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Thread: Do you shop at Connecting Threads?

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    I have used their thread and fabrics. Loved both and also purchased books from them too.
    Have friends who use their fabrics all the time and are satisfied customers.

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    I have ordered from them several times and have always been satisfied with their products. Their fabrics are great; never had a bad piece and their threads are great too.l

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    happy with their batik's not so sure yet on the cottons

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    I don't have a LQS so I do occassionaly order from them. I have experienced a couple of problems with my order and they were always quick to solve the problem for me. I give them an A for customer service! Will most definitely continue to shop there when they have the fabrics or thread that I need. :-)
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    I've purchased fabric and thread from them and have never been disappointed. I just finished a queen quilt made with their Urban Odyssey line and it turned out very nicely. I used their thread to quilt it with no problems at all. They are a class act and I would guess that the "no middleman" is a reason why they can keep their prices down. They are definitely one of my favorites and I highly recommend them.
    BettyGee, quilter on a Rocky Mountain High

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    I used their threads and great price. Their fabrics have always been very good and can't beat the price. I've bought their patterns and they are very good and I also receive their catalogs. I really think they are great. Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by alberta quilter View Post
    I get the Connecting Threads catalogue and also their emails. They carry beautiful fabrics. I'm confused as to why their prices are so much lower than all other designer fabric. Is the cotton inferior? I have ordered and it seems to be good quality. Does anyone have insight on this? I'm also wondering if you have used their thread for machine quilting? Does it compare to well known brands? Thanks.
    I have read all nine pages and have not found any negative comments about the thread other than it is linty which I agree with. I love the thread too but it does not work on my newer Pfaff (2034). It sews just fine with my other two older machines. I also have trouble with C & C thread in it too. It will sew for a few inches and be fine but then messes up, like it might be the tension. I have adjusted, and adjusted the tension and it still does the same thing but if I put Gutermann or some other higher quality thread in it, it sews just fine, continuously. I have bought their fabric and thought it was very good, kind of a silky feel to it and you sure can't beat the price.

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    I have found their thread to be great in my Janome and Brother. Large selection of colors and the price cannot be beat. It is linty, but cleaning regularily solves that problem. The fabric quality cannot be beat and their sales are terrific. I also buy their samples, charm packs, layer cakes and jelly roles. Love the mirages fabrics.
    I have not had any customer service problems and order often from them.

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    Shop at Connecting Threads?

    I've seen their threads, and wouldn't use them --- too thick, even the "50 weight"
    I've seen their batiks, and wouldn't use them --- too thin, even thinner than regular quilt shop fabric.
    Several gals in my guild are wild about Connecting Threads merchandise, so I was tempted. When I saw what they had ordered I was glad I resisted. I'd rather have less fabric and use better quality.
    johans, Michigan's UP, Hiawatha National Forest West

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    I love the fabric from Connecting Threads. I have ordered several kits and they alway include more than enough fabric in the kit. I also use their threads and I love them, although they do have a ittle bit more lint than the rest. But the prices are wonderful. And it is not hard to order more than $50.00 to get free shipping.

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    i've been ordering from them for several years. i spread my money around. but their service is excelllent. they ship fast. and the orders are always correct. and the price is right.

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    Just got in one yard of batik to see the quality. I would order again.

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    Love all their products!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I placed a huge order of solids from them when I ordered 1/2 yards at $1.56 a half yard. I spent $56. It was a huge box of fabric. I said I wasn't going to buy online anymore, but I couldn't say no to an offer like that. When they have a sale, you can't turn away from it. They just had batting on sale and I bought a huge box of batting from them, also. It was pre-packaged high quality batting and close to nothing. Their sales are tremendous. I can't pass them by, even if I don't have much left in the bank. I spend my last dollar there.
    Sounds like you and I would get along quite well.. LOL
    Lisa

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    Well based on all the positive helpful comments received here I went ahead and ordered a bunch of thread. Thanks to everyone for your opinions!
    Lisa

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    I love their fabric and thread! There prices are lower because there's no middle-man. No stores...etc... I would buy their fabric over Joann's or Walmart any day of the week. Just MHO
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    I had order about 4 kits from them. I don't think that their fabric is not good. Their thread creates a lot of lint for me but I do use it but haven't order any in about 1 year. and yes I have use a spool or two that has not created any lint. Weird!
    Thought it was a good deal at the time and got a lot of it.
    Carolyn

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    I hadn't shopped at Connecting Threads since I first began quilting back in the 90's, but I got a gift certificate there today and went shopping. I found myself very frustrated with what looks like a primitive website -- I couldn't see large images of the fabrics, I couldn't get to my design wall after putting some stuff there, and when I put in my gift card and charge card to cover the balance it never let me see whether it all worked! To say nothing of how, every time I put something in my cart, it went back to the beginning of the selection, not to where I was in it all. Now I have to wait an hour to find out whether it used my gift card correctly. Not a big fan so far!

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    I have bought their thread, fabric and kits from them and been very pleased with everything. In their kits they give you more than enough fabric. The last two kits were for tablerunners and I had enough fabric to do two tablerunners with each kit.
    Pat M.

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    I have used their fabrics and I have had no problems with the sewing process, washing or drying. Don't know why their prices are lower, maybe they buy in bulk??? I have not used their machine quilting threads but an instructor I know has and she really likes them.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    I order from them quite often and I am very picky with my fabric. I have never had any issues of any kind.

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    I ordered some plain colored cotton yardage and it was excellent. The weight was right up there and no bleeding on the darks. Not too crazy about some of the prints but I did order a bunch of greens from a recent line and they were very nice. Cant beat the batting prices when they have a sale. Free shipping on 50.00. Good deal

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    I've been buying their threads for years, love the variety of colors and its good quality too. I've bought some of the fabrics and its nice too. I really like the batik fabrics too. I have quite a few of the regular size cotton spools and several of the cotton cones, all of my machines sew just fine with it.
    Sharon

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