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Old 09-23-2010, 06:34 PM
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They have just come out with their long arm thread. It's poly, 70 wt, 3-ply. Has anyone ordered any yet? The colors are nice, but I'm used to 30 wt cotton. I was considering ordering one to see how it would do, then wondered if anyone else had already ordered some. The price ($5.99) is sure good...if it works!

So far, I'm chicken, LOL!
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:44 PM
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I'm wondering about it, too. What I'd like to know is if it would be suitable for piecing and/or 'quilting' in the hoop.
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I will probably order 1 in white. If I don't care for it, I'll use it for bobbins or donate it.
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Do you think it would be good for hand quilting?
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I was taught to use cotton thread since we're using cotton fabrics. I'll have to ponder this since it's a poly.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:28 PM
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I ordered a cone of it. it's a great value. Poly is poly no matter who makes it and there are three types of poly: Spun, Filament, and Trilobal. I'm pretty sure the Pro thread is spun because of the matte finish. Superior's Poly Quilter is spun poly. I have been a big fan of Connecting Threads for years. They are steadily becoming a focal point in the quilting world. I've noticed the CT has started sponsoring a few well known quilters. Sponsoring is a sure fire way to get endorcement.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:35 AM
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I'm primarily concerned with long arm quilting. I've not tried Superior's Poly, but I did try some cheaper poly and it skipped stitches a lot. That's why I'm a bit afraid of it. However, I may go ahead and order a cone and see how it goes. You are right about the value. I'm sure it can be used in a domestic machine (don't know if it would be good for hand quilting), so if I order a neutral color I can always use it. BellaBoo, if you're going to use it on a long arm, let me know what you think about it. I'm always interested in a cheaper way to do things!
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I'm just thinking if you are used to 30wt which is a fairly heavy thread going to 70wt which is a very light weight thread, will have a pretty drastic change in the appearance of your quilting.

That is a lighter weight then So Fine (50wt) or bottom line (60wt)

I am sure a little of it will go a very long way but your quilting will also look different. Not as pronounced maybe.
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Old 09-24-2010, 12:15 PM
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Yes, I thought the weight might also be a problem. I use 60 wt 2 ply YLI for my piecing and most regular sewing thread is 50 wt. I really like King Tut and bottom line for my quilter, but King Tut is really expensive.
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king tut and most other quilting threads are 40 weight. some are 30. 70 weight is very very fine. i only use it for the hemming machine. btw, i never had any trouble with either poly or invisible, which i don't like. poly has a nice shine that i like.
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