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Thread: Coats threads

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    Super Member annesthreads's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzarksGma
    Quote Originally Posted by libber
    I switched to higher quality, Coats has 'dumbed-down' their quality so they can compete at Wal-Mart.
    If you look at the numbered ends of the spool, you will see that what Wal-Mart carries is a different number than the quilt shops (like me) carry.
    This is interesting. Is there any way for the non-expert to crack the number code? The department store in the UK that's stocking these threads is known for the quality of everything it sells, so I'd be surprised if they settled for the cheaper "Walmart" version, but it'd be good to know.

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    My first machine [Viking Lilly} sewed well with them. My current machine [Viking saphire] breaks this thread all the time. I would try it sparingly and see how it works with your machine

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    I seem to have problems with it. I prefer other threads. I had to have one of my machines worked on and the guy said that I need to use a better thread. I was using Coats.

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    I have 3 Janome machines, none of them get along with Coats.

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    I purchased quite a bit of C&C thread in the last 2 years. Many of them broke easily. Especially the C&C Machine Quilting and most of their Star line. Very disappointing. Especially since I bring them overseas for other quilters. There are 4 spools I have to throw away. From what I have read, I will be going to Connecting Threads in the future.

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    WalMart C&C is not the better quality of their threads. I think it's silly to have a lower quality with the name brand on it same as the best quality. If you'll notice the C&C spools are different according to the quality of the thread.

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    I use Connecting Threads 100% Cotton thread they sell all the time and really like it! I used to use Star thread, but changed to Connecting Threads after a friend gave me a spool and am a complete believer in it! Don't know much about Coats and Clark, but used to use it when I sewed my own clothes and doll clothes many, many years ago. And its more in my price range!

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    my machine hates it

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    WalMart C&C is not the better quality of their threads. I think it's silly to have a lower quality with the name brand on it same as the best quality. If you'll notice the C&C spools are different according to the quality of the thread.
    I've nowhere to make the comparison in the UK - how do the spools differ?

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