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Old 12-11-2018, 01:55 PM
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Have any of you used the cone thread from Connecting threads. It's such a great price. Any opinions would be great.
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:24 PM
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I haven't used the polyester thread but I have used the cotton and I like it. The cotton thread does leave lint build up in your sewing machine. I only use the cotton for fmq.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:04 PM
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Their cotton thread is good quality but a bit on the thick side.
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I use it for all my piecing, and on my longarm. Love the stuff. Love the price.
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I've been using the Connecting Threads Cotton for FMQ and piecing, and am kind on the fence about it. On the one hand, it is a nice strong thread and I experience very little breakage. On the other hand, I have to completely remove the bobbin assembly and brush out the lint after every 1 or 2 bobbins full of thread, which is kind of a pain. Previously, I used Coats & Clark which wasn't quite as strong, but it wasn't as lint-y. Of the two, I prefer the Connecting threads because I'd rather have stronger thread, but I will probably try a different thread the next time I am running low to see if I can find something better.
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The Essential Pro on the cone is poly 70wt. It's thinner then the Essential cotton which is 50 wt 3 ply. Essential cotton is too thick for me for piecing and very linty. I don't use it anymore. The Pro isn't as smooth as some of the other brands but I have used it for fmq without a problem.
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I use CT cotton thread almost exclusively for piecing and long arm quilting. I really like it, and yes, it's linty, but that just means I clean out around the tension and bobbin regularly.
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Old 12-12-2018, 01:28 AM
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i have never understood all the comments about CT thread being linty.
i don't find it to leave any more shmutz than any of the other - waaaay more expensive - brands of thread.
in fact, it leaves a lot less than some of the pricier brands i've tried.
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I also am amazed at the comments about cotton thread being "linty". All cotton thread is linty because it is cotton. I know that I take the faceplate off of my machine and brush it out every two or three bobbins full of thread I use. Wow! I like CT thread just fine. I order it from time to time. I personally prefer three ply thread for piecing because of the strength in the seams.
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Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
i have never understood all the comments about CT thread being linty.
i don't find it to leave any more shmutz than any of the other - waaaay more expensive - brands of thread.
in fact, it leaves a lot less than some of the pricier brands i've tried.
i totally agree, some much more expensive ( name brand) threads create a lot more lint than the Connecting Threads brand. I’ve been using Connecting Threads threads for more than 10 years- Piecing and on my longarm
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