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    I have had a terrible time using Coat's and Clark's bobbin thread - I thought something was wrong with my machine - it kept tangling, and pulling top thread into bobbin, really messed up a T-shirt I was trying to embroidery.

    I filled another bobbin with just plain old thread (not Coat's and Clark) and it was a breeze. I just don't know why Coat's would not work.

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    Coats and Clark thread is a low end thread. That's probably why. I won't use it.

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    I quit using c & C years ago because of problems. Now I only use thread from Superior thread. I know it could be a bit pricey but it is well worth it. Go to web site and buy the "try me" thread.

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    I never, ever use coats and clark. Period. I've always had problems with it because the quality is so touch and go that I just don't bother with it. I use Superior for quilting and Connecting Threads for Piecing. :)

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    I have had the same problems here, i refuse to even have it in the house now. Has caused me lots of problems.

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    I agree. I won't buy C & C now if it is made in Mexico. I bought some black and white spools one day since the price was right and I needed those particular colors. I never would have thought a particular thread would mess up my machine. But, it can and does. Changed brands, no problems with the same machine. Weird, if you ask me!
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    I don't use it either. Once I realized it was the thread causing all my issues, I gave away a huge bag of it to a friend that just sews when necessary. She was thrilled.

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    I have always used Coats and Clark and the only time I've ever had any problems was when I was still hand sewing the binding down. It would shred and generally make a mess. But it works great in my Brother and have discovered the machine sewing the bindings looks good too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I have always used Coats and Clark and the only time I've ever had any problems was when I was still hand sewing the binding down. It would shred and generally make a mess. But it works great in my Brother and have discovered the machine sewing the bindings looks good too!
    Same here and absolutely love the varigated Coats and Clark thread!

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    Probably still have some C & C thread around, but was given lots of spool ends of polyester thread from a sweat shop that closed. It was being thrown away. I was going to give it away, but never got around to it. It sat in a corner for yearsssss. One night I was going to hem the binding on a quilt and didn't feel like going out (gas $$!) and thought I'd look in the bag of polyester thread spools. Found one the perfect match for color. Fired up my needle and started hemming. WOW! Fantastic! Doesn't knot and I love it. Haven't tried it in the bobbin, but that is next.
    Happy quilting.

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    Hi...I have discover YLI thread...it is quite expensive but is the most beautiful thread to sew with...both my husqvarna and Pfaff love it....before I was using a coats 100% but it kept snapping...just don't have that problem any more....and if I need to unpick it comes away so easily. Haven't tried FMQ with FYI but they must have threads for it.

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    Thanks everyone for your input - only wish I knew about Coat's; but this is really the only time it has been a problem - however, I won't be using it anymore.

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    Always use that brand and never had a problem..Could be the bobbin thread you bought was for embroidery machine work?

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    always use coats & clark and have had no issues. sorry to hear of your trouble.

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    So funny how tempermental our little machines can be- a bit spoiled maybe. My machine LOVES coats and clark- and isacord but throws a tantrim every time i have tried to use sulky or gutteman. i haven't used connecting threads yet but want to same with superior threads. never even heard of it

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    I only use Coats and Clarks when I'm mending or making clothes and need thread to match - seems they have the best selection of colors.

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    That is why I use only Prewound Bobbins when I embroider....

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    i bought some Coats and Clark thread and it turned out to be poly on poly. but it does fine in my bobbin. not the top needle though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Rose
    I have always used Coats and Clark and the only time I've ever had any problems was when I was still hand sewing the binding down. It would shred and generally make a mess. But it works great in my Brother and have discovered the machine sewing the bindings looks good too!
    That must have been my problem... none of my machines are a Brother. I am inclined to believe that our machines are picky... why, I don't have a clue. Guess they are a little like each of us. We have certain things we love; certain things we like and then, there are the things we can't stand or at least have a dislike for. LOL :lol: :lol:

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    I still buy the older Coats when I can find it. Recently found a shop that was going out of business and bought al they had for 25 cents a spool. I find the older thread ok but not the newer.

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    thanks for the info!

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    I use Sulky bobbin thread for my sewing and OESD bobbin thread for embroidery. They seem to work the best for me.

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    I don't have any issues with coats and clarks threads. I've been using them recently - just bought a spool of yellow and did FMQ on my mechanical Brother and it was just fine.

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    When I bought my sewing/embroidery machine, the instructor in the "new owner" class did a bit on different threads; and she told us that we should never use C & C in our machine because of the amount of lint it produces. Ever since then, I never use it.

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    I am so lucky that my Kenmore/Janome has peon tastes. As long as I talk nice to her, she accepts any old thread and does a beautiful stitch and she doesn't care what bobbin thread I throw at her either. Mostly her diet consists of C and C, Connecting Threads, and an occasional Sulky or Gutterman. She even accepts Signature and, if desperate for a color, Serger thread with cotton in the bobbin. Does this nullify my board membership? Oh, no, I should never have confessed.
    PS, this is the truth, but all in jest.

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