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    Hello, what are the favorite threads for piecing and machine quilting. There's so many out there.
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    I like aurifil for piecing,superior for quilting, and aurifil for hand appliqué. Mettlesome doesn't play nice with me.
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    Aurifil for piecing and Signature for quilting.

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    Aurofil for piecing, Metlar for hand quilting. Will be trying a cotton thread from Superior for hand quilting soon.

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    right now i am using masterpiece 3 ply superior for piecing and superior thread for quilting
    and just order some superior thread for serger.

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    I use Coats and Clark, Sulky,Star,Robinson-Anton. Try different brands, don't be afraid to branch out. There are so many different thread manufactures available today, it would be a shame to only use only one brand.

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    ok this is a really dumb question. I have cotton thread, I have cotton poly thread I have poly thread. Can I switch streams midstream? I have 100 spools of all of the above not large spools. can I use one to make a block and two to quilt the quilt? will it screw things up? its THREAD.. but when washed i worry. and no one seems able to answer this for me..


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    Here goes another newbie question. Why do you use one type to piece with and another to quilt with? And, are we talking quilting as on a LA or on a DSM? Just needing to clarify this in my little brain. OOPS, that's more than one question.
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    Thread is thread is thread. Asking about the best thread is like asking about the best machine. You will be confused about all the different answers. Someone soon will be along to confuse you further about what weight of thread to use.

    For the last two questioners:
    1. I have mixed threads on quilts many times ( cotton and poly and cotton-poly)and nothing happened. For piecing I use up all the odds and ends I have laying around or good old Coats and Clark..
    2. For quilting I find the best color match and shine level I want regardless of brand. (Or cotton or poly or ctton-poly.)

    None of my machines - two Pfaffs, a Viking, a Kenmore, and a Featherweight - care a wit about what thread is going through them.

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    I have to buy mainly what my budget can afford. I used to buy Coats and Clark when Walmart sold it. Then I found the cotton thread at Connecting Threads. I bought a lot when it was on sale and loved it! My Janome seems to like it and sews great with it. At less than $2 for a spool with 1000 yards, it fits my budget to a T!!
    Sherri

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