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Thread: Why Are Connecting Threads' Prices So Low--Batiks, Threads--Is it Poor Quality?

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    I am wondering how their prices are so low? They have nice looking Batiks (at least in the web and catalog photos--haven't seen any in person) but they are almost $5 per yard cheaper than batiks at my LQS. Is this indicative of poor quality?

    I would like to buy some of the thread and some batiks and a quilt kit but don't want quality that is less than very good.

    What is your experience with Connecting Threads products??

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    While they are thinner than some of the ones by Hoffman, Timeless Treasures, etc., they are still nice quality. I've just started using them and am happy so far.

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    I like Connecting threads. I order from them all the time.

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    I order charm packs of the lines of fabric before I order yardage. Then I can judge the color and quality. I have never been disappointed by connecting threads

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    Love their thread!!! Theie kits are great too-lots of leftover fabric. Enjoy!

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    I love their products. The fabrics I have purchased are soft and consistent. And their thread is PHENOMENAL. Very little lint!
    And they have excellent clearance prices!

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    I have been very happy with their batiks and their thread. I didn't find the batiks any thinner than LQS fabric, and the thread is great.
    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy WI
    Love their thread!!! Theie kits are great too-lots of leftover fabric. Enjoy!
    Same here. I backed one of my quilts with their batiks and found it to be a very good quality. :-D

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    I am a batik snob and only buy the ones from the LQS. I decided to give theirs a chance and the only thing I do not like is they fray a little more and are not as thick waxy feeling as the LQS ones. I am going to use them in my GFG I am working on and would not hesitate to order for a project but if you are expecting them to be like the LQS they are not.

    Now their thread is great, my machine hums with it and it not anymore linty than the coats and clark or star brand from LQS. It feeds nicely through the needle for FMQ practice. I will be buying more when it goes on sale.

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    I buy their thread all the time. I ahven't tried the fabric only because many in my family are small business owners and over the years I have tried as long as possible to support local small businesses so I try to buy from LQS when I can.

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