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Thread: Connecting Threads . . . I'm tempted to order some 50 wt for piecing. Yes/No/Maybe?

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    Connecting Threads . . . I'm tempted to order some 50 wt for piecing. Yes/No/Maybe?

    For the past few days I've been studying thread weights & needles (which is quite fascinating ! ! !). I've purchased some Aurifil, Gutermann, etc., to get started on the correct thread path. I'm tempted to order a few spools from CT because of their prices & it wouldn't break the bank replenshing my colors. Please share some thoughts. Thanks.
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    I have used Connecting Threads for piecing and quilting on my Janome and it worked fine. My favorite thread for piecing is Aurifil but it is pricey.

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    I've been using it for piecing and I really like it so far.

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    I have lots of it. I use it mainly for piecing and FMQ on my Elna 7300 and Singer 15-91. My HQ Sweet Sixteen does not like it, the thread weight is too light.
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    I love Connecting Threads thread! I use it almost exclusively now. It is very economical, but a very good product.

    Caroline, I also have an Elna 7300 - love it!!

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    I use Aurifil on my Janome. Works great and I buy it from Etsy.com. I will have to look on CT. I think it is really reasonable on Etsy.

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    Try it. Only you can decide. Personally, I only use it in my vintage machines that I service myself. I don't use it in my expensive, newer machines. I find it lumpy, bumpy, linty and generally not of good quality. It's cheap, but you get what you pay for IMO.

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    I use Precensia 50 wt. for my sewing on all my machines and it works perfectly. I bought Aurifil 50 wt. also. I love 50 wt. I've never used CT. I heard it was linty and don't need any more lint than I already have. But 50 wt. is awesome!
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    I value all of your input . . .Thanks.
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    i love my CT thread!
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    I have used CT thread and it works good For Free Motion, I have just resently purchased Auril and it is pricy but it looks like it will work just as fine.
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    I've been buying threads from connecting threads for a couple years now- have no complaints- great prices, good thread and a wonderful selection of colors
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    I use Connecting Threads 70wt poly on the cone. It's strong and makes a great bobbin thread when piecing. The 50 wt 3 ply is thicker then I like for piecing but it does fine with a larger needle size in my Bernina, Janome, Brother and Singer. I don't use the 50wt 3 ply in the bobbin. Aurifil is a brand name of Italian Egyptian Mako cotton, another brand of the same thread is Genziana. I buy it at Tristan Italian Threads. I have dozens of different brands of thread and each one is better at some sewing then others. My preference out of every thread I have ever used is silk thread. No lint, ever, and it's very strong and thin.
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    I've used Connected Threads cotton thread exclusively for piecing for the past 4 years. Yes, it's a little linty, but I don't care. I've always cleaned my machine thoroughly between every quilt anyway. I buy the larger cones for piecing, and the price can't be beat. I save my thread money for pretty threads when I quilt the quilt! Give it a try, you'll really like it.

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    I use the Ct's polyester cone on my Viking Sapphire 830 for piecing and the FMQ everyone has said what I can say. I do love the Aurifil and I buy it over the internet from Tristian in Richmond BC Canada where I am from I buy the grab bags of beige and also splurged once and got the variegated - this threads goes a long way!
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    I didn't like it as was a heavier weight than my machine liked.

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    I'm one of the people that disliked it so much I actually traded it away for other stuff. Hated it actually.

    Too linty. I quilted perhaps 3 yards and my machine was covered in lint.
    It's a thicker 50wt thread than most of the others (Aurifil & Gutterman certainly), you'll need a larger needle.
    I found that it lacks "sheen" or "luster". It's dull and flat looking. Hold it up and compare to a similar color Aurifil and you'll see the difference. I think the dullness is from the fuzziness of the thread - which is present even before running it through your machine.

    BUT ... I suggest that YOU try it. Purchase a single spool in a color that you know you'll use and give it a try. Don't be like me ... I purchased 12 spools for a quilting project, used about 5 yards of one color and ditched it.
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    I use Connecting Threads thread in my mechanical Berninas and it's fine. But I might not do so if I was running a fancy, expensive computerized machine, probably would go the Aurifil route then.

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    I have used CT threads in my older Pfaff, my Brother and on my Longarm. I have been pleased with it in all my machines and would recommend it.
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    I found the Connecting Thread broke easily...perhaps I received a bad batch?

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    I bought a cone of CT tread and have used it exclusively for piecing for 6 months, and I've pieced a lot. It looks like the cone is the same size as it was when I got it so it is going really far. I used to use Coats & Clarks and I was forever getting out a new spool as they seemed to go so quickly. I really like Connecting Threads for thread as well as fabric. Their fabric is nice and more reasonable than quilt shop fabrics.
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    CT thread is all I use. So far no problems.

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    I use Connecting thread for piecing only. I tried using it on my Avante but it broke way too much. It is a tad linty but I can live with that. I use Superior Bottom line thread in the bobbin, together they make a great pair for seam allowances. I have been using this combination for years, it works well for me, so I'll keep using it.

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    Since I already know I'm not likely to have my machine cleaned every year I use the lowest lint threads I can and still use cotton. I only use Aurifil and Prescencia for piecing. You can clean the bobbin area of your machine but the lint gets much deeper than that.

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    I use the cream color CT for piecing and love it. I use it in my vintage machines and my modern Janome. I don't find it any more linty than other threads I have used in the past. Maybe the colors are more linty, but I don't know since I don't use a lot of colored thread. I like Superior threads, but you can't beat CT for price!
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