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Thread: Bad thread?

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    I've heard about the quilt police..... but thread snobs??? Okay, there are some very expensive threads (that can also be bad from time to time) but to bad mouth C&C thread??? It was the go-to thread for so many years.... and I still use lots of it without a problem. I use all kinds of threads and find that if they are cotton, my machines like it....... if they are poly, my machines revolt! They don't read the labels.... they just sew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Hmmm. Your post sounds like you've been warned about C & C thread and then are surprised it's causing you problems. Hmmmm again.
    And what exactly is this warning about C C thread? I seemed to have missed that message. I use CC all the time and the only time I have had an issue is when there was a burr on the spool. I keep an emery board to smooth down any burrs.

    Please share the warning to enlighten us all.

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    There are not only quilt police and thread police but machine police. Really makes me laugh. I talked to a store owner that says they get batches of "bad" thread with all brands. If you have one, just throw it away. I use C C thread all the time and have had this problem but also the some with other brands.

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    I think it may be the machine that one is using. When I can't make things work right (have cleaned, rethreaded, redone everything!) and call my wonderful repairman, his first question is "What is your machine?" and his second question is "What thread are you using?" What works on a Baby Lock may not work on a Janome, etc. My machine will NOT let me use C&C, which is all my mother used on her Montgomery Ward machine for 30 years. My thread is expensive, but so is my peace of mind and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanna-up-north View Post
    I've heard about the quilt police..... but thread snobs??? Okay, there are some very expensive threads (that can also be bad from time to time) but to bad mouth C&C thread??? It was the go-to thread for so many years.... and I still use lots of it without a problem. I use all kinds of threads and find that if they are cotton, my machines like it....... if they are poly, my machines revolt! They don't read the labels.... they just sew.
    I grew up using C&C but that was when it was made in the US. It was smooth and quality thread. If you have old thread (really old, made in US), pull a few inches out and compare it to the newer thread. The new stuff is fuzzier and just not as nice. I still use it sometimes when the color is a great match, but I do prefer the smoother, higher quality threads. They don't leave as junk in my machines. Note that high cost do not always equal high quality. Look at the thread before you buy.

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    Yes do look for a burr on the spool, that seems to happen a lot lately....and sometimes the thread gets caught in the little slit that is cut into the spool for the tail end, so I try to find that end and put it down first so the thread does not get caught in it coming off the spool.....and yes sometimes its just bad all around....so it cost you a couple bucks, give it a toss and start over....and NEVER apologize for what you use, be it Coats Clark thread or Walmart fabric....it is the craft that this is all about, not the Quilt Police, that need to keep quiet.....
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    The quality of thread HAS declined. A lot of the new threads are fuzzier and a tad thinner in my opinion. I have spools of 30 year old Coats and Clark thread that are still good. But I always give thread the pull test before using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    Yes do look for a burr on the spool, that seems to happen a lot lately....and sometimes the thread gets caught in the little slit that is cut into the spool for the tail end, so I try to find that end and put it down first so the thread does not get caught in it coming off the spool.....and yes sometimes its just bad all around....so it cost you a couple bucks, give it a toss and start over....and NEVER apologize for what you use, be it Coats Clark thread or Walmart fabric....it is the craft that this is all about, not the Quilt Police, that need to keep quiet.....
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    I was having problems with embroidery threads breaking contantly, and I was told to put the thread in the freezer for at least 24 hours. Threads lose moisture and that's why mine were breaking. You might want to throw the spool in the freezer and when you let it defrost,give it a try, it might work. And there is nothing wrong with C&C threads. they are a reputable company. Don't let the thread snobs get you down. In my opinion, for the price of new sewing machines, I think the machines should sew with any brand of thread. It's funny, my Mom's old White FR treadle sewing machine never balked at any thread Mom used. I think some of the new machines are way too fussy.

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