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    Our LQS has over $8 on the thread like you picked up for 11. I too think that is one little greedy someone somewhere. I too did the same thing and couldn't figure out what was costly and thought it was a mistake till I ran down the reciept....oops! That thread does look great on machine quilting:)
    I too have the Janome 6600 and love mine too. I am presently making appliques on it using the blind hem stitch. You will love this machine and I still haven't had time to 'know' all there is about this machine. For I can't stop quilting enough:)I machine quilt on this too w/an open toe foot. Their book is very helpful in all the settings, etc.

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    GIGI wrote:
    Dear Quilt Crazy: I too have a Janome 6600P and am TOTALLY in love with it. It DOES NOT like Coats and Clark; neither does my Janome 350E Emb. machine.

    I never pay full price for any of my thread. Please go to Google and type in sale sites for Gutterman. Next, Google Sulky, etc. This is how I get most of my thread; VERY inexpensive compared to quilt shoppes. I use rayon, some polyester and 100% cotton and varigated thread. Once you use varigated thread, you will be totally in love. I use it on my embroidery machine and you would not believe how beautiful fish, birds, etc. are. Their gills and wings just explode off of the fabric! I have a total of five Janome machines and love each and every one of them. Enjoy your machine/s. GiGi


    guess what Gigi? the thread I mentioned?...coats and clarks. Boy, am I glad i said no. Actually I was just floored that one spool would cost that much! I am usually suspicious when there are not prices posted for products, but was in an awful hurry, anyway, just ordered 2 or 3 (?) sets of the variegated from Connecting Threads...can't wait. Wow, five Janomes, I have two now. The 6260Qc and 6600P. I thought I was a lucky girl. I just don't want to go thru the wdl when it's time for one to go in for oiling etc. and going to teach grands. I wasn't able with my own kid. I was a very busy mama at the time and they didn't seem interested. In hindsight, if I had....oh well, starting early with grand #2 and she is loving it! thanks

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    Our LQS has over $8 on the thread like you picked up for 11. I too think that is one little greedy someone somewhere. I too did the same thing and couldn't figure out what was costly and thought it was a mistake till I ran down the reciept....oops! That thread does look great on machine quilting
    I too have the Janome 6600 and love mine too. I am presently making appliques on it using the blind hem stitch. You will love this machine and I still haven't had time to 'know' all there is about this machine. For I can't stop quilting enoughI machine quilt on this too w/an open toe foot. Their book is very helpful in all the settings, etc.


    I have done some machine appliqueing in past, but plan to do a whole lot more, thus the variegated thread that was going to cost an appendage.
    I have used blind hem stitch for hems, and your the second person I read have used it for appliques...other was last night somewhere. I am trying to picture that, but a little difficult. Is it hard to explain?
    When I went in to dealer's store to try out machine, which belonged to his wife...I took my own samples and played around. Didn't change needle, thread or anything but settings. It sewed like butter on everything!...cottons, denim, satin, sandwhiches....wanted to see 'quilting effect'...I did some combination not knowing, and got a great scalloped stitching...I was sold! I also make clothes and loved that it has the....thingy that balances machine to weight of your fabric and the accufeed. Accufeed is what made me go with 6600 instead of 6500. I figured, it might be last machine I ever get, so go with the features you really want.
    anyway, too early to be getting so longwinded, lol, but if you can tell me how you blindstitched on edge of appliques...if not, that is ok. I will get it, eventually I hope.
    When brother comes home from vacation, he is a 'puter whiz and can help me with yahoo. Not cooperating with me. thanks for all the info, you probably got more in return than you bargained for. I dreamt about my dad's side of the family last night, cause they are all great talkers! For some reason, told somebody in dream, that my g'pa was filthy rich...he has passed and didn't have a penny to leave anyone! go figure!!! LOL. :lol:






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    I have used Connecting threads and it is quit linty. I started using aurifil after taking a class from Nancy Chong and love it. Use nothing else now. www.pacificrim.com I use their applique thread also. good stuff

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    Try www.atlantathread.com
    They have Egyptian cotton, 40/3, tex 45, yes, tex 45. Very strong, comes in 12 colors, 6000 yd cones for ~$12 each. I use it for most of my machine quilting. They also have Signature, size 50, 3000 yd cones in assorted colors for ~8.00. For regular sewing, I order Guterman from them also. $2.95 for 1100 yd tubes, over 600 colors available or on 5500 yd cones for ~13.00. They are very prompt with their shipping and usually send out the day you order if you get it in before noon. They are the only place I buy thread now...
    Emma

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    oops, that's a Janome6600P, would love to know if anyone else has one, so if I ever have questions or could learn cute tricks. (sound like a circus animal...LOL... :wink: )
    I have this also and love it

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    Also forgot to mention that Atlanta thread has Coats and Clark 6000 yd cones for 13.55 each. (All colors.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I have used Connecting threads and it is quit linty. I started using aurifil after taking a class from Nancy Chong and love it. Use nothing else now. www.pacificrim.com I use their applique thread also. good stuff
    My machine broke down and it was full of lint from the Essential thread from connecting threads. Cost $80.00 to fix. I have the Janome 6600 P too

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    I'm sorry about your machine. :cry:
    I have been using Essentials thread on my new machine from day one. It's a Brother PS that sews 1500 stitches a second which will shred low quality thread in a heartbeat. It was cleaned a few weeks ago and not much lint at all in it. My machine has the outside threading system.

    The new inside threading on some machines the lint has no where to go so it stays inside the machine. The more guides the thread goes through on the outside the less lint build up. The inside threading machines need thread as lintless as possible thus more expensive. I don't know why that isn't stressed by the dealer before someone buys one. The best and only lent fee strong thread I know of is silk thread.

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    Try this site for threads. [email protected] Don't drool to much, it is hazardous to your computer :D javascript:emoticon(':D');
    javascript:emoticon(':D'); I stopped in there when I was in the area. It is a wonderful store and just as wonderfully staffed. I stocked up on thread, to feed my thread stash. A lot of quilters were there that day, so that says something about the thread.

    Just 22 lights away was another little jem, www.maryjos.com. I think I left some drool on a few things. javascript:emoticon(':oops:');
    javascript:emoticon(':oops:');

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    I have a Janome 6600 and love it! If you are looking to read or share information, there is a Yahoo group called Janome 6500 & 6600.

    Otherwise you can converse with me...and we can work out things together. I'm not an expert by any means, but I own Janome, New Home and Elna machines..all made by the same company...and I love them all.
    My favortie is the 6600 since it has the accufeed, start/stop and thread cutter.

    This Christmas my mother bought me a Singer Futura 350 Embroidery machine. Huge leaning curve on this one....for the embroidering.
    Happy sewing and quilting.
    Diana

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    I'm a lover of Essential threads by Connecting threads too! 100% Egyptian long staple cotton, low lint and the price can't be beat. I love the sheen to the thread and the colors too.

    I've used this thread successfully for piecing and quilting now for over 4 or 5 yrs.

    My preference for the bobbin is Superior Bottom Line...a bit pricey looking but it lasts so long that it actually is a good price and great quality.

    There are lots of great threads out there but having a fixed income makes me very frugal.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    Connecting Threads has a spool holder that I use with my Janome.

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...d_TD81905.html

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    Hi Diana

    I'm a member of the Janome yahoo group but mostly a lurker. The first posting I did there a gal was really rude when I said I loved Connecting Threads, after that I just read to learn from other postings. I felt if she didn't agree she didn't need to respond, especially so vehemently. Mostly everyone is really supportive and knowledgeable and eager to share.

    warm quilt hugs, sue

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    I agree with Sue!! Some can be rude when you state something did good for you. All machines, and people for that matter....sew and quilt differently and what works for one may not work for another. (too you can get a BAD spool from the maker!! And once can ruin your experience for that product even if it is a good one!!) I like to see what works for each and then see what I can learn and pick up from them! And see what works for me :D

    I hand piece and hand quilt (although I am not what you would call good!!! I make just for my family and when they wear out I make another one!!!) I tie some quilts and send most out to ge quilted (not sure what she uses but they wear good!!) On mine that I piece and do quilt by hand I use the Hand Quilting Dual Duty Plus by Coats for both. A few small things that I have quilted on the machine (not many as I am just learning to use the machine to quilt!) I have used it too and the settings on my machine it works good with it. Have heard some say that it doesn't work good on the machines but mine seems to...at least what I have done so far!!

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    I use Longcreek Mills for my embroidery thread & they have some cotton I have tried. Due to shipping, several of my friends & I order together & split the cost. They carry prewound bobbins & stablizer if you are into embroidery.
    SandyGail

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    You wanted a spool holder for larger cones ---------------check out my new web store - It is so new, it goes live on March 1, 2009. www.houseof2morrows.com
    We have invented the FATS 1 and the FATS 2 (Fancy All-Threads Stands) which will hold anything from a small Gutterman spool to a large cone, and will allow that thread to be held either horizontally or vertically!! The horizontal part is what hasn't been invented for larger spools yet. The thread guide lifts the thread vertically to a height of about 16" which should clear the top of most any type of home sewing machine. The FATS 1 holds a single spool horizontally and a single spool vertically, and can be used for both at the same time if you wish. The FATS 2 holds 2 horizontal and 2 vertical spools and they can all be used at the same time if you wish (and your needle can accommodate 4 threads). These holders are being launched for sale at the same time as our new web store, so please excuse the commercial, but I want to get the word out to as many people as possible, because we are really excited about the possibilities of these new thread holders. :lol:

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    I've been buying 1200-yd. spools of Coats & Clark at the local Joann's when it's on sale or I have a coupon. I've not had any problems with it yet. Once I bought a whole box (or maybe 2 boxes) of Signature 500-yd. spools there at half-price. I really liked it, but ran out of the color I was using and needed more. When I went back to Joann's to get more, they no longer carried Signature. I searched for that particular brand and color name on-line and found it at Red Rock Threads. I bought a 3000-yd. cone from them. I was really pleased with both Signature Thread and Red Rock Threads (who carry many, many brands of thread). I can't remember what I paid for the 3000-yd. cone nor what I paid for shipping and handling, but I just checked out their current prices and see that Signature cones, 500-yd. are $4.75; 3000-yd. are $11.95 and 6000-yd. cones are $20.95. I THINK there are very few color choices on 6000-yd. cones. On top of that, add shipping and handling ($???).

    I have a Janome 1600P DBX set up on a grace frame with a practice quilt on it. Unfortunately I have not had much time to play with it, but when I did practice a bit with it, I used Coats & Clark thread and had no problem with it. I hope it continues to work o.k. for me ... I have a half-dozen spools of it and I hate to waste anything.

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    [b]The very best thread is from "Superior Threads" it's called Masterpiece.

    It is 100% extra long staple egyptian cotton. They also carry a variety of threads. Once you use them you'll never go back to other threads on the market. Why spend a lot of $$ on your machine and use thread that has a lot of lint!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyquilter
    Try www.atlantathread.com
    They have Egyptian cotton, 40/3, tex 45, yes, tex 45. Very strong, comes in 12 colors, 6000 yd cones for ~$12 each. I use it for most of my machine quilting. They also have Signature, size 50, 3000 yd cones in assorted colors for ~8.00. For regular sewing, I order Guterman from them also. $2.95 for 1100 yd tubes, over 600 colors available or on 5500 yd cones for ~13.00. They are very prompt with their shipping and usually send out the day you order if you get it in before noon. They are the only place I buy thread now...
    Emma
    wow, those are some good prices! thanks.

    I have heard of aurafil also. bookmarked this thread to come back to all this great info.

    JanW, Everybody that has told me they have the 6600 Janome say they love it. I haven't found anything about it that I don't like yet. Can't wait to have more time with it. Been gone for three days and trying to get laundry done today. Especially fabrics dried so I can finish cutting quilt out. This will be machines first project. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountain deb
    Try this site for threads. [email protected] Don't drool to much, it is hazardous to your computer :D javascript:emoticon(':D');
    javascript:emoticon(':D'); I stopped in there when I was in the area. It is a wonderful store and just as wonderfully staffed. I stocked up on thread, to feed my thread stash. A lot of quilters were there that day, so that says something about the thread.

    Just 22 lights away was another little jem, www.maryjos.com. I think I left some drool on a few things. javascript:emoticon(':oops:');
    javascript:emoticon(':oops:');


    :lol: :lol: :lol: thanks

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    crazyquilter wrote:
    Also forgot to mention that Atlanta thread has Coats and Clark 6000 yd cones for 13.55 each. (All colors.)


    wow, sure beats the heck outa 122 yards for 11.00 and some change. :wink:

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    oops :shock: , meant 1200 yards, for about 11.37 :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANW
    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    I have used Connecting threads and it is quit linty. I started using aurifil after taking a class from Nancy Chong and love it. Use nothing else now. www.pacificrim.com I use their applique thread also. good stuff
    My machine broke down and it was full of lint from the Essential thread from connecting threads. Cost $80.00 to fix. I have the Janome 6600 P too


    whoa, I sure hope I don't have any problems with the Essentials thread, cause I just bought 87.00 worth. But I do have more than one machine and I make clothes, toys and home dec stuff too, so it won't go to waste. I sure am glad to know that though. I won't mess around about my yearly tune-ups, (or sooner, depending on how much mileage I put on it :wink: )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Diana
    I have a Janome 6600 and love it! If you are looking to read or share information, there is a Yahoo group called Janome 6500 & 6600.

    Otherwise you can converse with me...and we can work out things together. I'm not an expert by any means, but I own Janome, New Home and Elna machines..all made by the same company...and I love them all.
    My favortie is the 6600 since it has the accufeed, start/stop and thread cutter.

    This Christmas my mother bought me a Singer Futura 350 Embroidery machine. Huge leaning curve on this one....for the embroidering.
    Happy sewing and quilting.
    Diana

    hey, that's also great to know. I always have questions but i'll try to keep it to a dull hum, lol...I do read my instruction books..., but it's really nice to have a source in a friend. You must get lots of comments on your nick, your highness, lol. some have said that thread cutters cause their machines to have to be re-threaded. I haven't used that yet. have any problems with yours. probably not, or you would have mentioned it. wow, your mom sure is generous. She must be a sewer/quilter too. thanks, diana :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    I'm a lover of Essential threads by Connecting threads too! 100% Egyptian long staple cotton, low lint and the price can't be beat. I love the sheen to the thread and the colors too.

    I've used this thread successfully for piecing and quilting now for over 4 or 5 yrs.

    My preference for the bobbin is Superior Bottom Line...a bit pricey looking but it lasts so long that it actually is a good price and great quality.

    There are lots of great threads out there but having a fixed income makes me very frugal.

    warm quilt hugs, sue
    hadn't thought of using a different brand for bobbin. I try to be frugal also. Compared to year and a half ago, I would say I am doing quite well with funds, now. great to know of bargain products that work. hugs to you too, sue. thanks. :D

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