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Thread: What do you think of "Connecting Thread's" thread?

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    What do you think of "Connecting Thread's" thread?

    I love their fabric but am interested in what you think of their thread if you have used any. I so which blend do you use most often?
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    It really depends on your machine. My machine didn't like it. My machine loves Aurifil and Wonderfil threads.

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    If you do a search, you will find many "threads" on this topic (pardon the pun). The general consensus seems to be that some like it for the price, and some don't because it's quite linty.

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    I like it. I don't find it lintier than any other brand of cotton out there and I use gutterman and mettler as well. I have a brother and a babylock and they don't mind what threads I throw at them. Some machines are fussy about thread which I am still not sure why. If I pay hundreds of dollars for a machine it better use what thread I want it to use.

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    I like it also. I use the 100% cotton in my Tin Lizzie. Interestingly, I just finished a quilt with my first wool batt and the amount of lint was way down. I'm wondering how much of the lint that accumulates is from the batt vs. the thread...
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    I've used it alot . I liked it , but then got a couple of bad spools, that had knots towards the middle of the spool.

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    I did buy one spool of the cotton thread. It looks thicker to me too. I will give it a try in a bobbin since my every day Brother machine I has the canister where you put a spool of thread in it. Their spools are way too tall to fit inside that. Maybe it will work well in my new Nouvella 1500s machine. I'll have to check that out too.
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    I haven't used it in years, but when I did, I found that the Connecting Threads cotton thread was too linty. The thread even looks fuzzy on the spool. Used Mettler silk-finish cotton thread for many years, but last year finally tried a spool of Aurifil 50wt. What a difference! I now use it for both piecing and quilting. It is much smoother and less linty than any other cotton thread I have tried, plus it is finer so a lot more fits on the bobbin.

    I never tried CT's polyester thread; that might be good.

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    I don't have a problem with it. I normally use Aurifil because when piecing the 2 threads makes a difference in the accuracy of the seams and total block. I tried Connecting Threads for the price then read the reviews on here and contacted the co. They said they stand behind their products and that if anyone ever has a problem to let them know and they'll take care of it. I didn't notice it being any more linty than others that I use. I agree with another post; I paid thousands for my machine and it should (and does) use any thread that I put to it.
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    It creates a lot of lint, but other than that it's good thread. I use it a lot for piecing. But it's too linty to put on my long arm. While the quilt is loaded, it's tough to get in there to clean the bobbin area out.
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    CMy Grand Quilter loves the Connecting threads thread.....it hated Coats and Clark and would break it and pile it up in a heap of lint.....but no problem with CT

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    It sews fine on my Janome and Brother, but is way too linty for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeysnana View Post
    It sews fine on my Janome and Brother, but is way too linty for me.
    Are all their blends very linty?
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    I don't find it linty. For the price, I can't complain.
    I clean my bobbin case every two bobbin changes. Is that too much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I like it. I don't find it lintier than any other brand of cotton out there and I use gutterman and mettler as well. I have a brother and a babylock and they don't mind what threads I throw at them. Some machines are fussy about thread which I am still not sure why. If I pay hundreds of dollars for a machine it better use what thread I want it to use.
    I agree with you. My Janome uses any thread and I, too, don't see where CT cotton thread is any lintier than any other thread.
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    Yes, I've used the Essential thread from CT, on a flannel quilt to boot. It posed no problems, but then I tend to clean out the bobbin area frequently. I'll be using it again in the future.
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    I love CT threads - I keep thinking I have all the colors and then they come out with more!

    I like the polyester CT PRO, too - it's on the fine side, a little bigger than Bottom Line. Bottom Line is shiny, PRO is matte. PRO costs much less than the Bottom Line. They're both good strong threads though and I use them in the needle as well as the bobbin. I piece and quilt with it, but if I remember correctly, it's difficult for hand sewing - although it looks beautiful and melts right into the applique, it tangles terribly!

    Their regular 50wt 3-ply Essentials is great. I don't think the lint it produces is much of a problem and the colors are just delicious! I use it for everything - piecing, quilting, garment sewing.

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    I use their cotton thread almost exclusively for piecing and quilting. My machines are Pfaff and I use a Viking Mega quilter. I had one spool that had a knot in it, but I've found that in other brands also.
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    It's so cheap, just buy a spool or two and give it a shot!

    That's what I did, and I like it quite a bit. Yes, it's lintier than Aurifil, and thicker, but you really can't beat the price and color selection. I love Aurifil (and how much fits on a bobbin!) but it's so expensive that lately I've been reserving it for piecing and using the (cheaper, thicker) CT thread for quilting and sewing on the binding and I'm quite happy with that compromise. At least half or more of my quilts are backed in flannel so I'm used to cleaning my machine regularly; I don't need to clean it out any more often with CT thread than I would have to anyway. It's not THAT linty.

    When I bought my machine, my dealer recommended Robison-Anton thread and my machine came with a bunch of it...I think CT's thread is smoother and less linty than the R-A thread. I haven't used Gutterman (sp?) so I can't compare that one.

    I'm waiting for CT to have a sale and then I plan on stocking up on a whole rainbow's worth.

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