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Thread: Has anyone used King Tut/Superior Threads?

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    Senior Member Roben's Avatar
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    After hearing the news that my thread guides have been damaged by course thread, I'm looking for better quality thread to use. I got an e-mail about a sale on Superior Threads' King Tut Quilting thread, but before I spend that kind of money I'd like to hear someone else's opinion. Have you used it, and what did you think?

    Link to the sale is here: http://www.sewthankful.com/SuperiorKingTut.html

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    I bought a large spool of King Tut thread but haven't used it yet, so I'm also interested to hear what other quilters think.

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    I use it for all my machine quilting and love it. I've never had a broken thread. I use what's left on the bobbin for hand stitching the binding and don't have the problem with it twisting and knotting on me. It's a little pricey for me to use for piecing.

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    Thanks for your observations, kacie - it helps a lot. I have a spool of Finca Presencia 60 wt I want to try for piecing; still not as inexpensive as some, but I'd rather spend the money on quality staples than on another expensive machine repair.

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    I use King Tut quilting thread for most of my quilting. I like it very much.

    Judy

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    I love Superiors King Tut thread....I love ALL their thread!

    Somewhere in another message thread I mentioned that I also use and love called Connecting Thread Essentials. The price can't be beat, they don't lint, fuzz, break or knot. 1200yd to a spool! Great colors.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/quilting+thread.html?media=YAS00070&utm_source=Yahoo&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=cotton%20thread&utm_content=connecting%20threads%20essential%20thr ead&utm_campaign=YAS00070%2BCotton%2BQuilting%2BThread

    I like that the threads can be bought in 'sets' by color, and you can buy one set of 10 for what it costs for 2 spools of quality thread at a quilt store.

    Anyone else here used them b4?

    hugs sue

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    I have not used King Tut threads, but use the Connecting threads and like them, very good price too.

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    I just checked out the Connecting Threads link - Thank you! They say it is 50/3 long staple Egyptian Cotton, which is exactly what I'm looking for.

    I did some piecing with the Finca Presencia 60 wt yesterday, and the difference between weights is huge, so I definitely want to go with higher wt thread. The Finca is $4.99/300m on sale, so I'm all for trying some of the Connecting Threads :D

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    I use essential threads just got some at a 1.59 sale I orderd 10 spools of white........ King tut will have to wait a few thousand more years for me. just a bit to high for my budget....but i like what i have been getting :oops: :roll: :D





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    Quote Originally Posted by Roben
    Thanks for your observations, kacie - it helps a lot. I have a spool of Finca Presencia 60 wt I want to try for piecing; still not as inexpensive as some, but I'd rather spend the money on quality staples than on another expensive machine repair.
    Presencia is an excellent thread, comparible to Aurifil.

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    [quote=Roben]After hearing the news that my thread guides have been damaged by course thread, I'm looking for better quality thread to use. I got an e-mail about a sale on Superior Threads' King Tut Quilting thread, but before I spend that kind of money I'd like to hear someone else's opinion. Have you used it, and what did you think?

    All of the machiners that do my quilts use King Tut

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    i now buy all of my thread from connecting threads; i love the threads and so do both of my machines. I did try King Tut about 6 years ago, did not have any luck with it...in fact i think i hated it so much i gave it to some little boys to play with. but i know people who use it and like it, so i don't know. i do know my machines are picky...i went to a quilt show one time and paid $17 for a cone of verigated quilting thread...it was the worst thread i've ever bought! but the shop owner uses it all the time. i have not had any problems with the threads from connecting threads and they are much more reasonably priced than what i can get at the lqs' around here.
    thread seems to be alot like batting (and everything else) what works for you may not work for me, and vise-versa...it is a personal choice and of course your machines will put in their 2 cents worth...good luck finding just the right threads for what you do. but...when in doubt only buy 1 spool, (with luck a small inexpensive one) and try it out before investing big bucks on a new thread that you may not be able to use.

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    My Tin Lizzie18 love that stuff quilts like a smoooth needle angel. hth.

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    I use King Tut for piecing, applique and quilting......love, love, love that thread.
    Never had any problems with it whatsoever.

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    I have been thinking about trying the Superior brand (King Tut and Bottom Line) because of all the rave reviews on here so I have been "shopping" to try to find the best price. Here's what I found so far...

    kenquilt.com has King Tut for $18.50/2000 yd. cone and Bottom Line for $10.00/3000 yd. This has been the best price I've come across.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I have been thinking about trying the Superior brand (King Tut and Bottom Line) because of all the rave reviews on here so I have been "shopping" to try to find the best price. Here's what I found so far...

    kenquilt.com has King Tut for $18.50/2000 yd. cone and Bottom Line for $10.00/3000 yd. This has been the best price I've come across.
    That's even better than the prices on the Superior website. Thanks for the tip.

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    I really like King Tut thread.

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    I love King Tut for quilting. I've done a couple with it. I piece with Connecting Threads Essentials..I buy it by the cone. My machine seems to be ok with the Essentials if I clean it really well everytime I change the bottom. It fuzzes quite a bit on my Bernina.

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    A friend of mine swears by King Tut and Bottom Line thread. She makes a lot of quilts and has her own LA.

    If you go to a show, usually Superior Threads will have a booth there and their prices at the shows are excellent. If the cost is a concern, pick up a spool or two at a show to try it out. My friend stocks up on her threads when she goes to a show. Not sure why they can offer their threads at such a huge price difference, but it seems worth it to pick up a lot at a show.

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    I have used several of the threads sold by Superior and have not found my favorite yet. If the threads are used as they recommend them, with respect to needle size and purpose, their threads are absolutely amazing. They educate their customers and if you have any troubles the owner himself as well as Mother Superior are available to help you. Their customer service is superior too. Prices may be a little high, but you get what you paid for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retired2pa
    I have been thinking about trying the Superior brand (King Tut and Bottom Line) because of all the rave reviews on here so I have been "shopping" to try to find the best price. Here's what I found so far...

    kenquilt.com has King Tut for $18.50/2000 yd. cone and Bottom Line for $10.00/3000 yd. This has been the best price I've come across.
    Those are good prices.
    I sell them for $10 (Bottom Line cone) and $19 (King Tut cone) + s/h.

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