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Thread: What brand of thread do you like?

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    My local quilt store is discontinuing Mettler threads and stocking Aurafil in neutral colors and Supior Masterpiece in colors. Actually, I have never really thought about threads before, just went with whatever they had. I am used to Mettler silk finish threads and they seemed just fine. Aurafil and Superior seem to break easier and they are only 2 ply. What do you think?

    Judy

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    For piecing I like neutral 100% cotton. Guttermann is what I'm using now only because I bought a lot on sale and it sews great. I also like the Sulky long staple cotton. I have found the Coats and Clark varigated thread is very good too. My next thread to try is the King Tut thread, everyone at my guild raves about it.

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    I, also, like the Gutterman, use only grey, beige and black on occasion.

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    Another vote for Gutterman, but will use whatever matches if I need a specific color, like for applique.

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    I have the King Tut and I like it got a selection of colors on ebay at a very good price had it in 4 days

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    I've always used coats and clark untill I got my embroidery machine. I usually use sulky in that, I did a quilt with #30 King Tut, it was very nice.
    kathy

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    Someone told me that thread goes bad. Is that true?? I mean, I guess I can see over many many years it would maybe go brittle, but she made it out like you don't want to keep it over a year. Just wondering, Thanks!!

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I found a site that sells thread cheaper than I can buy locally. It is still cheaper even after paying the $3 postage fee. I haven't tried it yet but will let you know when I do.

    http://www.redrockthreads.com/superior-thread/?gclid=CLKMn72m_4wCFQ4bYAodWGLu6w[url]

    I think I will try the King Tut threads for piecing. Even though it is 40 wt and 3 ply, it doesn't feel too thick to me.

    Judy

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    Ya,

    I just picked up a couple of King Tut's spools. I had planned on using them for quilting, not piecing. I'll letchall know what I think when I do. For piecing, I use Mettlier silky finish, I have done most of my quilting so far with Sulky. I do like the feel of 40 wt. for quilting, it gives a presence the lighter threads don't.

    tim in san jose

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    My local quilt store discontinued Mettler silk finish thread so I can't buy it locally. The King Tut seems to be as strong as Mettler but feels a bit thinner. They seem to sew about the same. In my opinion, the 2 ply threads are not strong enough for piecing; they break fairly easy when I pull on them, except, I did like the YLI 2 ply threads for piecing but they discontinued that thread too. They only carry Aurifil in neutral colors and Superior Masterpiece in cream.

    Judy

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