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    Piecing Thread?

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    I was just wondering what kind of thread I should order for the new year? I have used Aurifil, but the stores around here no longer carry it. I see connecting threads has thread on sale, but I don't want tons of lint and build up. Looking for a nice overall thread I can purchase in a bunch of neutral colors.

    Happy Holidays, JC

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    I like aurifil and superior - happy shopping!
    Linda

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    If you are going to order online I'd stick with the Aurifil. The cheapest I have found it is at J. Hittle.

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    i am always pleased with connecting threads.

    the best price i have found so far for aurifil is at jhittlesewing.com
    they sell individual spools and by the box.
    i see they have also started carrying the cones.

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    I'm using Prescencia thread and like it a lot.

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    My favorite is Aurifil Although she is winding down on her online business, you can still get bundles of Aurifil for $7/spool or $7.50 for single spools from Sue's. Shipping is very reasonable and quick. Great customer service too. I will be sorry to see her go.

    http://www.sewezdesigns.com/Aurifil_...les_Cones.html

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    I buy Aurifil thread here: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...6&bestseller=Y Check out the Genziana cotton thread there, it's the same if not better then Aurifil. There are some great buys on the website every few months.
    I like Connecting Threads Pro for piecing and machine quilting. It's 70wt and comes on a large cone. It is great bobbin thread too to use with other threads.
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    I know it's not Aurifil, but I have been pleasantly surprised with Gutermann. I had always used Mettler silk finish which can be a bit linty. The lady in the sewing machine department at Joanns recommended I give it a try. She had run out of mettler and had used some Gutermann for a blouse. She told me that she was "pleasantly surprised" and I agree...especially when it is discounted @ 50% off. :-) laura

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    I love Aurifil - my LQS carries it but I would order online if necessary.

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    i have a bunch of mettler's silk finish, and while i like it, it IS linty. I have aurifil...i like it. it's nice . and i've been very pleased with connecting threads thread! i find it is not as linty as mettlers.

    Betsey

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    I use Mettler, Aurifil and lately have been starting to use the Prescencia thread...and am really liking it.

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    There are so many nice threads now and with the improved manufacturing all the name brand threads are excellent.
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    CT doesn't seem to have any more lint than other cotton threads I have seen.
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    Connecting threads/ King Tut. A little expensive but well worth it. You get what you pay for.

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    I'm kinda smiling here because I remember my mom (I'm 60 to put it in perspective) thinking the Coats & Clark cotton covered polyester was the "good" stuff. I used it for sewing for years with no problem in a variety of machines before getting into quilting and getting "better" thread. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewplease View Post
    I'm kinda smiling here because I remember my mom (I'm 60 to put it in perspective) thinking the Coats & Clark cotton covered polyester was the "good" stuff. I used it for sewing for years with no problem in a variety of machines before getting into quilting and getting "better" thread. :-)
    Hahaha - I'm betting this was before the internet! It's amazing how much information is available here. Most of these things we assume now to be common knowledge in the quilting community would surely be things we'd never hear of without our handy computers.

    I use Connecting Threads or cheapie cotton for piecing to be totally truthful. It really doesn't lint too terribly unless your quilting with it in my experience. It IS linty thread. Masterpiece by Superior Threads is supposed to be a good quality low lint thread.
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    I have been using Connecting Threads for piecing and quilting and I love it. I love the price and the thread, best of all my machines love the thread as well. I don't mind the little bit of lint that I have to clean up after a project.

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    I would stick with Aurifil and order online!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom View Post
    If you are going to order online I'd stick with the Aurifil. The cheapest I have found it is at J. Hittle.

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    Connecting Threads is a wonderful thread to buy. It does not build up lint. We have a couple guilds around here and most of us buy from Connecting Threads because of the quilty of the thread as well as choices. You will not go wrong buying it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsktkeeper View Post
    Connecting threads/ King Tut. A little expensive but well worth it. You get what you pay for.

    Exactly! Many of us wait for a sale and buy than and split the colors when it arrives. Personally I like buying the sets of various colors when it is on sale.
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    CT Essential cotton thread is a little thick for me for piecing. I like it for decorative stitches and machine quilting. I have some of every brand and even some hand dyed from England. I love thread as much as fabric. I have baskets of thread sitting around my sewing room. Looking at a basket of thread puts me in a good mood.
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    I used CT blue for the denim quilt I made for my grandson, and the lint was terrible. It wasn't from the denim, because I was using much washed old jeans, not new fabric. I much prefer Aurifil. I clean the bobbin area and behind where I can reach every time I change bobbins, but I wonder what's happening where I CAN'T reach!!! I'll take my machine to the dealer for a 'tune up' after the holidays. I'm curious to see how much lint he'll find.

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    I use Connecting Threads to piece and Superior Sew Fine to FMQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockeyrabbit View Post
    Hi-

    I was just wondering what kind of thread I should order for the new year? I have used Aurifil, but the stores around here no longer carry it. I see connecting threads has thread on sale, but I don't want tons of lint and build up. Looking for a nice overall thread I can purchase in a bunch of neutral colors.

    Happy Holidays, JC
    I have ordered just about every thread set that Connecting Threads has for sale and I absolutely LOVE IT!!!!!!I can use this thread on my domestic and Long arm sewing machines with NO issues at all! i dont even look anywhere else anymore for thread because i like it so much !(And the prices are great too!)
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    I use Superior Bottom Line for all my piecing. Use it in the bobbin & as top thread. I buy it at Paducah & Houston at the quilt festivals on the 3,000 yd cones. LOVE IT!!! Really loads the bobbin & has no linty buildup in the bobbin race. I have even used it for straight line quilting on donation quilts. I get the cones in neutrals & buy smaller spools for the quilting. Give it a try - you can get it online. Merry Christmas!

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