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Thread: Thoughts on Connecting Threads??

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    Question Thoughts on Connecting Threads??

    For those of you who have purchased thread from Connecting Threads, what do you think about the quality? They advertise it as 50/3 double-mercerized extra-long staple cotton, but the price seems too good to be true. I'm very, very new to quilting and appreciate any information you can provide. Thanks!

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    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
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    I have used it and like it. For the kind of quilts I make it works well. (scrappy quilts mostly) It is a little linty but for the price I'm not complaining. I've been happy with the fabric I have gotten there as well. Order some and test it out.
    that's what I did.

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    Super Member Angel Bear's Avatar
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    It's the only thread I use for piecing and quilting.
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    CT is the only thread we us for piecing and quilting. It is linty, but we clean at every bobbin change and it has never caused a problem. We also love their fabric. We just received a fabric order from them. I think it was 48 yards, a Martelli rotary cutter, and some replacement blades for just over $200. Definitely place a small order and see what you think. We use the "natural" color thread 90% of the time, and they have a bunch of clearance fabric for $2.50/yard and up. Shipping is free if your order is over $50.

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    its linty, but the price is right and they have tons of colors !!! when they had a sale on thier thread hubby got me one of each color and quite a few neutrals..
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    Super Member Onebyone's Avatar
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    I like the Essential Pro cones the best. It's thin and strong.
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    Senior Member SharonTheriault's Avatar
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    I love their thread. Use it for everything. I don't seem to get the lint... or I just don't look. ;-)
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    Super Member Knitette's Avatar
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    I'm an Aurifil piecing girl and like Superior King Tut for quilting, but I've used it three times to quilt with now, two of them on a Gammill Long Arm.

    The first time on the LA it snapped several times, but on the second (different spool) it didn't break at all. I wouldn't go out of my way to get more (they don't ship to the UK) but I'm happy to use up what I have.

    It's far superior to the comparable thread from Thread Art which I didn't like at all. If you like it and it works well for you, then that's all that matters. Happy quilting
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    I've been using threads from connecting Threads for 3 or 4 years now- have been very happy with it. I use it for piecing often- use the Essential Pro for long arm quilting- the prices are great, free shipping at $50 (and I can always find that much product to purchase ) I also use Aurifil often which I buy frequently from Fabric.com and I use silk threads from YLI & Clover for hand piecing-- I generally pick up any invisible threads/specialty threads from Superior Threads.
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    My Voyager mid arm only like the Essential Pro - I purchase from them all the time. Love the thread.

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