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Thread: Thread Question

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    Thread Question

    I'm new to quilting, and I'm wondering what types of thread people recommend for machine piecing and quilting. Also, what colors would you recommend starting out with? Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I like thread from connecting Threads and use alot of beige.

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    I love the thread from Connecting Threads, and I use all colors. If your just starting out, I would start with neutrals.

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    I use white, cream, gray. You might want to try a few brands and see what you like best. I like Mettler, Connecting threads and have used Coats and Clark for years. Like many things in quilting it is a personal choice
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    I use a lot of light light gray from Connecting Threads.
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    I generally use Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP without any problems. I tend to use white when I am piecing and will use a dark color if the fabrics are dark. I FMQ with just about any color that tickles my fancy and the fabric tells me it will play nicely with.
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    I use white and beige for most. Just easier

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    I use light grey for almost everything as it tends to blend in. Have used Mettler for years and years but recently purchased a spool of Aurifil to try. I purchased a spool of Presencia at the last quilt show I attended to try as it is definitely less expensive.

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    I use Aurifil both gray and beige. Used to get Presencia, but now prefer Aurifil.

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    I like Star cotton thread by Coats & Clark, but it is difficult to find. I do not see a problem with using threads you might have from general sewing, particularly starting out and if you have a lot. The important thing about any of the threads you use for piecing is that they are strong, not breaking, etc. Do not use rayon. I do use the large spools of serger thread and I do use a lot of beige threads.
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