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    I had (note, had) a Janome machine and it gave me nothing but trouble. I used Gutermann thread at the time and still do. Now I have a Bernina and it works fine Gutermann or no. I know a lot of people like their Janomes and I've only had one bare bones model, but I'd say it's a problem with the machine, not the thread.

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    Wait a moment, fellow quilters......all of my Gutermann thread says Made In Greece.

    I have no problem with any of my three Bernina's sewing with Gutermann, as long as I am piecing. When it comes to machine quilting or free motion quilting, I use The Bottom Line products. I have tried Coats-Clark and, while it leaves a great quilting track, it is quite messy to use. I have to vacuum the lint from spool area daily.

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    I didn't read all of the posts, but inow that it depends on the position of your spool holder on tha machine. If it is horizontal you are to use a thread wound horizontally (guterman), and if it is vertical, you should use a vertically wound (coats and clark)spool.It's how the machine draws in the thread that makes the difference.

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    I didn't know the reason why, but my Janome6500 doesn't like Gutterman either.

    It likes Superior, Connecting Threads and others.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Never had any problems with Gutermann on my Janome, but my Brother doesn't seem to like it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    Wait a moment, fellow quilters......all of my Gutermann thread says Made In Greece.
    So does mine!
    :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    Wait a moment, fellow quilters......all of my Gutermann thread says Made In Greece.

    I have no problem with any of my three Bernina's sewing with Gutermann, as long as I am piecing. When it comes to machine quilting or free motion quilting, I use The Bottom Line products. I have tried Coats-Clark and, while it leaves a great quilting track, it is quite messy to use. I have to vacuum the lint from spool area daily.
    That's a new one. it seems the Gutermann people shop around for the least expensive deal on manufacturing their thread.

    It also seems that our machines have different tastes when it comes to thread. Some have champagne tastes. Others settle for the beer taste. However Gutermann isn't a cheap thread, nor is it the most expensive. I'd say Aurifil is a more or less pricey thread. But since my machine seems to like Gutermann as well as Coats&Clark, I'll keep on using them. At the rate I use thread, what with quilting and sewing, I need to be a little thrifty where I can. I don't economize on the quality of my fabric though, unless I catch sales. We all have to shop around a little more than we used to, I think. ;-)

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    My Bernina has an allergy to Cloaks and Clark. It does ok with Guttermann but it really enjoys Mettler. Funny I posted about this a while back on my blog because I'd just spent the better part of a weekend cussing at my machine..then I cleaned it change the thread brand and all was peaceful again.

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    I tend to use Mettler or Sulky. I was told that Coats and Clarks was old school and did not work well with newer machines. I hadn't heard that about Gutterman, I've used some, no problems with either the Janome 11000 or the 7700.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmyBaby
    My Bernina has an allergy to Cloaks and Clark. It does ok with Guttermann but it really enjoys Mettler. Funny I posted about this a while back on my blog because I'd just spent the better part of a weekend cussing at my machine..then I cleaned it change the thread brand and all was peaceful again.
    As I said earlier, I use Guttermann all the time, but have on occasion used mettler. And, in a pinch have used C & C, and while the stitch isn't quite as nice, it has worked. But my go to is Guttermann. I guess it is all what our babies want (our machines ;) )

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    Wait a moment, fellow quilters......all of my Gutermann thread says Made In Greece.

    I have no problem with any of my three Bernina's sewing with Gutermann, as long as I am piecing. When it comes to machine quilting or free motion quilting, I use The Bottom Line products. I have tried Coats-Clark and, while it leaves a great quilting track, it is quite messy to use. I have to vacuum the lint from spool area daily.
    All my cotton ones say made in Greece and the polyester made in Germany. Don't believe I just spent nearly an hour checking them all, how on earth does one get any quilting in, glued to the laptop? :)

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    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.
    What I think is ... that we're all a great bunch of detectives. Give us enough time and we could solve the mysteries of the great pyramids or Stone Henge. Nevermind the Loch Ness monster or Jack the Ripper. Those would be a piece of cake.
    Scotland Yard needs us! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.
    But wait! Iforgot! What about Mexico???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.
    But wait! Iforgot! What about Mexico???
    LOL. My head is spinning.

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    I question this...guttermann thread is one of the better threads...What brand of thread does the LQS sell???I bet it is Mettler or one of the pricey ones...

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    It seems the Gutterman is springy and thick. I'lll take Aurafill or Metzler anytime over Gutterman. Ill even take cheap Walmart Coats and Clark over Gutterman. That is what is on most of my machines.

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    I am fast becomming a thread junkie! I use different threads for different projects. Auditioning a thread on a sample piece saves a lot of frustration. Note: If you can find "lingerie" thread, YLI, it is wonderful in the bobbin for Sulky Sliver. It has a little give and helps keep metalics from breaking. Am fond of Mettler silk finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
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    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.
    But wait! I forgot! What about Mexico???
    LOL. My head is spinning.
    OK, here's the latest bulletin from my Joann's! I went over there today to get my scissors sharpened, and while I was cooling my heels waiting, I checked out the threads with my Sherlock Holmes magnifying glass, while no one was looking of course. I found that the Coats & Clarks are all labeled "Made in Mexico!!" That's news to me. And half of the Gutermann's was labeled Germany, while the other half was labeled GREECE!!!
    THAT, also, is new. I asked an employee at Joann's what she knew about it and she looked at me as if I was crazy, which I'm beginning to think I am. She said she knew nothing at all about it and what difference did it make anyhow. At which point I slunk out of the store. So, that's it from this part of the country. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by All Thumbs
    How funny yellowsnow55. Yes, I too am spending way too much time here on the Board when Christmas presents are ready to be quilted and my charity fabrics waiting for cutting are stacked so high. But you may be on to something here. Cotton in Greece and polyester in Germany.
    But wait! I forgot! What about Mexico???

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    I usually Gutterman almost exclusively and I have never had problems and really like it. I have a Gem Janome and a Singer 5522 that I use it it.

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    Checked the Guttermann thread today in Dublin. Made in 3 different places. 1. Germany. 2. Greece. 3. Italy.

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    You are all doing such great detective work! Ya gotta admit that once we quilters are on the trail of a juicy piece of info, we are like bloodhounds on a the trail of a jackrabbit (or whatever it is that bloodhounds track :shock: ) ! Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    You are all doing such great detective work! Ya gotta admit that once we quilters are on the trail of a juicy piece of info, we are like bloodhounds on a the trail of a jackrabbit (or whatever it is that bloodhounds track :shock: ) ! Keep up the good work.
    I think they track blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    You are all doing such great detective work! Ya gotta admit that once we quilters are on the trail of a juicy piece of info, we are like bloodhounds on a the trail of a jackrabbit (or whatever it is that bloodhounds track :shock: ) ! Keep up the good work.
    I think they track blood.
    8-) :lol:

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