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Thread: Opinions on this thread...and fabric?

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    Member Mummy Quilts's Avatar
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    Question Opinions on this thread...and fabric?

    Has anyone ever ordered cotton thread or quilting fabric from ConnectingThreads?

    They have a sale on right now; just wondering everyone's experiences with their stuff.

    TIA!

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    I like their thread and fabric, some don't like the thread that they have, I would buy a small amount and try it out first to see if your machines like it. You shouldn't have any problem with their fabrics, they are very nice

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    I haven't had a problem with the thread or fabric. Great customer service. The cotton thread is 50wt 3 ply. A little thicker than I use to piece with but many like that size. I use it for machine quilting. The colors are very pretty. The poly cone thread is thin and great for bobbins and piecing and strong enough for machine quilting.
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    Cotton thread creates a lot of lint in my machine. Fabric is nice. Flannel is very soft!

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    I order my thread from CT and although it is a bit linty, I (and my machine) like it very much. Last time they had a sale, I stocked up on neutrals for piecing.
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    There have been many, many threads regarding Connecting Threads fabric and thread quality. I believe the majority of posts are positive responses, however, only you can decide if you like it and if it meets your standards.

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    It's best to try it to see if it works well for your machine. I find it to be a bit too linty and thick for mine. Here's a great review that might help. http://pinsandbobbins.blogspot.com/search/label/thread I like to work with Presencia.
    Last edited by Micha; 07-28-2012 at 08:58 PM.

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    I like their thread and fabric. I use the thread almost exclusively when piecing - love the neutral collection. I haven't bought fabric yardage, but I have ordered many kits from CT and have been pleased.. They have great sales so you can get kits for a great price.
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    i buy alot of thread from Connecting threads- i have a long-arm & cotton thread tends to break every couple inches-along with creating a ton of lint (& not just from connecting threads- any cotton thread) so
    for long-arm quilting polyester threads are more commonly used. i do use their cotton thread for piecing- they have a good selection of colors and the prices are good. i also purchase thread from Superior threads & Aurafil from Fabric.com.
    I've been buying from Connecting Threads for a couple years & have never been disappointed with any purchase.
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    I use their thread for machine quilting, as others have said it does make some lint but I just make sure to clean my machine more often. I also like their fabrics. Never had any problems.
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