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    Change in Connecting Threads Thread

    Has anyone noticed a change in Connecting Threads Thread? The last couple of spools received had knots, spurs and created much more lint in my machines both while piecing and machine quilting. This problem has developed in the last 6 mos. Several ladies in my quilting group have had the same problem and, combined, we buy a lot of thread from them. I was wondering if they have changed their supplier for the egyptian cotton thread? Can anyone recommend an alternative retailer on-line to buy exemplary thread at the same price?

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    I just used it for a quilt and noticed that it seemed to break easier. Not a good thing.

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    Have you contacted Connecting Threads? They may have gotten a bad batch, or they might not even know about it yet. They have excellent customer service - I'd contact them first to see if they're willing to replace it.

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    Call them, they will replace it. I bought several spools and had one bad one. When I called they told me they had had some problems and were very nice about sending me a replacement spool. Mayme

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    Just jotted off a note to Connecting Threads. Will wait to see how they respond.

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    oh my goodness, i just started using them as my thread supplier. of course, i've already bought lots of it.

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    They have a sale right now. $1.74 a spool. I love their thread and is thinking of buying some. Never had issues so it may be a batch or too. They do have excellent service and will replace it. I would do that first before going somewhere else.
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    i've not had any problems with my connecting threads thread- so far- sometimes it is possible to get a bad batch- i've bought expensive ($18 a cone) thread at quilt shows just to find it broke every couple inches & was not usable---contact them- they will make it right-
    i've been using their threads for a couple years now & have been very happy (although- i do not use the egyptian cotton threads- i've never had any luck with them-regardless of source)
    if you want to see what other companies have to offer you could visit Superior Threads or Atlanta Thread Company- both have large selections & are good resources to have- i will still buy most of my threads from Connecting threads but i do at times get something from one of the others....Superior threads has a great selection of Verigated Threads-which i love
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    I like the colors of the single spools but I started buying the Essential Pro 100% poly size 70/3. It's lint free and great for piecing and for bobbin. It's a great value.
    I noticed the cotton spools are listed as long staple cotton not Egyptian cotton. I think it use to be listed as Egyptian. This may be the reason for the change in performance. I would rather CT charge more and have the better quality thread. It's my one stop quilt shop!
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    I have a lot of their Essential sets of colors which are mfg in India. But the last large spools of black Essential Pro polyester are made in China. So far I have not noticed any problems but will be aware if your problem.
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    I've noticed the last couple of years it is very, very linty, so I switched to Aurifil.

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    I've had problems with their thread purchased last year. Knots, lint, breaking, etc. I love their color selection but have decided to quit using their thread in my Bernina, which is more sensitive to lint build-up. I'm now using only Aurifil or Superior.

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    I get the lint and seems to be weaker patches in a spool of CT thread once in a while. I just deal with it, I have bunches and bunches of their threads and will have to use it up.
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    did you check your needle? it is not always the thread that is the issue, but a BUR in the needle..

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    Geez, Louise, I have my catalog out here and am deciding which colors to get. I have already bought "Homestead" and 12 spools of natural in the past year. I was thinking about getting some more colors just to add to my collection. I have not had any trouble whatsoever and I use the natural when I sew my blocks together. I thought I would get different colors for the binding. I think one more set should pretty well do it for the rest of my life. Also, I noticed the sets are $21.90 for ten, but you can buy from the thread sale at $1.74 a spool! So I think I will pick out 10 spools from there. I thought I remembered that it said "Egyptian thread". I don't see it in this book, but it sure looks like the same stuff and the thread that I bought the last two times look the same.

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    I have never noticed any knots but it is really linty....I just make sure I clean the quilting machine after every use, other wise I like it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljfox View Post
    I just used it for a quilt and noticed that it seemed to break easier. Not a good thing.
    I just finished a wall hanging for my daughters wedding and found that the thread frayed and broke much easier than other threads I have used.....
    I'm not happy with it and will probably not buy any more.

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    I have some. It is linty but strong enough. I use it. They might be changing suppliers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gailinva View Post
    I've noticed the last couple of years it is very, very linty, so I switched to Aurifil.
    Where do you buy the Aurifil? I want to try it....

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    Have you let Connecting Threads know of this problem with the thread? Maybe they have a new supplier and need to know that there is a problem. I would get in touch with them and let them know you are disappointed in the thread lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morag View Post
    Where do you buy the Aurifil? I want to try it....
    Try your local LQS. For an online source: http://jhittlesewing.funoverload.com...ls/page_1.html. I know there are other sites as well.

    As far as it goes, Egyptian cotton is a long staple and is the sturdiest (apparently it's extra long staple), but there are other long staple cottons (ong-staple cotton is any cotton with fibers from 1 1/8" to 2 1/2" long - found on the web), so Egyptian and long staple are not one and the same.

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    I have some old and some new Connecting Thread's thread. The old works much better than the new.

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    I had a bad spool of the eggplant color recently. It was like the thread was cut about every 18 inches but it was still wound on the spool, if that makes any sense. I thought my machine was coming unthreaded until I took a good look at the spool. I emailed them and they replaced the spool without any problem. Silly thing is that the replacement spool came in a big box with tons of packaging . . . for just one spool of thread.

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    If you have a leftover toy microscope from your kids, look at thread under it. You will be surprised how all of it looks like hairy barb wire. You can really see the best thread and why it's the best.
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    Yes its bad messed up my machine with lint bad I had to take in for a cleaning! I gave all I had to a friend!

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