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Thread: thread question for mid or long-arm quilting machines

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    Has anyone ever used hand-quilting thread or machine quilting thread on your mid or long arm quilting machine? I'm talking about the 350 yard Coats & Clark's spools of thread like you can purchase at Hancock's? I know I could never use it on my domestic sewing machine, but thought it might work on the LA. Just wondering before I attempt it. :)

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    I wouldn't use hand quilting thread in any machine. It has a glazing on it that does not make sewing machines happy. I haven't tried the Coates machine sewing thread.

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    I was told not to use hand-quilting thread on my HQ, because it is made differently.

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    I have always been told not to use hand quilting thread with a sewing machine.

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    Thanks, Sadiemae....I have an HQ also. But, just wondering...where DO you use machine quilting thread....the Coats & Clark type?

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    I have several brands. I have some Maxi-lock swirls left from when I quilted on the mega quilter. It works well for me, but I have heard people say they can't or won't use it. I am on a fixed income so if I have to purchase it, I can't spend very much. I bought one spool of Essential Pro, but I haven't used it yet. The expensive threads like King Tut are wonderful, but there is just no way I have enough money to purchase them. Ebay is a good place to look. I have never used Coats and Clark.

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