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Hand Basting Thread - Cotton

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100% cotton basting thread, ideal for tailor's tacks, and general basting of quilts, garments and wherever a temporary hold is needed. Recommended by Claire Schaeffer.

Approx. 420m / 490 yards per skein.

Available in Blue, Yellow, Ivory and Pink

18 gram skein.

From Susan Khalje: "
To use, untwist the skein, tie a scrap of fabric around it, cut it in half, and you'll be able to pull out a pre-cut thread of the perfect length."

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  • 5
    basting thread

    Posted by Demetra on Dec 12th 2022

    I use this in various applications. I make evening and bridal, this thread helps me in many ways

  • 5

    Posted by Elizabeth Hagood on Oct 1st 2020

    As soon as the basting threads arrived, I used them to baste welt pockets. Soooo much better than pinning. And removing the basting thread after stitching was easy. The basting threads moved smoothly through the tightly woven fabric, were easy to see. I always want to have this basting thread in my sewing tools.

  • 5
    First time to use this online source

    Posted by Randal Gilstrap on Mar 3rd 2017

    I ordered a few skeins of Japanese basting thread. The order arrived on time as scheduled.

  • 5
    Basting thread great for marking embroidery grids!

    Posted by Julie on Aug 14th 2016

    I am very please with the selection of patterns and other items. The speed of delivery was incredible, like in two days! I've perused the site a number of times in the past and hesitated. What a mistake! I love the basting thread for my embroidery, marking large or complicated patterns. It's perfect for gridding. Light, fluid, good contrast, and doesn't bleed. It is thin enough that with the type of coverage my work will create, I'm not even concerned about removing it, as I would be with the plastic grid thread.

  • 5
    Finally - basting thread that works

    Posted by Judith Rickard on Jun 12th 2016

    I have tried regular thread, silk thread, even dental floss (fail), and not been happy. This cotton basting thread beats all the others. It is easy to work with, stays put (doesn't slip out), and is easy to see and remove. Win!

  • 5
    Good value.

    Posted by RB on Feb 8th 2016

    This is a good, basic basting thread that sews and releases easily. I would prefer it on a spool, but cutting it in half, as one reviewer suggested, makes it manageable. I'd buy it again.

  • 5
    Great thread!

    Posted by Rebecca Silva on Jan 14th 2016

    So fantastic this thread is easy to use and provides great contrast to fabric! Excellent quality.

  • 5
    Liked it

    Posted by Paola Capocasa on Dec 24th 2015

    Liked it

  • 5
    Thanks for quick service!

    Posted by Karren Lore on Oct 18th 2015

    The thread arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Looking forward to using it soon. Thank you.