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    I am one of those quilter's that will only use quilt shop quality and name brand fabric......(please nobody say anything bad) However....I do buy connecting threads fabric....to give away. It is a second run material. (second rate)but they have such reasonable prices and cute lines..you an hardly deny them....I LOVE their thread.

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    CT use to sell fabrics not manufactured to their specifications. I have some still in my stash and I can tell a big difference in quality from what they sell now. I buy a lot of their fabric lines in sampler packs and the kits I have from them are as good as any I buy from Fons and Porter, Keepsakes, or Fat Quarter Shop.

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    I bought some of their fabric last year and found it to be quite nice and thick, even thicker than some of the "name brand" fabrics I have. I have made my son a couple of pillowcases from the forest line they had a few months back and washed them and washed them and they still look great, no noticeable shrinkage and the print still looks fine( I line dry though, since I don't use my dryer). I guess the only way you are going to know what the fabric is like is if you take the plunge and buy some.

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    I've not used much of their fabric but have been happy with everything else I've ordered from them.

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    I AALSO HAVE BOUGHT MATERIAL AND FOUND IT TO BE HIGH QUALITY

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    As I mentioned before on a thread.I have bought their fabric in large quantity when they have it on 1/2 off sale..and I am very pleased with it. They have some very patterns to chose from for backings.

    I was not sorry and I will definitely buy again.

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    I HAVE HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THEM ,NOT EVERYBODY CAN AFFORD HIGH PRICED MAT. IF THEY WANT TO QUILT I SAY BUYH WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD BELEIVE ME IF YOU GIVE QUILTS AWAY NO ONE IS GOING TO ASK YOU WHAT YOU PAID OR WHERE FROM.

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    I agree with Mattee--their fabric is thin and hardly any color on the back, in fact, rather white-ish.

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    The fabric I bought from Connecting threads, the frost line, when it was on sale(because I'm cheap and well I saw it when it was on sale) was really decent fabric. It's silky smooth and heavy fabric. I haven't noticed any differance and in fact it may be thicker then the scraps I got from the Bernina store.

    Though to be honest, I haven't noticed a whole heck of a lot of difference in quilt shop fabric vs Joanns(gasp) or Hancocks. But I will have to say Connecting threads has some of the best quality that I've bought.

    The reason they are so cheap if you go and read them on their site, is that they cut out the middleman. They order directly from the mills instead of a another person who delivers it to the quilt shop.

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    i think thier kits are awesome and the fabric is quality. go ahead, you won't be sorry!
    if you can get a friend to order with you, you can get free shipping if you order $50.00!
    the new connecting threads mag came the other day, and the thread is back and the new fabrics look super!

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    I've been ordering from Connecting Threads for about a year and a half, and am very surprised at the comments that their fabrics are not good quality. ALL of the fabrics I have received are very, very nice. They don't feel like they are mostly sizing with a little fabric thrown in. I have to say that I've bought LQS fabric that didn't seem to match the quality of the fabric I ordered through Connecting Threads. I have also gotten to where I only use their Essential Threads.

    I think it may be that how each of us defines 'quality fabric' might have slightly different criteria, based on our past experiences and intentions for that fabric. There are no wrong answers.

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    I have gotten quite a bit of fabric from CT and I have found that it is really good fabric, I have made a couple of baby quilts out of them and they hold up really well. I have compared CT fabric with LQS fabric and couldn't tell the difference in them. I will continue to buy my fabric from CT, and if they make a mistake in your order they will fix it really quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    I've been ordering from Connecting Threads for about a year and a half, and am very surprised at the comments that their fabrics are not good quality. ALL of the fabrics I have received are very, very nice. They don't feel like they are mostly sizing with a little fabric thrown in. I have to say that I've bought LQS fabric that didn't seem to match the quality of the fabric I ordered through Connecting Threads. I have also gotten to where I only use their Essential Threads.

    I think it may be that how each of us defines 'quality fabric' might have slightly different criteria, based on our past experiences and intentions for that fabric. There are no wrong answers.
    I will also add, that their thread breaks less in my machine, then the other 100 percent cotton that I've used. The non Connecting threads cotton thread was purchased both at quilt shops and hancoks or Joanns. The thread at Connecting threads is value for your money, you would look at paying 15 or more at a store for the amount you get and it doesn't break as often.

    Right I need to go find some caffeine, I may or may not have made sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krob
    I agree with Mattee--their fabric is thin and hardly any color on the back, in fact, rather white-ish.
    I don't know when you bought there fabric but I am very satisfied with the high quality of their fabric and thread. It is not "name brand" because it is all made for them. I have never had a piece that I did not think was comparable to high end quilt shop fabric.

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    I have bought their kits...they give you way more than needed. I like their fabrics. On the charm packs , check the number os charms as their have way less than Moda

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    I love their kits, I have done 3 or 4 pattern was clear and concise and there was plenty of fabric. I have had problems with other kits where the fabric ran short.

    Sharon

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    I ordered several kits and didn't think the fabric was a good quality. I like their patterns and wish they offered more patterns instead of having to buy the whole kit.

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    I have no idea what type of quality fabric seems to be so much better then the CT fabric. I order fabric from Keepsakes, Missouri Star Quilting, Fat Quarter Shop, Hancock's of Paducah, Bali Batik, hand dyed fabric from designers, fabric at the AQS quilt museum, and have many fat quarters from national quilt show vendors. I know quality fabric and CT fabric is not poor quality. I will admit Liberty of London's best cotton fabric is better but it's better then all quilting fabric anyway.

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    Yes, yes and yes. Who can afford $10.00 a yd. I would rather purchase from Connecting Threads. I have yet to be disappointed, and am not quite so upset if I make an error.

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    One of the ladies in our guild orders their kits all the time. they are lovely. I use lots of their "essentials" thread for thread painting, When I want more shine in thread painting I use Marathon thread.

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    I've purchased a lot of their fabric and agree that it's typically not as nice as LQS lines, but it's decent. I wouldn't hesitate to use it, but it's not the same quality as a lot of my stash. I buy it if I like it and know it may be a bit thinner, but I think it holds up just fine.

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    I've never purchased fabric, but their threads are nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt3311
    One of the ladies in our guild orders their kits all the time. they are lovely. I use lots of their "essentials" thread for thread painting, When I want more shine in thread painting I use Marathon thread.
    the thread is back in, and it is supposed to be nicer...i just got thier new catalog

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    I have to give one more cooment on the good side of CT. Everything I have ordered from them has been great, fabric, thread and kits. Fast service and very helpful. I will definitely order from them again.

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    I have purchased lots of their thread, I love it. I have also ordered a few kits and books. No problems with quality or service. I often recommend them.

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