by lildoll2 19 Aug 2019

can i use a 50/3 wt.thread for my machine crochet if it calls for using a 30/35 both cotton , please cuties i really need to know as i have a lot of the 50/3 thread ... thank you DOris again..

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by lidiad edited 27 Aug 2019

I have used a 50 wt cotton thread, the one used by quilters, with success. Cotton thread leaves a lot of lint but that's not a problem if you clean the bobbin area often.
I use rayon for free-standing lace designs digitized for rayon. Hugs, Lidia

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by lildoll2 21 Aug 2019

i called a few dealers i buy things from, i got one to get me some 30wt cotton, 1100 yds for 4.50 cotona cotton by madiera, lot cheaper than i could have gotten it for, angel was on my shoulder today, thanks for your help too cuties.. doris

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 22 Aug 2019

Glad you had angels on your side.

mops by mops 28 Aug 2019

I love the Madeira cotton - used the 30 wt a lot for bobbin lace making, now use it for machine lace.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 20 Aug 2019

That is what I could find.

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lildoll2 by lildoll2 20 Aug 2019

what kind of thread do you use for lace? i can't belive size 30 cotton is so hard to find , unless you have a big pocket.do you ever use polyester for doilies? i read it somewhere.. i may be stuck with a lot of 50-3 cotton. do you need any at a real good price,? thanks doris

crafter2243 by crafter2243 22 Aug 2019

I use 40 weight for my FSL

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by lildoll2 20 Aug 2019

does someone know where i can buy some 30-35 wt cotton thread , please, thank you doris

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by mops Moderator 20 Aug 2019

You could try using 2 threads together. I have done that with a 60wt thread.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Aug 2019

I do not know myself and hopefully someone else will come along. I would do a test stitch and see

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