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Thread: cotton thread

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    Member colleenzchaos's Avatar
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    Question cotton thread

    Have any of you used Essential Cotton thread from Connecting Threads? They are having an awesome sale. I am needing some odd colors to do some topstitching but I don't want to buy a bunch without hearing your thoughts on it.
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    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
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    LOVE it!!

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    peacefully colors my world.

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    Love it here too. My Brother machine runs so well with it
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    I use it a lot. I do clean out my bobbin case after about every 3rd bobbin though to get all the lint out. Not sure if it is from the thread, my fabric or just stuff floating in the air. (???cat hair???) I do love CT's colors and have never had a problem with any of their products.
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    I love it as well!! It use it almost exclusively and haven't had any trouble with it.
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    Definitely good thread.
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    I know I've read this in other posts but can't remember!! Is the cotton thread from there a fine thin thread. I have been trying to find a fine thin cotton thread because the Gutterman and Mettler I have is a really thick thread. It is working okay in my Brother machine but the Gutterman is definitely linty and my Singer 160 isn't fond of it.

    I have a lot of embroidery thread which is a 40wt poly but don't I need a different weight for piecing?

    Thanks for your help in jogging my "lazy" brain tonight!

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    It's all I use now! I LOVE it and it works well in my Brother, too. I just got their brochure and didn't see a sale on threads, still $2.49 for 1200 yards, which is a great price anyway, except when you buy a set, it's cheaper. The colors are fantastic and I love the fact they show coordinated colors with fabrics. BTW, I just received an order of several of the new Shimmering Frost fabrics by Jenni Calo, and I LOVE IT!! I have always loved the fabrics I buy from them.

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    Nanamoms, Aurifil 50wt 2-ply (orange spools) is a fine cotton thread that I love for piecing. It is very smooth and not linty. Great for accurate piecing, and I also love it for quilting on my domestic machine. It seems expensive, but actually a spool lasts a long time because there is more on the spool (and you don't have to change the bobbin as often, because a lot more thread fits on the bobbin). If you try a spool, I think you will be hooked.

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    Connecting thread is not fine or thin, but it lays beautifully on the fabric and the colors are wonderful. My Janome "smiles" when I quilt with it.

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