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    Thread Question

    I'm new to quilting, and I'm wondering what types of thread people recommend for machine piecing and quilting. Also, what colors would you recommend starting out with? Thanks for the suggestions.

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    I like thread from connecting Threads and use alot of beige.

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    I love the thread from Connecting Threads, and I use all colors. If your just starting out, I would start with neutrals.

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    I use white, cream, gray. You might want to try a few brands and see what you like best. I like Mettler, Connecting threads and have used Coats and Clark for years. Like many things in quilting it is a personal choice
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    I use a lot of light light gray from Connecting Threads.
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    I generally use Coats and Clark Dual Duty XP without any problems. I tend to use white when I am piecing and will use a dark color if the fabrics are dark. I FMQ with just about any color that tickles my fancy and the fabric tells me it will play nicely with.
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    I use white and beige for most. Just easier

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    I use light grey for almost everything as it tends to blend in. Have used Mettler for years and years but recently purchased a spool of Aurifil to try. I purchased a spool of Presencia at the last quilt show I attended to try as it is definitely less expensive.

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    I use Aurifil both gray and beige. Used to get Presencia, but now prefer Aurifil.

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    I like Star cotton thread by Coats & Clark, but it is difficult to find. I do not see a problem with using threads you might have from general sewing, particularly starting out and if you have a lot. The important thing about any of the threads you use for piecing is that they are strong, not breaking, etc. Do not use rayon. I do use the large spools of serger thread and I do use a lot of beige threads.
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    I use regular sewing thread, Dual Duty, for the piecing. Serger thread isn't as strong. It's only 2 ply as opposed to the regular sewing thread is 3 ply. I have used different brands for quilting. Who ever has the color I want.
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    I love Aurafil!!!! Used to use Connecting Threads but was too linty.
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    I use Aurifil both gray and beige. Used to get Presencia, but now prefer Aurifil.

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    Thanks for all your advice! I will check out some of the brands you mentioned and see which ones I like. I really appreciate all the advice. So far, I've used regular sewing threads for what I've done, since that's what I've had.

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    I'm aurifil all the way...light grey for piecing (50wt), and usually 40wt for quilting (whatever color goes with the quilt). Play & have fun!

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    I usually use light gray. When I taught, I used the greatest contrast I could so my students could "see" what I was doing. Now I want to be sure nothing shows
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    I use whatever color (as long as it doesn't show thru) I have for piecing because no ever sees it once the quilt is done. Sometimes it will be cotton, and sometimes poly that also doesn't matter to me for piecing. When it comes time to quilt, I like to use connecting threads cotton, but also have been known to use poly. I quilt with whatever color hollers at me and says "Use me, Use me!". And horror of horrors, the top and bottom threads may not match....LOL. I do use older thread after a strength test. I refuse to spend megabucks on thread....I simply cannot justify it.

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    I use Masterpiece by Superior threads for piecing my quilts. I use beige or lt. gray thread.

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