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Thread: Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Quilting Thread?

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    Junior Member Brynn's Avatar
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    Well, thanks to someone's glowing review of the customer service over at Connecting Threads I think I've found my new go-to for fabric and the like. My question though is how good is their thread? I'm in love with Gutterman thread, been using it exclusively since my first quilt, but good lord can it get expensive!

    Does anyone use it? How is it? Their prices seem extremely reasonable, and I might throw a thread collection on my graduation wishlist if you guys think it's good enough. :)

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    I love there thread. It's great!

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    I use it and I like it. It's good quality and it doesn't shred or fuzz up. In fact I should be receiving a good size order of thread from them today.

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    I have been using COnnecting Threads cotton for long arm quilting. Started it because of all the comments on here about people using it and liking it. I like it alot and it is economical. I also use Gutterman adn like it and buy it at JoAnn's whn on sale or use coupons. But my nearest JoAnn's is 45 minutes away. It's cheaper to pay for the shipping for Connecting Threads thread than it is to drive to JoAnn's.

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    Great! I'm sure my family will be happy to see something other than a Featherweight show up on my graduation present wishlist, even though that's more wishful thinking than anything else.

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    another :thumbup: for the thread, i use it in my midarm and love it

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    Well i have been using their thread for over a year and i like it (not than i know what the difference is, but i know it doesn't break on me...lol).Anyway congratulations on your graduations....wohooooo..
    Quote Originally Posted by Brynn
    Great! I'm sure my family will be happy to see something other than a Featherweight show up on my graduation present wishlist, even though that's more wishful thinking than anything else.

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    I guess I am odd man out here. I am not crazy about their thread, nor their poly for LAing. I am ecstatic that the one cone I bought of the poly for LAing is almost gone. The cotton I have also used in my LA but it makes a lot of lint in the bobbin case area. It does the job ok but there are too many other threads out there that I have discovered at comparable prices that I like much better.

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    I too love the connecting threads thread. It is all I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I guess I am odd man out here. I am not crazy about their thread, nor their poly for LAing. I am ecstatic that the one cone I bought of the poly for LAing is almost gone. The cotton I have also used in my LA but it makes a lot of lint in the bobbin case area. It does the job ok but there are too many other threads out there that I have discovered at comparable prices that I like much better.
    What kinds of thread do you prefer? I've been sort of an isolated quilter since I started, and I'm curious about what other folks prefer and use.

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    I like their thread, have had no issues with it. All thread has some lint or fuzz, no more than any others. I will add that I have a serger and was using Maxilock. I ran out of off-white when I was sewing on my regular machine and used the Maxilock. I found it as good if not the same as Connecting threads. I have been using it to piece and it truly amazed me how it has held up. Looked at it through a microscope, didn't see any difference, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I guess I am odd man out here. I am not crazy about their thread, nor their poly for LAing. I am ecstatic that the one cone I bought of the poly for LAing is almost gone. The cotton I have also used in my LA but it makes a lot of lint in the bobbin case area. It does the job ok but there are too many other threads out there that I have discovered at comparable prices that I like much better.
    What brands of thread are out there at comparable prices? I sure haven't seen them.

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    I really like it. I think the thread is great and the customer service is great.

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    Their thread is wonderful. I have a hard time using other brands after using the Connecting Threads brand. My machine loves it too. Not sure if this code still works, but free shipping through June 1 with the code: QUFRESH

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    I'm a big fan! :) It's a little bit lintier than Aurifil in my machines, but I dust out the bobbin area after every bobbin or two, anyway, so that doesn't make a whole lot of difference.

    It comes in so many gorgeous colors and it's beautifully matte and smooth in a quilt. I've never had any problems with thread breakage and it mixes with whatever bobbin thread I'm using without any trouble.

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    The QUFRESH free shipping code works, you enablers! ;) So for $2.49, you can inexpensively sample a spool of their thread. And you won't even have to start the car or get out of your pjs!

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    I have read all the great reviews on the QB for some time now. I am currently waiting anxiously on my porch for my first order from them to arrive.

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    Love, Love, Love their thread!!

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    I don't care for it. I can feel nubs on the thread with my fingers. It's not smooth and the lint created is double that of Gutterman or Aurifil. I bought one spool to try and I won't be buying it again.

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    I don't like the lint. I will not be buying any more when my current spool is gone. I only use it on the top and my bobbin area is packed with aqua lint.

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    Love their thread, but when I did FMQ with the red it linted terribly. I had to vacuum my machine 3 times while quilting. I did use a light blue thread that didn't seem to lint as much though.

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    Sorry, but have found their cotton thread to break way too often! I did like it at first...but not so much now.

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    I use their thread and love it have never had an issue on either one of my machines

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    I am almost out of the small neutrals I have and when I restock I will order the big spools. It works really well with my machine. I like it a lot.

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    I bought 3 of their selections that were on sale just before Christmas and I really, really love it. At 50% off it was a really good buy.

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