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Old 02-06-2010, 07:48 PM
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Has anyone out there used Robison Anton thread? There is a great sale going on at Redrock Threads for $1.25 spool. I just wonder how good it is.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:12 PM
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It's not one that I've tried, but that is a great price.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:23 PM
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I bought a set of Robison Anton Super Poly 700 yard mini spools last summer. My machine likes it and I use it to machine quilt with no problems. I have ordered from Red Rock and the service is excellent.
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I just used some for the first time - it stitches beautifully. However I didn't like the lint it left.
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:15 AM
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Robison Anton cotton is the only thread I use. it is reasonably priced and my professional machine loves it. It is a little linty but I clean my machine after or before each use. It really isn't an issue.

That is a great price!! Get as much as you can.

I havnt ever used rayon. But I woulod like too. Is it used for FMQ quilting? I am a purist and love the thought that my quilts are 100% cotton. But I am thinking about rayon.
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:02 AM
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I think you can be a purist and still use rayon thread - usually the rayon is used for decorative stitching or for the quilting itself. Its not usually used for piecing. Because it is shiny it highlights the stitching more and makes a nice contrast to the fabric.

Robinson Anton is a good company and makes a number of varieties of thread - often the rayon and polyester is popular with machine embroidery sewers.
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Thanks for all your input. It looks like they charge $4.00 shipping no matter how much you order (if I read it right) and yes it is a great price. I think I will send in my order today.
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Originally Posted by fabric=fun
I think you can be a purist and still use rayon thread - usually the rayon is used for decorative stitching or for the quilting itself. Its not usually used for piecing. Because it is shiny it highlights the stitching more and makes a nice contrast to the fabric.

Robinson Anton is a good company and makes a number of varieties of thread - often the rayon and polyester is popular with machine embroidery sewers.
Thanks for the info. If it shows stitching, I think I'll practice a little more first. I do well enough, but not that well yet. :)
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I love rayon thread for the sheen but I think for a quilt that will be used on a bed or a throw it is not strong enough.
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