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    I'm a newbie to quilting. what type of thread is highly recommended for sewing quilts? I just purchased a new maching and paid quite a bit for it and they say "Don't use cheap WalMart thread". We don't have a JoAnns or Hobby Lobby so I'll have to order it online. Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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    I use machine quilting thread by Coats and Clark...I even use their regular thread in the machine if I can't find the color I need under machine quilting...works just fine and I have a Husqvarna SE...

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    I like Aurifil 50wt for both piecing and quilting. Virtually no lint. A lot of people like King Tut for quilting (a 40wt thread) but it's about twice as expensive as Aurifil.

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    Tristanthreads.ca has got Aurifil on clearance now, fab prices, reasonable shipping. Candace from Elk Grove, CA of this board told us all about it in another thread about thread. I just ordered and LOVE the thread and the deal. Tell them Candace referred you, b/c I'm just passing her tip along. I use 50 wt to piece and I think experienced FMQ-ers use 12, 28, or 40 wt to quilt. I also hear folks praise Connecting Threads and Superior Threads. I like their Masterpiece for piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    Tristanthreads.ca has got Aurifil on clearance now, fab prices, reasonable shipping. Candace from Elk Grove, CA of this board told us all about it in another thread about thread. I just ordered and LOVE the thread and the deal. Tell them Candace referred you, b/c I'm just passing her tip along. I use 50 wt to piece and I think experienced FMQ-ers use 12, 28, or 40 wt to quilt. I also hear folks praise Connecting Threads and Superior Threads. I like their Masterpiece for piecing.
    thanks for the ref maria b. those are incredible prices. sure wish i had that winning lottery ticket now. lol

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    Superior Threads "Master Piece" for the piecing.

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    I use Aurifil for piecing and King Tut for my quilting. I love them both!

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    I like Superior Threads for quilting and Mettler 100% cotton silk finish for piecing. Enjoy the new machine!!

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    I love Connecting Threads thread. You can order online at connectingthreads.com. They have great prices on fabric also. I got their batiks for Christmas and it is very nice.

    Pat

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    Gutterman and Sulky. My Janome dealer told me not to use Coats & Clark. The thread weight is inconsistent and can ruin the tension.

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