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Thread: Connecting Threads . . . I'm tempted to order some 50 wt for piecing. Yes/No/Maybe?

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    Senior Member patti p's Avatar
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    I have used CT thread and it works good For Free Motion, I have just resently purchased Auril and it is pricy but it looks like it will work just as fine.
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    I've been buying threads from connecting threads for a couple years now- have no complaints- great prices, good thread and a wonderful selection of colors
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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    I use Connecting Threads 70wt poly on the cone. It's strong and makes a great bobbin thread when piecing. The 50 wt 3 ply is thicker then I like for piecing but it does fine with a larger needle size in my Bernina, Janome, Brother and Singer. I don't use the 50wt 3 ply in the bobbin. Aurifil is a brand name of Italian Egyptian Mako cotton, another brand of the same thread is Genziana. I buy it at Tristan Italian Threads. I have dozens of different brands of thread and each one is better at some sewing then others. My preference out of every thread I have ever used is silk thread. No lint, ever, and it's very strong and thin.
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    Senior Member cindi's Avatar
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    I've used Connected Threads cotton thread exclusively for piecing for the past 4 years. Yes, it's a little linty, but I don't care. I've always cleaned my machine thoroughly between every quilt anyway. I buy the larger cones for piecing, and the price can't be beat. I save my thread money for pretty threads when I quilt the quilt! Give it a try, you'll really like it.

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    I use the Ct's polyester cone on my Viking Sapphire 830 for piecing and the FMQ everyone has said what I can say. I do love the Aurifil and I buy it over the internet from Tristian in Richmond BC Canada where I am from I buy the grab bags of beige and also splurged once and got the variegated - this threads goes a long way!
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    I didn't like it as was a heavier weight than my machine liked.

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    I'm one of the people that disliked it so much I actually traded it away for other stuff. Hated it actually.

    Too linty. I quilted perhaps 3 yards and my machine was covered in lint.
    It's a thicker 50wt thread than most of the others (Aurifil & Gutterman certainly), you'll need a larger needle.
    I found that it lacks "sheen" or "luster". It's dull and flat looking. Hold it up and compare to a similar color Aurifil and you'll see the difference. I think the dullness is from the fuzziness of the thread - which is present even before running it through your machine.

    BUT ... I suggest that YOU try it. Purchase a single spool in a color that you know you'll use and give it a try. Don't be like me ... I purchased 12 spools for a quilting project, used about 5 yards of one color and ditched it.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.


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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    I use Connecting Threads thread in my mechanical Berninas and it's fine. But I might not do so if I was running a fancy, expensive computerized machine, probably would go the Aurifil route then.

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    I have used CT threads in my older Pfaff, my Brother and on my Longarm. I have been pleased with it in all my machines and would recommend it.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    I found the Connecting Thread broke easily...perhaps I received a bad batch?

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