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Thread: What thread do you buy for machine quilting?

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    What thread does everyone buy for machine quilting and the patchwork part of the quilt? What size?

    Stores that have Paypal would be great as that is all I have for payment.

    Thanks! :)

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    i quilt with just about anything..from clear to Masterpiece,Aurifil,Gutterman,bottomline,verigated , and everything inbetween!
    i buy threads from the LQS,Joanns or
    superior threads,
    http://www.superiorthreads.com/
    check out superior threads videos!

    redrock is another place.
    http://www.redrockthreads.com/

    i piece with a cotton, quilt with what i want. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    What thread does everyone buy for machine quilting and the patchwork part of the quilt? What size?

    Stores that have Paypal would be great as that is all I have for payment.

    Thanks! :)
    Aully, get aurifil for piecing, and superior thread (King tut) for machine quilting you will love both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by overallquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    What thread does everyone buy for machine quilting and the patchwork part of the quilt? What size?

    Stores that have Paypal would be great as that is all I have for payment.

    Thanks! :)
    Aully, get aurifil for piecing, and superior thread (King tut) for machine quilting you will love both!
    Where do you purchase it online?
    Thanks!

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    I'll have to look around

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    The red rock threads link above has pay pal...

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    and at good prices

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    This website is Canadian and is clearing out their Aurifil thread at great prices. They also take PayPal. You can buy individual spools or they have different grab bags with assorted spools.

    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.p...ction=0&page=1

    I love the 50wt. for piecing, and I've used the 40 wt. variegated for quilting. It's great thread and my machine loves it. I was using Connecting Threads and was having lots of tension and stitch problems. Once I switched to Aurifil, all the problems disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    Quote Originally Posted by overallquilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Aully
    What thread does everyone buy for machine quilting and the patchwork part of the quilt? What size?

    Stores that have Paypal would be great as that is all I have for payment.

    Thanks! :)
    Aully, get aurifil for piecing, and superior thread (King tut) for machine quilting you will love both!
    Where do you purchase it online?
    Thanks!
    King Tut is from http://www.superiorthreads.com; all the quilters who machine quilt for me use it.
    I don't do much machine quilting myself, use Bottom Line from Superior Threads when I do
    Aurifil I bought from a Canadian company, thanks to a Board member who gave us a link awhile back. Make sure you get 50wt. for piecing.
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca
    I use Aurifil, Masterpiece (superior threads again) or Bottom Line to piece.

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    I like using Maxi Lock serger thread for piecing and machine quilting. It runs in my longarm great and love it for piecing because it is a thin strong theard. The seams press much flatter and you don't get quite as much bulk where seams meet.

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    I don't have a longarm machine just a sewing machine. :)

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    I use several, just quilt on my Juki TL98QE.

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    I love the threads from Connecting Threads...they have a web site, are fast and wonderful and i have used almost all of their threads and love them they work very well in my regular machine and in the long-arm and the silk thread is a dream for hand work.

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    I use Valdani Thread for FMQ and whatever cotton for piecing I can get. I live in the boonies so I do all of my shopping online. You can order Valdani threads from their website and it is a Canadian Co. so you don't have to worry about duty etc. www.valdani.com

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    Connecting threads, Guetermann, Mettler, Star (from Coats&Clark), whatever quality thread is on sale.

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    I've progressed from piecing from Mettler, to Aurifil, to Masterpiece, and finally settled on Presencia 60wt 3 ply. It's fabulous!

    For quilting, my personal favorite is King Tut, but it's very expensive. I also love So Fine and the Bottom Line. All three are from Superior Threads.

    But you can quilt with anything. I also love using YLI, Isacord (embroidery thread, wonderful to quilt with)and Valdani, to name a few.

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    I, too, am a Connecting Threads user. Wonderful service, good prices, and my machine loves that thread.

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    I use 100% cotton thread. For piecing I get the thinner stuff and usually get a grey that blends with the majority of the fabric color, for quilting I use a lot of variegated. The one I do not buy is Aurifil. For some reason my machine does not like it and it sheds more than any of the cheap stuff I have put through it.

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