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    Here's another vote for Connecting Threads. Not only is it great quality for a lower price than poly/cotton from your big box stores but my fussy machine likes it. Also, I love the fact that it has a simple straight spool. The ones they try to make fancy with wide bases, narrow tops etc my fussy machine won't accept half the time because I can't reverse the way the spool rests. My old Singer plods through anything but not the other machine.

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    I use cotton thread. It does produce lint but I just clean the bobbin case area frequently. I think that because I am so used to working with cotton that I didn't like or wasn't used to the polyester thread; therefore I am just sticking with cotton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I'm pretty sure you can't speak for "most of us."

    I never use poly cotton. I use Aurifil and Prescencia for piecing. They're both low lint and thin threads. If you figure the actual cost of thread you might be surprised at just how much that "cheap" thread actually costs you. Divide the yardage by the price to get the true cost per yard.
    I apologize for the phrase "probably most of us...". I'm pretty sure I was being presumptious.

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    I use 100 cotton thread from Connecting Threads. Its is $2.49 for 1200yds and comes in a lot of great colors. Both my machines Singer and Brothers like it!!!! Also they have free shipping for orders over $50. I am sure you can find that much stuff you like besides thread. Also this thread seems to last a really long time!!!!!!!!!!!!That said I just used CC poly thread on some charity doll quilts that I just made and it also worked fine and I can not tell the difference except I used over a spool of thread at $4 that a lot of thread and money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I'm pretty sure you can't speak for "most of us."

    I never use poly cotton. I use Aurifil and Prescencia for piecing. They're both low lint and thin threads. If you figure the actual cost of thread you might be surprised at just how much that "cheap" thread actually costs you. Divide the yardage by the price to get the true cost per yard.
    Scissor Queen is so right about the actual cost of thread. I use Connecting Threads 50 wt cotton, Superior's So Fine & Bottom line in the large spools sizes and they are the most economically thread to buy IMO. I have no problem with lint build up because I clean my bobbin case at every bobbin change, my seams come out true, and never problems with them coming apart. They are a better BUY for the BUCK!!

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    I use cotton, poly and cotton/poly for piecing but try to use the same type throughout. And yes, it is expensive. That's why I hunt for estate sales that have sewing listed in the description. I've purchased huge bags of thread for $5 and it's rare that I've come across brittle thread that needs to be tossed out. As long as it doesn't show through, I use any color at all. I know that's probably a big old taboo, but it's thrifty. Interestingly, at a lot of estate sales, I've seen bits of thread wrapped around cardboard or whatever -- talk about thrifty! Those, sad to say, get tossed.
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    I use whatever I have. Even an "all purpose" thread is fine for piecing.
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    I use Presencia long staple Egyptian cotton thread (50 wt). I get it for $1.69/100 meters or $5.99/500 meters. Not too expensive, and it's really good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vlrigdon View Post
    almost as many choices in thread as fabric!! i have just started using Superior SO-FIne 50 wt poly for piecing, I love it. I have Superior Bottom Line, I LOVED using it to hand sew the binding - I like to use a doubled thread, and this just disappeared in the quilt. I like good threads, my machine does too - it doesn't like lint! I do my own machine and FMQ quilting, and am on the lookout for a bit thicker thread to use for that part. Ideas, anyone?
    I think the Superior Sew Fine comes in 30 and 40 weight also. I love the 50 wt also and use it for FMQ. But I also love Connecting Threads for piecing - it very reasonably priced and I find it to be low lint. I am not sure why some say it is too linty. I have never had a lint problem with it.
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    As long as it is good quality, I use anything.

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