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Thread: Essential Pro Thread

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    If any of you long-armers have used "Essential Pro Thread" from Connecting threads, please let me know your opinions. I just saw that they have 5,000 yd cones for like $5.99....but it's 100% polyester - 70/3...which I guess is 3 ply and 70 wt as opposed to 50 wt. Sounds like a good buy, but not if it doesn't work well. Thanks.

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    i've used it and it works well. its a thinner thread similar to bottom line thread so it works in both the top and the bobbin.

    the only downside i can say about the thread is the lack of color options they have either pale or dark zero vibrant.

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    i love the new machine quilting threads from connecting threads! i just finished a quilt with it and had very little lint, no breakage, the quilt turned out very nice.

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    I will be honest it lints really bad. I had just had my machine cleaned and cannot tell you how much lint I had. On the other hand I LOVE how it quilted and how it looked after I was done soooo. For the amount of time I spent dusting my baby it WAS SO WORTH IT!!! I did not break thread it sewed beautifully but linty it is worth the lint!!

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    Thanks for your responses. Always like to hear what otheres think about products I have not tried yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I will be honest it lints really bad. I had just had my machine cleaned and cannot tell you how much lint I had. On the other hand I LOVE how it quilted and how it looked after I was done soooo. For the amount of time I spent dusting my baby it WAS SO WORTH IT!!! I did not break thread it sewed beautifully but linty it is worth the lint!!
    are you speaking of their thread for longarm quilting because it has very little lint in my machine.

    i found with their cotton thread i couldn't even quilting one row of a quilt without having to remove tons of lint before i could continue.

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    Has anyone used Glide thread on their longarm? Is it similar to Essential Pro? I am working on a quilt where I wanted to use the Glide but had too many tension issues so went back to Permacore.

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    Yes, I'm looking at their Essential Pro Thread for longarm quilting. That's what I want to use it for, if I buy it. It's 100% polyester, 70/3....I think that's 70 wt & 3 ply. Has anyone had tension problems with this thread? My HQ is so "thread picky" and tension adjustments!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by misoop
    Yes, I'm looking at their Essential Pro Thread for longarm quilting. That's what I want to use it for, if I buy it. It's 100% polyester, 70/3....I think that's 70 wt & 3 ply. Has anyone had tension problems with this thread? My HQ is so "thread picky" and tension adjustments!!!
    my statement above refers to the Pro Longarm thread by Connecting Threads.

    i have had great success with it and zero tension problems but i'm also used to quilting with a very fine thread such as bottom line.

    i don't know about the lint comment from the person above thats why i made the comment to her asking for clarification.

    i have never had lint with the Pro Longarm thread but suffered from lint overload with their 100% cotton thread.

    i won't even use their cotton thread any longer for this reason for quilting or piecing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lvaughan
    Has anyone used Glide thread on their longarm? Is it similar to Essential Pro? I am working on a quilt where I wanted to use the Glide but had too many tension issues so went back to Permacore.
    i would say that Glide is very much like Essential Pro except Glide has a better color selection - that why i use Glide more the Essential Pro.

    if you've never tried Glide contact them and they will send you a sample along with some prewound bobbins.

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    I've posted this before but it will explain why some have a lint problem with cotton thread and some don't. If your machine has inside threading it will collect much more lent then a machine that has outside threading. Most older machines have outside threading with much more thread guides. The thread guides make a big difference in the lint build up too. The more guides the less lint. Sharon Schamber mentioned one time at a class that the LA in the shop needed more thread guides to eliminate the lint problem the user was having. Inside threading machines collect the lint and no way for you to clean it out so it will build up and cause problems especially in the hidden tension discs. I use only lint free thread for my Janome but my other machines are all outside threading with lots of thread guides. No lent problem at all, not even in the bobbin areas.

    I like Glide thread. I use it in my Brother PS1500. I use CT Essential threads and Pro threads with no problems. I use The Pro thread for bobbin thread. It's thin and strong. For my Janome I use the lint free poly thread.

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    So, for those of you that use Essential Pro Thread on your longarm machine, do you use it for your top thread or for your bobbin thread? One person said, you could use it in either or on both at the same time???? I am understanding this correctly?

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    i use it in both the bobbin and the top and at the same time unless i want a thicker thread in the top so the quilting thread shows then i just use it in the bobbin

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