COTTON THREAD for BINDING a RUG

GUTTERMAN 100% COTTON THREAD

There must be a better way to store  these spools . . .but for now I confess I have just thrown them together in this little  zippered bag . . .and put in my wool basket joining my ''SOME DAY'' projects to sort and organize.
I mention the  cotton and linen thread  as it is what I like to use . . PLEASE  know that there are many other rug hookers out there in ''Hooking'' land that have other preferences and thats fine but here  I am writing  what my choices are and how I enjoy the finishing part of a rug! .  .
After having repaired old rugs for many years I have become fussy . . I do not like to use polyester threads . . .
After my first quilt  -king size-sewn with polyester thread  . . .melted on ironing the finished quilt-every last stitched seam!!!(apparently I was not supposed to iron it  which seemed a ridiculous reason to me) . . . . . Poly threads  cut into the fibre also . . .I would never sew on a binding by machine!!!Eventually the edge will just fall off . . . .as I have witnessed in many old rugs finished this way . . . .
 THEREFORE . . . .
its  always 100% cotton  for me for quilts  and rugs  now!
I find that any thread with a name you can't pronounce is probably a good one! I use  Gutterman or Mettler silk Egyptian cotton . . .
LOOK  carefully at the COLOUR of the spool !!
READ the words . . all spools of thread have  information on them . . .. the  thickness . . .
#40 for machine sewing  . . .
#50 is probably best for  sewing on your binding . . .
Upholstery thread #50 on right in photo is shiny . . .its polyester . . .and it feels terrible  in the fingers . . .a good reason to HATE finishing if you use the poly threads!!
Gutterman HAND Quilting 100% cotton  thread is thicker and does well as a thread for sewing on the binding.
I could go on and on about thread but thats enough !
 . . .well . . .for today at least!