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Thread: Threads - Robinson Anton vs Guterman (and others)

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    Threads - Robinson Anton vs Guterman (and others)

    Hi all,
    For several years I have used Gutermann threads with no problems to my primary machines (electric and treadles). Recently I came into possession of some new 50wt cotton Robinson Anton threads but haven't yet tried them out.

    My question is - what thread do you use for your machine sewing & piecing, and why?

    I should add the reason I use Gutermann is because this is what my LQS carries and there was no other option.

    TIA for your input.

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    I use whatever to sew. Have used gutterman, mettler, coats and clarks, superior, connecting threads, sulky, signature and my machine doesn't care. The only one I didn't care for was signature poly quilting thread. Your not obligated to stick with one brand unless you machine is finicky. RA is a good brand so I've heard
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    I use everything and anything even the cheapest thread just tried it for the heck of it and worked just fine. The only thing I do is clean or vacuum the bobbin area frequently not to pile any lint and to keep my machine happy and
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    I only use Gutermann because that it is one that machine seems to "like". Other brands I have trouble with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I use whatever to sew. Have used gutterman, mettler, coats and clarks, superior, connecting threads, sulky, signature and my machine doesn't care. The only one I didn't care for was signature poly quilting thread. Your not obligated to stick with one brand unless you machine is finicky. RA is a good brand so I've heard
    I love the Signature Poly Quilting Thread . Just have to clean the bobbin area more often. Funny isn''t it what works for us.

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    I use Aurifil 50wt cotton as a top thread usually and Bottom Line always in the bobbin.

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    I use both Gutterman and Robson-Anton. However I have used many other kinds and my machine really doesn't care what I use.

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    I generally use Aurifill as my bobbin. I'll use Aurifill, Mettler or Presencia as my top thread most of the time. I use Sulky for embroidery although once in a while I'll use something else because I want a different color or shine. I really like Aurifill as my bobbin though because it doesn't produce nearly as much lint in my bobbin case.

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    there are so many great threads on the market===i do not restrict myself to one particular (brand/type) i use many different threads- what works for each particular project- i use Gutterman the least- when i first purchased my sewing/embroidery machine i spent a couple hundred $$ on a whole display set of gutterman threads- when i finally started running out of them i never replaced any of them- found there were so many different ones that i felt were much better- easier to work with-did a better job. it is probably my least favorite thread. I like aurafil threads, YLI i use alot of , silk threads (from clover & YLI) machine quilting threads from connecting threads, threads from Superior Threads, sulky threads...i know if i went into my sewing/quilting rooms & looked there are probably at least another half dozen or more types/brands.
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    I prefer Superior Threads "Masterpiece" thread for piecing. It's 100% cotton but not linty. It's 50 wt thread so it does not add bulk to the seam and IMHO gives me a better result?
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