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    i use cone thread, signature, maxifil, quilting, i just buy the biggest cones i can find and then use them on serger, sewing machine, and quilting machine...the cost is one factor, the color availability is another... and the flexibility... I buy 3 shades of gray, black, and white in 4 cone lots for the serger, BUT everything else is in 2 color lots, just for the needles on the serger.... if i am sewing something that matters, the colors go on the 2 needle places, and the appropriate gray goes on the last 2 places... colors for the sewing machine, colors for the quilting machine, grays are for general sewing and quilting on the serger... ps........when i buy whites, i DO buy 2 whites, palest cream and palest ecru....that way when using 4 whites, one of them will be just right for the 'seam needle' that shows... i just move it to the right place and all the other whites are moved to accommodate it...

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    I like Madiera, gutterman and Threadart.coms thread. My machine seems to like it.
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    I like the essentials line. So far no breakage or raveling.
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    I like CT threads, Signature, also Mettler, King Tut, and Aurifil. I do not like Coats & Clark or Guttermann.
    Perhaps some trial and error to find some that work for you~
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    With those problems the first thing I'd do would be to try another kind. Sometimes a machine does not like particular types of thread.

    I just recently tried Aurifil. It seems pricey, but with it being so fine, you get a lot more mileage and it makes for such a nice finish on your work. I didn't think different thread could make such a difference. Now I know! And now I have a lot of other thread in my stash that I don't want to use, now that I've found Aurifil, though I will have to, to get it used up.
    I can ditto all of that!! I loved the Aurifil compared to most others that I had tried so much that I splurged and bought the color card!

    I still use some others: Gutterman, mettler (60wt in the bobbin is my fav), Superior King Tut, and a few others.

    I don't like C&C - had the same breakage problem combined with way too much lint build up. Hated Connecting Threads Essential line - had 10 spools and sold them I disliked it so much - the lint was incredible!!
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    I use Gutermann......Coats & Clarks is horrible as far as I am concerned. Poor quality and leaves lots of lint.
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