I order from CT all the time. I love the clearance fabric prices for backings. The flannel is fantastic! So soft and has body. I use the cotton threads with no problems at all on my older machines. I use the big cone of the poly for piecing on my newer machine that has inside threading. No lint with the poly Essential Pro thread. It's thin and strong. Great for machine quilting too. Check out their blog website, lots of free Christmas projects and lots of great free patterns.