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    Senior Member SandySews's Avatar
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    Quilting Thread...

    Ok Quilters......... What type and brand of thread do you prefer for FMQ??
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    superior thread #60 my machine loves it.

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    The polyester on a Cone from Connecting Threads (they have lots of colors) on the top and Bottom Line or So Fine from Superior Thread. If I use anything else I have to use a much larger needle.
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    LOL, you will get as many answers as there are quilters and you know what? There is NO universal answer. It entirely depends on preference and application.

    How much do you want the thread to show? Do you want it to play a prominent role or just add texture to your quilt?
    Do you do alot of detailed machine quilting like Diane Gaudinski and not want heavy build up? Then you should be using a very fine thread like silk, invisafil, bottom line or so fine

    Do you want the thread to be heavier and show more? Maybe be a little shiny and pop? Then perhaps an embroidery thread like Isacord, Filtec Glide or Superior Highlights would be the better choice.

    Maybe you are a purest and ONLY want cotton thread, YLI, Superior threads, connecting threads and filtec all make wonderful cotton threads for FMQ.

    Have a quilt where only a variegated will give you what you want? Turn to King Tut or Rainbows by Superior.

    My quilt needs bling!! Go wild with a metallic. Superior threads, YLI and Fil tec all have an offering in metallics.

    So you see, there is no universal type or brand for FMQ.

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    I've been purchasing the Essential Thread Sets from Connecting Threads.com. I find that they are quite reasonable and my Bernina seem to like them just fine.

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    I have been using a lot of Glide lately on my LA

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    Mostly I use Permacore or Omni, but I love what Feline Fanatic had to say! I was at Road to CA yesterday and got two cones of Magnifico. (Superior thread makes Magnifico, just FYI) Its got a great sheen to it, so I"m anxious to see how my Lucy likes it! (oh and I'm WORN OUT from the show! lol)
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    I use mostly Signature Thread. My machine loves it and the price is good. Have also used Glide and that too is great.

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    I mostly use coats and clark. My machines aren't fussy, and I get a good result. I have used Sulky and that's okay too, just for me harder to come by in person.

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