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Thread: Gutterman's Hand Quilting Thread???

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    I use Gutterman for all my general sewing and love it. I also use their silk thread for my applique work and it i great. I don't hand quilt so don't know about it but I would trust it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    My machine service man told me to look on the spool and make sure it says "Made in Germany" not "Made in Mexico."
    I will have to watch for this!! I love Gutterman's thread.
    I use only this brand for piecing and also use the Hand Quilting thread.
    You have me curious about the Made in Mexico.. Any idea what stores sell that product vs. the Made in Germany product?
    He just said that he's noticed more lint build up with the machines of quilters who buy the made in Mexico one. I do know that he has a real thing about lint in machines. I try hard to go by what he tells me because he's been servicing the sewing machines of my guild buddies for over 25 years now. And I've never heard a complaint about him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lots2do
    Hi hand quilters,
    Has anyone used this? If so, did you like it? I saw it at a LQS and later at Joann's. One of the greens is a perfect match for a project I have in mind for the fall but wasn't sure if anyone else had used it.
    When I checked it for the color match, it seemed thinner than the Coat's and Clark thread I used years ago. Less stiff, as well.
    Thanks in advance,
    lots2do
    Love Gutermanns, it is the best you can buy. I hate C&C. You get what you pay for. If you pull out a strand of C&C you will find it lumpy and fuzzy. Gutermanns is smooth and sews like a dream.

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    I always use Gutterman or Metrosene if at all possible. I have grown disenchanted with Clarks and Coats over the years.

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    I use Connecting Threads thread for machine piecing. Very little lint. It comes in large enough spools that I can piece a double sized top with only 2 spools. Plus the cost is terrific. I use YLI for hand quilting. The coats and clarks shreds/splits and breaks. I will give the Metrosene a try and maybe the Gutterman if it's german- made.
    Cheryl

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    Love Gutterman's Thread both for hand quilting and in my machine. My Machine is pickie about it threrad and purfers this Qutterman's

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    I LOVE this thread. Doesn"t knot or tangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterInVA
    I love YLI quilting thread for hand quilting.
    YLI is my favourite too!

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    I love Gutterman's for hand quilting and I also buy it when on sale-I tend to use more white/beige than colors, so I load up when it is on sale. I also found (strange, but true) living in the tropics (very high humidity) I got mould on my C&C hand quilting thread but strangely, not on the Gutterman's! It is a little more expensive, but worth it.

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    I've been using Gutterman for piecing and hand quilting. For machine quilting I use King Tut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.
    When I took my maching to the shop recently, I was told I shouldn't use Coats & Clark because it makes too much lint. She said this as she pulled gobs & gobs of lint out of my machine. Got to change my thinking about thread.

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    Gutterman Thread is great. It is all I use and just love the hand quilting thread. Tried CC but really didn't like it. Thread on sale Aug 20 at Joann's. Time to stock up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.
    When I took my maching to the shop recently, I was told I shouldn't use Coats & Clark because it makes too much lint. She said this as she pulled gobs & gobs of lint out of my machine. Got to change my thinking about thread.
    You can clean the lint out yourself.
    It's true that C&C makes a lot of lint usually, but just lately it seems that they've changed something and there's less lint than there ever was before. In only the newest spools that is.
    I don't often use it, but I had an awful lot of it on hand from before I started using Guttermann's, so on occasion I try to use it up. I use my oldest machine and clean out the lint with each use. It's really easy to do depending on the machine of course.
    Not using it, or tossing it out, is such a waste of money. (The C&C)
    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.
    When I took my maching to the shop recently, I was told I shouldn't use Coats & Clark because it makes too much lint. She said this as she pulled gobs & gobs of lint out of my machine. Got to change my thinking about thread.
    You can clean the lint out yourself.
    It's true that C&C makes a lot of lint usually, but just lately it seems that they've changed something and there's less lint than there ever was before. In only the newest spools that is.
    I don't often use it, but I had an awful lot of it on hand from before I started using Guttermann's, so on occasion I try to use it up. I use my oldest machine and clean out the lint with each use. It's really easy to do depending on the machine of course.
    Not using it, or tossing it out, is such a waste of money. (The C&C)
    8-)
    But I have found thread to get old and brittle, especially cotton. I had a neighbor that was complaining about her thread breaking all the time. I suggested she change the needle, which didn't help. Then I discovered her thread was on the old wooden spools with a 39cent price tag on it. She bought new thread and problem solved. I use the old spools ffor decorative purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.
    When I took my maching to the shop recently, I was told I shouldn't use Coats & Clark because it makes too much lint. She said this as she pulled gobs & gobs of lint out of my machine. Got to change my thinking about thread.
    You can clean the lint out yourself.
    It's true that C&C makes a lot of lint usually, but just lately it seems that they've changed something and there's less lint than there ever was before. In only the newest spools that is.
    I don't often use it, but I had an awful lot of it on hand from before I started using Guttermann's, so on occasion I try to use it up. I use my oldest machine and clean out the lint with each use. It's really easy to do depending on the machine of course.
    Not using it, or tossing it out, is such a waste of money. (The C&C)
    8-)
    But I have found thread to get old and brittle, especially cotton. I had a neighbor that was complaining about her thread breaking all the time. I suggested she change the needle, which didn't help. Then I discovered her thread was on the old wooden spools with a 39cent price tag on it. She bought new thread and problem solved. I use the old spools ffor decorative purposes only.
    Oh I know. But I'm not talking about old thread here. My C&C was bought only in the last few years. I was introduced to Guttermann's a couple of years ago. Some of my C&C is the blended thread. I'd hate to just get rid of that. So, as I said, I use it in my old (35 years) Kenmore which was used to handling any kind of thread you stuffed into it, without a complaint. ;) Then, after the project is finished, I clean all the lint out of it, oil it, and it's ready for the next one.

    8-)

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    Just wanted to add something about threads as far as quality goes.
    I've heard a number of quilting professionals say that the top, #1 thread is actually Arofil (sp?). A lot of the pros use it. When I checked on it, it turned out to be so expensive that I had to ask myself, "What am I getting into here?"
    My quilts are not ever, ever, made with the intention of submitting them in a show. They are made for family and friends. Most of the time my quilts are dragged around and loved to death by kids. I even make small ones for family pets. Do these quilts need the very highest quality of everything? No! I simply put the best I can afford into them and everyone so far has been happy with them. And -- P.S. they last a long time! 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Just wanted to add something about threads as far as quality goes.
    I've heard a number of quilting professionals say that the top, #1 thread is actually Arofil (sp?). A lot of the pros use it. When I checked on it, it turned out to be so expensive that I had to ask myself, "What am I getting into here?"
    My quilts are not ever, ever, made with the intention of submitting them in a show. They are made for family and friends. Most of the time my quilts are dragged around and loved to death by kids. I even make small ones for family pets. Do these quilts need the very highest quality of everything? No! I simply put the best I can afford into them and everyone so far has been happy with them. And -- P.S. they last a long time! 8-)
    I agree completely. I find when I have to mend some of the kids old blankets, the worn part is next to the stitching, not the stitching itself.

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    When we lived in Panama we kept all the thread in the freezer. Cotton thread after awhile would just disintergrate.

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    Thank you again for your opinions on hand quilting threads.

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    Just a thought, but how did all those old antique quilts survive before the dawn of polyester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nantucketsue
    Just a thought, but how did all those old antique quilts survive before the dawn of polyester?
    Excellent question!

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by Bev
    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by GrammaNan
    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.
    When I took my maching to the shop recently, I was told I shouldn't use Coats & Clark because it makes too much lint. She said this as she pulled gobs & gobs of lint out of my machine. Got to change my thinking about thread.
    You can clean the lint out yourself.
    It's true that C&C makes a lot of lint usually, but just lately it seems that they've changed something and there's less lint than there ever was before. In only the newest spools that is.
    I don't often use it, but I had an awful lot of it on hand from before I started using Guttermann's, so on occasion I try to use it up. I use my oldest machine and clean out the lint with each use. It's really easy to do depending on the machine of course.
    Not using it, or tossing it out, is such a waste of money. (The C&C)
    8-)
    But I have found thread to get old and brittle, especially cotton. I had a neighbor that was complaining about her thread breaking all the time. I suggested she change the needle, which didn't help. Then I discovered her thread was on the old wooden spools with a 39cent price tag on it. She bought new thread and problem solved. I use the old spools ffor decorative purposes only.
    Oh I know. But I'm not talking about old thread here. My C&C was bought only in the last few years. I was introduced to Guttermann's a couple of years ago. Some of my C&C is the blended thread. I'd hate to just get rid of that. So, as I said, I use it in my old (35 years) Kenmore which was used to handling any kind of thread you stuffed into it, without a complaint. ;) Then, after the project is finished, I clean all the lint out of it, oil it, and it's ready for the next one.

    8-)
    I will certainly ck on the lint in my machine from now on. I didn't realize it just collects in the bobbin area. I was picturing it way down in the body of my machine. Duuh, I feel so dumb sometimes.
    As for thread, trust me, I sure won't toss out any of my huge supply of C&C. I'll upgrade only when I need new colors. I do agree that we shouldn't use the old thread on wood spools. I found that it breaks just by pulling it gently with my hands. I toss it.
    As for oiling my mach. The service person told me you don't oil my Viking.

    While I've sewed for a long time, you guys have taught me so much. Thank you all.

    ps. I also learned that heat can affect thread. I spend the winter in Ariz. so when I get ready to come home, I take my thread from my little shop into the house where I leave the AC on all the time.

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    I'm in the minority but I don't like Gutterman thread. I will use their hand quilting thread if I have to but really dislike their general sewing thread. It frays and breaks frequently. I'm an Aurifil girl.

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    I'm not familiar with King Tut. Where do you purchase it?

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    I will only use Gutterman's too.

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