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    Thread from Conmecting Threads

    Has anyone purchased their threads? If so, what do you think of it? Thanks for your opinions.

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    Lots and LOTS and love it! The cotton thread for piecing, the Essential Pro for my long-arm. The Essential Pro is a 70-weight so it doesn't overpower the piecing or fabrics, just sinks in nicely.
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    I buy it all the time and love it! So many colors to choose from and doesn't leave as much lint IMHO.

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    I have purchased a lot of thread from them and love it.

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    Just bought a set this past December. Love it and the spools go on and on and on.....

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    A lot of people like it. Once I tried Aurifil, though, I haven't tried any other threads.

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    Thanks for your input! I like the price and color selection but didn't want to buy without asking for opinions.

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    Thread is like shoes. Not everyone likes the same pair, and different shoes are better suited for different surfaces. So there are two qualifiers to "liking" thread - *you* like it AND it works well in your machine. Some machines can be just as finicky about thread as we are about shoes.

    I bought a bunch of CT Essential spools and me and my machine both hated it, so much so that I used only a few yards of 3 colors and traded it all away.

    1) Far too much fuzz 'debris' coming off of it. At one point a huge clump fell off the needle and before I could stop I quilted it to my quilt. At this point I had only used no more than 5 yards of thread!!! I could even make a lot of fuzz just by skimming it through my fingernails.
    2) Thread shredding one ply only - tried several needles - not a needle problem.
    3) I found the appearance dull and without any luster at all.

    In short, I found it to be a thread of inferior quality.

    that said - there are plenty of people who do love it - which is how I was able to trade the 10 spools that I had.

    I suggest that you buy ONE spool and try it. If you and your machine both like it, then buy more. I made the mistake of buying a lot for a project and not being able to use it because both me and my machine hated it.
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    I like it. I used Gutterman Thread before, and I like Connecting Threads just as well. It is more linty, but I just clean my machine more often. The spools just go on and on. Can't beat that!! I bought it on sale and only paid $1.74 a spool. My machine, a Janome, likes it too.
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    I have and I love it when they go on sale.
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    i love mine!!! works great in the juki on the frame and i also use it for piecing. so many pretty colors
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    Too linty for me. I bought one spool and cleaned up aqua lint continuously, but tried an ivory just to be sure - yup - same thing - just a different color.

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    They are having a "last chance" sale on 3 thread sets containing 15 different colors. The new sets only have 10 colors.

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    I have purchased it, but it seems I have to clean the bobbin area more with this thread, more fuzzies.

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    It is all I use, I really like it, and the price is right too. I think some of their collections are on sale now.

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    I thought it was very linty, love Aurafil!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    A lot of people like it. Once I tried Aurifil, though, I haven't tried any other threads.

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    I know you saw my post. So, you know how I feel about it. My Janome likes it and you can't beat the price. Yes, it is linty. But, I haven't found anything I like better.
    Happy Quilting.

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    I've never bought any because my girlfriend did and hated it. She complained it made a ton of lint. I have Aurifil thread I bought which was $10 a spool, and I feel the same way about it---it makes alot of lint. I'm using it up, but I won't be buying any more.

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    i have been using their threads for some time now- and like them- prices are good- great color selection- and my machines seem to like them- i use the cottons for sewing with the domestic machines- the machine quilting polyester threads for long-arm & the silks for applique- i like them all
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    I didn't like it.
    I'm devoted to Aurifil or Prescenia as top thread and Bottom Line in the bobbin.

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    I use the Cotton Essentials on my Janome and my Bailey. It creates some lint but so has every other cotton thread I have tried. The color choices are great! I can usually piece and quilt two bed sized quilts with one of the small spools. Plus...you can't beat the price, customer service and free shipping with a $50 purchase.
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    I use it but it is a bit linty!

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    I've bought 3 sets of their thread. I've used several colors and, yes, they are a little linty but isn't all cotton thread? Is there a brand out there that doesn't make lint?
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    I said no because of the lint, but I've never used any other all cotton thread so that may be an interesting question. I used the old C & C poly covered cotton for years and then Gutterman. My Elna liked both of those and she's a little fussy. I will have try another brand and see. CT isn't bad thread other than the lint.

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    I use it on my vintage machines only (as it was gifted to me), but I won't use it on my expensive, computerized machines. The lint that comes off CT thread is worse than any other thread I've ever used. My vintage machines I can and do maintain and clean myself, so no big deal. But with the cost of maintenance on computerized machines...no way.

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