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Thread: Thread for Bernina's??

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    I was told not to use cheap thread in my Bernina's. The cheapest thread I've ever bought is by Coats & Clark. However, when it comes to quilting or sewing projects I use thread I've bought at quilt shops on the fatter spools that is 100% Cotton.

    I'd like to hear what other Bernina owners use and their experiences as I'm just starting with my recently purchased Bernina's and want to use what works best in my machines.

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    I was told to only use Mettler by my dealer (what they sell), but other owners have told me that Gutermann works fine, but is a bit more linty (is that a word?). I've used both with no problems. I've also used CT thread, but about 50 % of the spools I've tried to use have snapped and/or shredded, so I try to avoid it now.

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    Mettlers isn't as good as it was IMO, but I still have some I use. But I love, love Aurifil. My Bernina loves it too. I use Gutterman in a pinch even though my dealership says not to. I won't use Coats and Clark-I think it's the worst thread out there.

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    Where is a good place to order Aurifil from?

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    This thread has all the info. but Tristan Thread!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-44336-1.htm

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    Hi,
    I work at a quilt shop that sold Bernina's and we were told to only use Mettler. The shop has since closed and I have done research on the different threads. I teach out of my home now and hava all Bernina sewing machines. I use both Mettler and Gutermann in the machines. One think to remember if you use cotton thread to sew use it in the bobbin too. The Bernina does not like a different thread in the bobbin. Hope this helps.

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    Thanks so very much for your input and the link to the Italian thread site. The prices seem really great. You gals are just the best...............thanks everyone.
    Cheryl

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    This is an interesting post. I've never had a problem with any threads with my Bernina and I've used most mentioned here. I don't buy Coats & Clark anymore but use what I have left.
    I bought some from CT though but haven't used them yet.

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    I was using Mettler because that was what I was told to use when I bought my machine. I had a spool of Coats and Clark on it when I went back for my guide class after I bought the machine and was told it was not good for Nina (the shop's pet name for all Bernina sewing machines) to use that. So I bought Mettler--but it's expensive. I recently order Connecting Threads and Nina seems to like it just fine. Been working on 2 quilts today with no problems at all.

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    When I am quilting with YLI 100wt silk thread in the top, I use Mettler 60wt cotton in the bobbin. It is what Diane Gaudynski (my quilting hero) uses and it works great.

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