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    i have used coats and clark thread for many years and have never had a problem , i few times i have dome FMQ with it and my machine has no problem with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat
    I used to use them but the recent spools I bought have been terrible with lots of lint and breakage. So I switched to Connecting Threads thread.
    Me too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyKat
    I used to use them but the recent spools I bought have been terrible with lots of lint and breakage. So I switched to Connecting Threads thread.
    me too. and I have used coats for 45 or more years. but lately, it's been bad and I won't be buying anymore

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    I always use Coats, Star and Threadart thread, with no problem at all.

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    For garment sewing I've used Coats & Clarks for over 50 years with no problems. Not experienced enough with quilts to comment. I sew on Berninas without problems until lately. The current C&C dual duty threads are made in Mexico and are "polyester covered polyester." I first noticed it didn't have the sheen like the cotton covered polyester, and it's stiffer and doesn't look nice on the fabric. Recent problems are that the spool sometimes jumps and the thread will be wrapped around the spool holder, sometimes breaking, and I've had to unthread and turn the spool upside down. I think I want to switch to another brand but I sew for charity and lately the institution I sew for gave me about a dozen spools of C&C so I guess I'm stuck with it for awhile, unless Hancock's would let me exchange it for Gutterman. I have bought vintage thread on eBay but it's getting scarce.

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    I was told when I bought my Bernina that I shouldn't use C&C because it is too linty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpfrog
    I've used Coats and Clark for years as well. For many years, it was all one could buy!
    I use the cotton covered poly for regular sewing; the craft and machine type for my machine quilting; and the 100% cotton for hand quilting. There are also diff. thicknesses for top stitching and for buttons. You have to read the label !! Of course now JoAnn's only sells the 100% poly...it's okay too.

    There is only one color that I had problems with... and it's the perfect blending color called FAWN - a dull purple-ish, gray-ish, beige-ish...Anyway... it always
    frayed esp. when hand sewing my appliques. DARN!!! I loved that color!!!!

    The thread I recently bought at JoAnn's was 100% cotton, it was labeled with just "Coats" no Clark and was in a separate area from the Dual Duty threads- it was next to Gunterman's I think. Is Coats the same as C&C or is it a different company?

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    C&C has many different types of thread. Some are not to be used on a sewing machine. If the store does not have the chart posted what each spool number contains then you don't know what you are buying. The 100% cotton machine quilting thread on the large no show spool is thick thread, not for piecing at all. Hand quilting thread is not to be used on any machine, the glaze will build up on the tension disc. The thread on the small spools are different then the thread on the larger spools. Way to confusing for one thread display rack.

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    I have used Coats for years. Now that I have a new machine I am using Superior thread. Boy what a great thread. Coats is very linty, and clogs my machie. It just depends on you and your machine. I think you just need to try it and see if you and your machine like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandboundquilting
    I have used Coats for years. Now that I have a new machine I am using Superior thread. Boy what a great thread. Coats is very linty, and clogs my machie. It just depends on you and your machine. I think you just need to try it and see if you and your machine like it.
    The reason thread is linty is because it does contain cotton. The threads that are not linty are polyester. I can see this on my LA machine, as I have to clean out the throat every time I change a bobbin with the cotton thread, no matter what brand it is. I do not have the lint buildup with the poly thread. I can do an entire quilt before i clean out the throat area and there is not much to have to clean.

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