread, so over time, the stronger polyester thread can break the weaker cotton fiber of the fabric.
What is FF thread?
Size “FF” nylon thread has a tensile strength of 16 pounds (7.3kg) and is used for medium weight sewing. Approximately 8 oz. (225g) spool. Note 1: Nylon thread conforming to the commercial equivalent of VT-295E is used in the manufacture and repair of all types of parachutes.