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Thread: "Excuse Me!" ...............

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    "Excuse Me!" ...............

    .................... or "Thread Follies".

    My wife was sewing some handles for her shopping bags she's making yesterday on her Bernina 930 using burgundy Coats & Clark's machine quilting thread when I hear her exclaim: "Excuse Me!". I came over to see what was up and she showed me this:

    Right in the middle of the spool of thread was a splice. I got a laugh out of it, but my wife didn't appreciate it. She had to re-thread the machine and then restart. She was .... um annoyed.

    Joe

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    wow. Even my cheap cheap thread I've never come across that before!

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    That is most frustrating! Luckily I haven't seen it either, but not totally surprised by it. Is she going to write to the manufacturer?

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    can you write in chinese ??

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    親愛的大衣和Clarks,線程吮吸像胡佛。



    How's that?

    Joe

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    I'm not surprise, actually. Coats and Clark has gone waaaaay down in quality and reputation over the years:< I won't use it.

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    The last time I sewed with Coats and Clark on my '70s Bernina Record 830, it made a mess. In other words, my vintage Bernina did not like it at all! I won't buy it anymore. Mine was purchased at JoAnn's and it said made in Mexico.

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    wow...that is crazy...I have heard that C&C and the connecting threads thread is really bad about splicing, but have not seen it before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    wow. Even my cheap cheap thread I've never come across that before!
    Coats & Clark IS "cheap cheap thread" now. Unfortunately, their quality has diminished from what it was years ago.

    And, I've seen splices in it before. Will never buy it again. I now use the many spools I have left for basting quilt sandwiches, and zig-zagging raw edges of new fabric when I'm preparing to wash it.

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    Had it happen to me also. I've also seen fabric sewn together in the middle of the bolt.

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