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Thread: Coats threads

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    Senior Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    I've never seem Coats threads in the UK till now, but one of my local department stores has started to stock them. I'd be interested to know what people think of them, ranges that are good or bad etc., for piecing, machine and hand quilting.

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    IMO, one of the lowest quality threads on the market. With so many better options, I buy other thread.

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    I've used Coats & Clark Dual Duty thread for YEARS with no complaints or problems (both piecing and quilting charity baaby quilts).

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    Coats and Clark is fine for me. Of course, none of my quilts will ever be heirloom blue ribbon quilts. Try it out on a small project and see what you think. Everyone has different ideas.

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    Senior Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    Which of their threads do you use, Lisa?

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    I have used Coats thread for quilting and had no problems.

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    I use whatever Wal-mart has that I like that day. Most of the seem to say "all purpose/dual duty" on them. I also use super cheap cones of thread. Maybe I'm just not far enough along in the quilting process to understand why some threads are better than others, but for me as long as my machine will sew it and I get the look I want, I use it.

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    I think for the price it is nice thread. My friends use it all the time exclusively for piecing and quilting. They use only the 100 percent cotton one none with polly. I use Auralfil but my machine is a thread snob.

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    The spool I bought of this stuff went into the trash. I had a lot of thread breaks with it, and when I pulled it off the spool to examine it, it was so slubby that I'm surprised it ran in my machine at all.

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    I have used the Dual Duty for all my quilting needs. When I hand quilt I get Coats and Clarks handquilting thread. It's in my price range and my sewing machine likes it just fine. My quilts are designed to wash often and drag around...No heirloom quilts at my house:)

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