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Thread: Thread the good bad and ugly

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    community benefactor hlponyfarm's Avatar
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    When I took a sewing class at JoAnns the instructor told us NOT to buy cheap thread and told us the reasons why. She then went on to tell us that Coats was a good brand.

    Can you all discuss what brands you use and why and what brands to stay away from.
    I know why to use good thread but I do not know how to tell good thread from bad thread before I buy it.
    JoAnns has a sale on a whole cabinet of a 100 spools of Gutermann thread for 79.99 on there blackFriday deal.
    Is this a good thread?
    I just got a really nice Brother sewing machine and I hate toruin it with bad thread but I really need some thread for it.
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    Many on here really like that brand. Some machines can be picky, maybe buy an extra single spool too, so you can try it with your machine before opening up the cabinet :wink:

    I don't think the thread itself will "ruin" your machine, but it can cause stitching problems and lint build up :D:D:D

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    My machine does fine with Coats & Clark and just chokes on Gutermann. I tend to get lots of thread dust from all that I've tried except for Aurafil.

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    I spent $80.00 for an insider tour of your machine and thread was a short topic, but coats and clarks was NOT recommended. I do not like connecting threads, way to lintly for me. I prefer metter cotton silk finish or better yet Ariifil, search for deals on line. It is expensive but so thin it goes along way and very little lint.

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    Guterman and Janome generally do not do well. The thread is good but it is a bit springy and stiff. It seems the machine does not like it. I am a big fan of Aurafill and Mettler.

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    I like Guttermans. I don't like Coats and Clark. Personal preference. I don't think it's about ruining the machine, more about the project and how it flows together and stands up to wear and tear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Guterman and Janome generally do not do well. The thread is good but it is a bit springy and stiff. It seems the machine does not like it. I am a big fan of Aurafill and Mettler.
    Gutterman works great on my Janome, and I like the other two you mentioned as well.

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    I have a band new QS9000 and I use surger thread and it works great , but I use any thread that has a good price.
    I think that the pioneer women used one kind of thread and that was what they had available to them and there Quilts are still around to this day, they had no fancy named threads to worry with and so I figure if they could make due so can I .. :D

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    I have a brother and the Coats & Clark , Beta, as well as Mettler seem to run fine thru it..I've never tried the Guterman. I tend to see it higher priced... My brother machine does tight embroidery best with Polyester thread.

    If it is just redwork or loosely emberoidery rayon is ok.. but not if I am doing a tight embroidery piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Guterman and Janome generally do not do well. The thread is good but it is a bit springy and stiff. It seems the machine does not like it. I am a big fan of Aurafill and Mettler.
    Gutterman works great on my Janome, and I like the other two you mentioned as well.
    I used gutterman on my Janome also. On my older machine (MC3500) the connecting threads thread broke a lot. Not so much o the new machine so far.

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