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    I was told by the Bernina dealer some time ago to not use Gutterman as it was trash and would not work well with Bernina.

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    I use Gutterman, Sulky, Isofil, Mettler, Coates, Dewhurst, (some of it old, inherited stuff), Signature, Superior threads, Wonderfil, etc etc. They all serve a purpose for different jobs. The only ones to avoid are the hand quilting threads which have a coating on them that interferes with tension discs and the el - cheapo threads that break all of the time.

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    I have a Janome machine and I only use gutermann cotton thread and have never had a problem with it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martha jo
    I was told by the Bernina dealer some time ago to not use Gutterman as it was trash and would not work well with Bernina.
    Isn't it funny? My Bernina dealer recommended Gutterman... :shock:

    Bottom line, use what your machine likes.

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    Some of the Gutterman thread is made in Germany and some of it (Hancock Fabrics) is made in Mexico. Check your spools to see where it is manufactured. The Gutterman made in Mexico is horrible, i.e., frays i the needle breaks, is full of lint) but the Gutterman made in Germany is of high quality and is great. Hancock Fabrics here in Oklahoma City carries the Gutterman made in Mexico and Jo-Ann Fabrics carries the Gutterman made in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewOK
    Some of the Gutterman thread is made in Germany and some of it (Hancock Fabrics) is made in Mexico. Check your spools to see where it is manufactured. The Gutterman made in Mexico is horrible, i.e., frays i the needle breaks, is full of lint) but the Gutterman made in Germany is of high quality and is great. Hancock Fabrics here in Oklahoma City carries the Gutterman made in Mexico and Jo-Ann Fabrics carries the Gutterman made in Germany.
    Good to know...just checked, all mine was made in Germany.

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    I have 2 Janomes and haven't had any problems with Gutterman. Is the clerk trying to get you to buy what they have?

    judee

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    I use Gutterman a lot, and even use the Coats and Clark on my Janome 6600, and find they both work just fine for me.

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    I have not had a hard time with guttermann thread although I mostly use coats & clark or just coats.

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    I use guttermann also without a problem. I get the large spool at 40% off with coupon.

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    I always use Gutterman on my Janome, which I buy in giant reels--black, off white and white--and use to sew everything. It gives me far less trouble than any other brand.

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    You might have just solved the clue. I use the Guttermann I buy at Joannes and that is the only fabric store around our area, since Walmart does not sell fabric here, fabric stroes are few and far between, We used to have a Hancock Fabric store, but they closed down and never reopened on on this side of town so you have to drive 30 minutes to get to one of them. Even some of the quilt stores have closed and they are far & betwenalso., but now that fall/winter is coming, quilt shows are happening and fabric comes right along with it,but so does the prices of the material an we all know they mark that stuff up.

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    Hi As far as I am concerned I will not use G anymore as it sheds fibres badly and it is not cheap It also breaks easily which it never used to. I use Isocord now as it is strong G It used to be good but not now Carmen

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    Neither one of my Janomes like the Gutterman thread, they prefer Aurafill or Mettler. My 2 Brothers really don't care for Gutterman either...

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    For piecing now all I use is Aurafill it goes such a long way and is a very nice thread, I just wish we had a dealer in the area

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    I have never had any issues with Gutterman.

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    I have a Husquvarna Viking and tried using Coats and Clark since we live 70 miles from a large town but my machine did not like it, had a problems. So ordered Gutermann online. Have never had a problem with it. It appears Coats and Clark has a coating on it that clogs up the works but Gutermann does not have.

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    I bought the Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0 machine and have so many problems with Guttermann thread. When I took my machine in for the umpteenth time over threading problems the dealer told me it was the thread and they don't recomend Guttermann. I buy all my Guttermann from JoAnns. Like many of you I've ended up running it off on bobbins when it doesn't seem to work on top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
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    I was also told not to use Gutterman by my dealership, as it "supposedly" has gone way down in quality. But, I still use it with no problems. It's not as good as other thread on the market but in a pinch I will buy it and use it. My favorite thread is still Aurifil. And I use that whenever possible.
    I remember my dealer told me if I was going to use Gutterman, to make sure it's the one made in Germany and NOT Mexico. He said there is a big difference in quality. I forgot to mention this in my last post. I've never had to search for it though because my Joann's only stocks the German one.

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    How do you know it's the ones from Germany? What stores sell the ones from Mexico?
    Look on the bottom of the spool. It says either Mexico or Germany. I don't know which stores stock the "Mexico" ones because I only buy mine when they are 40% off, or I have a coupon, at Joann's and as I said, they are from Germany. Someone, I think on this board, said it's ridiculous because the maker does the same quality of work, whether in Germany or Mexico. And he/she might be right, I don't know that either. But as long as it's so easy for me to get the Germany ones, I just go with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by martha jo
    I was told by the Bernina dealer some time ago to not use Gutterman as it was trash and would not work well with Bernina.
    I'm beginning to think that the dealers all have their own agenda when they hand out this kind of advice so assertively. They often contradict each other, too. :wink:

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    Five years only use Gutermann, never a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
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    I was also told not to use Gutterman by my dealership, as it "supposedly" has gone way down in quality. But, I still use it with no problems. It's not as good as other thread on the market but in a pinch I will buy it and use it. My favorite thread is still Aurifil. And I use that whenever possible.
    I remember my dealer told me if I was going to use Gutterman, to make sure it's the one made in Germany and NOT Mexico. He said there is a big difference in quality. I forgot to mention this in my last post. I've never had to search for it though because my Joann's only stocks the German one.

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    How do you know it's the ones from Germany? What stores sell the ones from Mexico?
    Look on the bottom of the spool. It says either Mexico or Germany. I don't know which stores stock the "Mexico" ones because I only buy mine when they are 40% off, or I have a coupon, at Joann's and as I said, they are from Germany. Someone, I think on this board, said it's ridiculous because the maker does the same quality of work, whether in Germany or Mexico. And he/she might be right, I don't know that either. But as long as it's so easy for me to get the Germany ones, I just go with them.
    All the Gutterman I have is from Joannes too. I don't know about the Mexico label though. I think all of them say made in Germany. I think legally a manufacturer can label the product if a certain percentage is made in the country. I'd like to hear if anyone has a Gutterman thread labeled made in Mexico.

    I'd also love to see a photo of one of these Mexican made spools too. :thumbup:

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    i have a brother and mine makes better stitches when i use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    I was also told not to use Gutterman by my dealership, as it "supposedly" has gone way down in quality. But, I still use it with no problems. It's not as good as other thread on the market but in a pinch I will buy it and use it. My favorite thread is still Aurifil. And I use that whenever possible.
    I remember my dealer told me if I was going to use Gutterman, to make sure it's the one made in Germany and NOT Mexico. He said there is a big difference in quality. I forgot to mention this in my last post. I've never had to search for it though because my Joann's only stocks the German one.

    :wink:
    How do you know it's the ones from Germany? What stores sell the ones from Mexico?
    Look on the bottom of the spool. It says either Mexico or Germany. I don't know which stores stock the "Mexico" ones because I only buy mine when they are 40% off, or I have a coupon, at Joann's and as I said, they are from Germany. Someone, I think on this board, said it's ridiculous because the maker does the same quality of work, whether in Germany or Mexico. And he/she might be right, I don't know that either. But as long as it's so easy for me to get the Germany ones, I just go with them.
    All the Gutterman I have is from Joannes too. I don't know about the Mexico label though. I think all of them say made in Germany. I think legally a manufacturer can label the product if a certain percentage is made in the country. I'd like to hear if anyone has a Gutterman thread labeled made in Mexico.

    I'd also love to see a photo of one of these Mexican made spools too. :thumbup:
    I HAVE actually seen Mexico on a spool of Gutermann's at a shop, but I can't remember where or when. I remember saying to myself, "Hmmm, here's that Mexican Gutermann's." :)

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    My Elna loves Gutermann for quilting. Other threads break. I sometimes use it for piecing and never have a problem with it there either.

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