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Thread: Connecting Threads

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeanieG
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl
    I just got my first order from CT and was initially very pleased. I bought an assortment of half-yard cuts, mostly the "Canning Day" line and some Civil War repros. A couple of the pieces were cut *exactly* 18", but several were cut much more generously, like 22"-- as though two different people were cutting my order. When I washed the fabrics, however, my opinion of them changed. They frayed much, much more than any other fabric I have washed. I got fray from between 1/4" to 3/8", and one blue print, seen on my hand in the photo below, frayed a full 1/2" on each cut end! That was one of the pieces that was cut to exactly 18", and it now measures 16.75" between the frays. Because of the other pieces that were cut more generously, I will not complain.

    I found the fabric quality a little coarse. I'm not sure if they intended that for the reproduction prints I ordered, as it does make them look more like real feed sack fabric.

    Overall, I'm not sure I will order from CT again.
    I always serge my fabric if I'm going to wash it. It prevents any fraying, and only takes a few minutes.
    I don't have a serger, but I do have an overcast stitch on my Pfaff that works well on raw edges...I use it on denim patches that I use to repair blown-out knees on little boys' jeans! :)

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    Love, Love, Love Connecting Threads! Got a new order over the weekend with fabric and the bright thread set of 15 colors and can't wait to try them.

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    JoJo47 - I also use the overcast a lot on my Pfaff - sometimes I don't feel like threading 4 spools on the serger and I think the Pfaff does a good job and I tend to pay more attention to color blending my overcast.
    Marysewfun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marysewfun
    JoJo47 - I also use the overcast a lot on my Pfaff - sometimes I don't feel like threading 4 spools on the serger and I think the Pfaff does a good job and I tend to pay more attention to color blending my overcast.
    Marysewfun
    I do the same, Mary!

  5. #80
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    Love CT. Their kits and fabric are just great. Next I will try their threads.

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    And it's advertised as "Made in America". That sold me right there!

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