Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Thread from Connecting Threads >

Thread from Connecting Threads

Thread from Connecting Threads

Old 12-12-2016, 09:50 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Kimarene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Paradise, CA
Posts: 72
Default Thread from Connecting Threads

Good morning, all you quilters!

Have you used thread from Connecting Threads? It is so inexpensive compared to Aurifil thread, I am wondering how well it works for piecing and quilting.

Thanks!
Kimarene is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 09:53 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9,300
Default

I use it quite a bit. Good quality, great price. I've ordered the variegated also, which is a lot less expensive than name brand thread.
zozee is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 10:16 AM
  #3  
Junior Member
 
Ginger's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Florida
Posts: 102
Default

Yes, I use their Essential cotton thread. I have a couple of their sets and 3 of the large cotton cones. I like it very much and use this thread on both of my Brother machines. And, if you're also wondering about their fabric, it's wonderful! I buy most all my quilting needs through Connecting Threads.
Ginger's Mom is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 10:49 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Rosemere, Quebec, Canada
Posts: 304
Default

I use both their cotton and polyester threads, and I'm happy with both. I find that the cotton thread produces more lint than more expensive threads, but it's simply a matter of cleaning bobbin area more often.

I buy all my batting from CT. They have good sales regularly. Same thing for notions/tools.

Also, I find that the quality and choice of fabric has improved considerably over time. Prices are reasonable, and free shipping applies for orders over a certain amount.
Patricia Drew is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 10:53 AM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 1,895
Default

I use the cotton thread no problems with it.
pojo is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 11:19 AM
  #6  
Super Member
 
TexasSunshine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kilgore Tx
Posts: 1,883
Default

I use the large cones for piecing and LA quilting, good thread.
TexasSunshine is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 11:44 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 10,568
Default

I would stick with the Aurifil for piecing if I were you. I piece with aurifil 50wt but it is a 2 ply thread so much finer than the essential cotton by Connecting threads. If you are used to piecing with such a fine thread you probably won't like piecing with a heavier thread weight. But for the price of their thread, why don't you just order a spool to test it out.

I find it way too linty for my LA but have used it when it was the perfect color. It is a good thread for the price.
feline fanatic is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 11:48 AM
  #8  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Victorian Sweatshop Forum
Posts: 4,097
Default

I've been using the essential cotton thread for years and have never had a problem with it. Since I'm used to it getting my good scant 1/4" seam is easy for me so when I tried Aurifil I didn't like it.

Cari
Cari-in-Oly is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 11:53 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
wesing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: East TN
Posts: 2,553
Default

CT is all we use for piecing and quilting, and we love it. The only thing I would complain about is that the veriegated thread has very abrupt color changes, and the sections of each shade seem long compared to other threads. I have a quilt on the frame now using the grey, and it works for this particular quilt, but I would be very selective about using it for other quilts.
wesing is offline  
Old 12-12-2016, 12:32 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 4,498
Default

I think you will find it quite a bit thicker and lintier than Aurifil or Gutermann. I have CT thread, had to order some because of the good prices, but don't particularly like it. However, My Juki does fine with it, I just have to take off the feed plates and brush out the lint a lot more often than with the other finer threads. But for the money I think it is just fine.
Jeanne S is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LucyInTheSky
Main
55
02-27-2010 12:33 PM
katier825
Main
11
07-30-2009 08:36 AM
Knot Sew
Links and Resources
12
05-22-2008 08:01 AM
BarbC
Main
4
07-09-2007 07:08 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.