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Thread: Gutterman's Hand Quilting Thread???

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    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

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    LOVE Gutterman's thread. It is so much better than C&C. You should give it a try.

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    I can't give you an answer pertaining to this particular thread, but I have been told that you can use about any thread for hand quilting. I am presently using a Presencia thread that I got at a LQS. It was the right color for what I wanted. It is not stiff like regular hand quilting thread but it is working. I have even used a gold metallic thread, but don't recommend it because it was really bad about tangling. It was really pretty, but a pain in the you know what.

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    It's all I will use. It's sturdy and doesn't tangle too bad. C&C strips and then breaks. I won't use that any more.

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    Works great for me.

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    I love it for handquilting, its very easy to work with, better than coats/clark!

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    This is great to know. There are such pretty colors. Now, I just have to hurry up and piece the quilt I want to use it with!
    Thanks again.
    :)

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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
    It is a fabulous thread. They make it with the sort of waxed feel (stiffer) for handquilting and then without the sort of wax coating for machine quilting. Course my all out favorite is King Tut.

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    I have tried alot of different thread, I only buy Gutterman now, you wont be disapointed!

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    thanks for the tips

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    I too love this thread. It's just wonderful

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    I only use this tread. For my applique, I also run the thread through some Thread Heaven. LOVE IT.

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    I use it for machine embroidery and gen sewing. It is good.

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    I love Gutterman also! Watch for sales at Joanns, they have it on sale for 50% off quite often. I usually buy my thread stash during the sale.

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    Great to know. Thank you for your opinions!

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    I love YLI quilting thread for hand quilting.

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    Love Gutterman's. I get more of it every time Joann's has a sale on it. It's great thread. My machine service man told me to look on the spool and make sure it says "Made in Germany" not "Made in Mexico." He says there IS a difference and the Germany one is the better of the two.
    I can't say because I've never had the one from Mexico. 8-)

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    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?

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    I use mostly Gutterman's thread. It is the one I feel more comfortable hand quilting or machine piecing with.
    Colleen

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    Gutterman is now being made in Mexico and you are correct it is not as good. I've gone back to Mettler.

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    Gutterman is now being made in Mexico and you are correct it is not as good. I've gone back to Mettler for hand quilting, it is also what I use for machine applique.

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    I use Gutterman's thread all the time and love it. It's strong and durable and easy to work with.

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    This is definitely my preferred thread for hand quilting. I have tried several others, but always come back to this one. I am gradually building up a collection of Masterpiece for piecing, but still trying to find the perfect machine quilting thread.

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    I've also switched from Gutermann to Metler and Metrosene because of the decline in quality when Gutermann's moved thread manufacturing to Mexico for the US market. It's rumored the move was made to accomodate JoAnn's as they wanted to stock it but needed lower pricing. Of course, when prices are lowered, something has to be sacrificed. I began noticing marked difference in excessive lint buildup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairVoyantQuilter
    I've also switched from Gutermann to Metler and Metrosene because of the decline in quality when Gutermann's moved thread manufacturing to Mexico for the US market. It's rumored the move was made to accomodate JoAnn's as they wanted to stock it but needed lower pricing. Of course, when prices are lowered, something has to be sacrificed. I began noticing marked difference in excessive lint buildup.
    There is no excuse for inferior quality if a product is made elsewhere. Gutterman will only lose sales if this is true. So far I only have Made in Germany so cannot comment on the Mexican product.

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