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Thread: Best Thread for Computer Sewing Machines

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    Super Member mhansen6's Avatar
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    I need some advice. I recently purchased a Pfaff Creative 4.0. I understand for the machine to work properly I have to buy really good quality thread. I need advise as to what thread you all use and what would be best for my machine.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Your dealer can give you some ideas. I use Mettler (that is what my Pfaff dealer sells) but I am sure there are many others out there. I saw some interesting looking thread at http://www.connectingthreads.com/Quilting.cfm that I wanted to look into.

    I really think your thread choice also will depend on application. I wouldn't use rayon or silk for piecing but it is pretty on embroidery, etc. But I'm far from expert at this. I hope you find an answer. I'll be following along looking for answers as well.

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    Different threads for different applications.
    My favorites:
    Presencia 3 ply 60 wt cotton for piecing;
    Isacord polyester for embroidery;
    Superior Threads Bottom Line 60wt poly for embroidery bobbins;
    Mettler Metrosene Plus for garments;
    Mettler Silk finish mercerized cotton 50wt for general sewing.

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    Presencia is really nice thread, absolutely no fraying or lint.

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    Aurifil, Aurifil, Aurifil.

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    I've discovered that my Janome does not like Coats and Clark but she loves Guterman.

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    Wow thats funny Because I always thought it was just me and my thread preference but my vikings both prefer Coats and clark or sulky and not Guterman I am glad it isnt just me

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    Never had an issue with Superior thread on any of my machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayelee
    Wow thats funny Because I always thought it was just me and my thread preference but my vikings both prefer Coats and clark or sulky and not Guterman I am glad it isnt just me
    That's funny. I took a class on my machine yesterday and the instructor said that Coats & Clark and Guterman are about the worst threads out there. I agreed with the Guterman. I had a black spool and it was producing so much lint. I threw it away at the end of the class.

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    I think you just need to experiement with different brands of threads to see which one your machine likes. I have a Pfaff 7570 and that baby will take anything.

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