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Thread: Looking for a thread similar to Essential pro from Connecting Threads

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    Looking for a thread similar to Essential pro from Connecting Threads

    Connecting Threads is out of white Essential pro for a while now - I need to buy some but don't know what brand to try. My longarm sewing machine love Essential pro, so I'm looking for something very similar (fine polyester thread). I've tried Metro embroidery thread and it worked well, but it is shiny and I want a matte finish.
    Any suggestion for a replacement?
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    Omni by superior or So Fine, but both cost much more than essential pro

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    Thanks, So fine look perfect. Hopefully CT will resolve their stocking problem soon, but for now, I need white! So many quilts to finish before Christmas, all with white background :-)

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    Oops, got caught by the disappearing message. Hope QB gets it fixed soon.

    What I was trying to say is that I don't always use white thread on a white background. Sometimes a pale yellow, pale blue, pale lilac etc. will make the quilting show up more but will still melt into the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Oops, got caught by the disappearing message. Hope QB gets it fixed soon.

    What I was trying to say is that I don't always use white thread on a white background. Sometimes a pale yellow, pale blue, pale lilac etc. will make the quilting show up more but will still melt into the background.
    Definitely Dunster! I too like to use a pale colored thread on white. Sometimes you can't even notice the change of color unless you are very close.

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    Might be because CT had a sale on Essential Pro early this week - marked down to $0.99 a spool. I jumped right on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthPStitches View Post
    Might be because CT had a sale on Essential Pro early this week - marked down to $0.99 a spool. I jumped right on it.
    No, they are out of stock for about two months now - it's the big cone. The sale was just on smaller spools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Definitely Dunster! I too like to use a pale colored thread on white. Sometimes you can't even notice the change of color unless you are very close.
    Thank you ladies for the suggestion. The problem is I don't have any pale colored thread left neither LOL

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    Superior threads has a good comparable white. I used to use essential pro all the time, I have switched to Superior Threads for most of my thread though. I also Love Aurifil- I purchase my Aurifil thread from fabric.com
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    threadart.com has cones at a reasonable price-not sure if they are poly or cotton but worth a look.
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    Craftsy makes a 50 wt thread that I'm in love with. It's called Pima and comes 5000 yards to a spool. I actually prefer it to Aurifil thread.

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    My Nolting loves that Essential Pro thread, so I have had this same issue with the white being out for such a long time. I use the cream and it looks fine on a white background.
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    I just tried the polyester thread from thread art and shockingly my machine likes it and haven't had any tension issues. The cones are not as big as the ones from Connecting Threads or Superior but it worked and was delivered quickly.
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    Have you tried using a silver thread with the white. I like that look. Had 2 christmas quilts done with it

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    I like Omni thread to..

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    My machine loves their Essential Pro also. I have most all of their cotton spools and those I use a lot of I've picked up their cones though very linty. Their polyester cones are so much better with less breakage. I've been waiting for a couple of their colors to come back and just recently received an email that the colors are back in stock. Too late for their sale so I'll just wait till they have another sale. I rarely use white but a pale beige, creamy yellow or even a pale green as it shows up just barely even on white fabrics.
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    Essential thread vs Superior thread

    I had been using Superior cotton threads for piecing and quilting and like them. A quilty friend who does longarm quilting for the public swears by Essential cotton for her quilting. I tried it, mainly because of the lower price than superior, and have found that I clean out lint more frequently with this product. Any one else out there find this to be an issue in your quilting?? thanks!

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