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Thread: Best thread for quilting

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    Senior Member Norene B's Avatar
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    Grrrrrr, I just hate the Star thread that is supposed to be for machine quilting. It breaks easily when sewing and if you pull it apart it frays. I need some help on the best thread to use. Thanks

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    Everyone has their favortie, and you can get many many different opinions. Superior Threads has some really good ones. I have one of those machines that really likes Swirls. I also got some on ebay quite awhile ago that I don't know the brand of, my machine really liked. What I recommend is that you get a spool of several different brands and try them.

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    I think "Star" is made by Coats and Clark. I avoid that brand because (in my opinion) it is cheap and doesn't hold up well. I use Superior thread for machine quilting. YLI is good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    I think "Star" is made by Coats and Clark. I avoid that brand because (in my opinion) it is cheap and doesn't hold up well. I use Superior thread for machine quilting. YLI is good too.
    Interesting. Yes, it is made by Coats and Clark and I absolutely love it. So do my machines.

    Goes to show, there is no one-size-fits-all in quilting. Phew, that's good too or this board might get boring. lol

    Hope you find one that works - have you tried Connecting Thread spools?

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    Superior threads makes wonderful threads for quilting, King Tut, So Fine, Bottom Line, all terrific.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    I think "Star" is made by Coats and Clark. I avoid that brand because (in my opinion) it is cheap and doesn't hold up well. I use Superior thread for machine quilting. YLI is good too.
    Interesting. Yes, it is made by Coats and Clark and I absolutely love it. So do my machines.

    Goes to show, there is no one-size-fits-all in quilting. Phew, that's good too or this board might get boring. lol

    Hope you find one that works - have you tried Connecting Thread spools?
    Concur 100%, isn't it interesting?
    I sew on a Bernina 1031 (1990s era) and an original 830 (1970s era as opposed to the $7000+ reincarnated/new 830!), and have no problems with thread or piecing. I always use a Schmetz Universal 80/12 or 75/11 needle for piecing, and store all my thread out of the sunlight and dust in a thread cabinet.

    Jan in VA

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    I love Mettler, YLI, King Tut, Sulky (cotton), and I do like Star. I absolutely hate Aurifil. I must have gotten old thread in both of the shops where I bought it. It has popped in both quilts I used it in. One of those is my avatar quilt. And that was after the first washing. I just won't risk it again. I get so tempted by all the pretty colors, but I will spend my money on something that hasn't burned me. Lots of people love it and have no problems. It just must hate me!

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    I love thread from Connecting Threads. This is just for machine quilting though.

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    I've stopped using Coats & Clark because of all the lint it leaves in my machines. I've recently switched to King Tut and Bottom Line by Superior. What a difference! I guess you get what you pay for :)

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    I noticed all the lint also with this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    I think "Star" is made by Coats and Clark. I avoid that brand because (in my opinion) it is cheap and doesn't hold up well. I use Superior thread for machine quilting. YLI is good too.
    Interesting. Yes, it is made by Coats and Clark and I absolutely love it. So do my machines.

    Goes to show, there is no one-size-fits-all in quilting. Phew, that's good too or this board might get boring. lol

    Hope you find one that works - have you tried Connecting Thread spools?
    You know, it could be a machine thing. Seriously. Maybe different machines handle different threads in different ways. Does that make sense? LOL!

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    Or it could just be the blue thread from Star. I had recently bought the blue and the pink. The fabric was a little bit different that I sewed these 2 colors on. But the thread when I pulled on it would break and fray. I don't think it was the machine. I think the thread was bad. My other color thread did fine and didn't break on the machine. I'll be checking them out, but think I will be using this thread for something else, lol.

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    I was using Coats & Clark but when I ran out of my navy blue and bought more I bought Mettler which is polyester. Most on this board swear by 100% cotton. I went with the Mettler because with the 1 fabric shop in town -- that's what they sell so it's readily available. If you get 100 different responses, you'll get 100 different opinions. I saw a post a while back that was very helpful to me and that was to look on the website for Superior Threads at their Education tab. There is a TON of information about thread there. I never knew there was sooo much to know about a spool of thread.

    http://www.superiorthreads.com/educa...FZZM5QodQ12NLA

    Hope this helps :)

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    I use Aurifil for both piecing and quilting (machine) and absolutely love it!

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    and i tried superior threads and hated them, paid big bucks for some yli quilting thread, it broke every 2 inches...
    i am loving the threads from connecting threads.
    but every machine has it's own mind, and some threads work for me and not for you, it really is a trial and error thing, try new threads when you come across them if they work, make note of it so you can buy it again, if it doesn't work, make note of that so you do not buy it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChubbyBunny
    I think "Star" is made by Coats and Clark. I avoid that brand because (in my opinion) it is cheap and doesn't hold up well. I use Superior thread for machine quilting. YLI is good too.

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