Originally Posted by NCPatrick
Thanks, I need to get out to some of those bigger places. I've established a sortof rapport with the local fabric store, so I may head out there today and talk to them about thread.
I went to the local fabric store to get my thread as well, which shall remain nameless, but their initials are Hancock Fabrics. They tried to sell me cotton Guterman's, saying that it will hold up on almost anything. I thanked them for their time and went on to Wally World. The little old lady who worked there said that the cotton wouldn't hold up in the long run outdoors (Which, from discussion here, I already knew) and that I should go with polyester or nylon upholstery thread. Of course, I went with the polyester. The end.