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Thread: What thread do you use?

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    Senior Member magnolia's Avatar
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    I currently am using Mettler thread for piecing and quilting (except one that I used embroidery thread by accident). The Mettler is about $6.70 for a spool, which adds up. Does anyone recommend a thread that is just as good but cheaper? Thanks.

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    I use mettler/isacord for emb too.

    I just use regular sewing thread to piece with.

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    I use Coats and Clarks 100% mercerized cotton in the 1200 yard spools. I buy it at JoAnn's when they have their half price sale. I usually buy several spools in shades of ecru and gray. I've heard other people say they don't like C&C but it works just fine for me.

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    I really like Robinson Anton thread. I buy it on-line in 3,000 yd spools (50 wt)cotton. It runs me about $4.33 per 1,000 yds. It does not lint like most other cotton threads I've used. I use it to piece and quilt.

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    I like Robinson Anton thread and have lot of the big cones. I use Connecting Threads Essentials thread the most. It's on sale now too so I stocked up on the cones for piecing. The thread sets are very nice and my machine likes it.
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/thr...g_threads.html

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    Does that Essential thread lint much? It's very reasonable in the large cones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia
    I currently am using Mettler thread for piecing and quilting (except one that I used embroidery thread by accident). The Mettler is about $6.70 for a spool, which adds up. Does anyone recommend a thread that is just as good but cheaper? Thanks.
    Connecting Threads has good thread and their prices are awesome.

    www.connectingthreads.com

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    Wow, I just looked at connecting threads. I cannot believe how much cheaper it is and you get more than twice on a spool than I was getting before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnolia
    Wow, I just looked at connecting threads. I cannot believe how much cheaper it is and you get more than twice on a spool than I was getting before.
    Don't forget to sign up for their specials. They have some great ones!! :D

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    When linting became a real issue for me, I tried Presencia and loved it...thin, strong, and virtually lintless.

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    I like yli-thread for quilting, for patching I use everything thats on sale.

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    For piecing and/or sewing I use Gutterman and wait until Joann's has there 50% off to buy it. A lot of people like Connecting Threads thread and I bought a box of that in assorted colors. My machine does not like that thread so I have given up using it. When I embroider I buy Janome thread from my dealer.

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    I use the coats and clark mainly cause I can get it at Wal-mart..I don't live close to a fabric store so I have to get what I can find...I have a question on the subject of thread? What do you use when you are doing a hand embroidery quilt...? I have been just using regular DMC thread..but before I get too far on it just wanted to know if that is ok?

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    I'm a Gutermann girl. Or should I say my machine is a Gutermann gal? No other thread keeps my machine happy. If lint is an issue--stick to polyester. The one who sold me my Babylock said she won't let cotton threads on her machines when folks come for classes--too linty.

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    i've used coats and clark for years and years. i've never had trouble with it

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    I have been using the Connecting Threads thread for piecing and on the quilting machine and I have had no problems with it...

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    I was taught to use cotton thread on cotton fabric.
    It's getting harder and harder to find around here!
    I bought some Mettler mercerized cotton. It works fine in my machine, but seems quite thick.

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    I use Coats & Clark thread consistently. I have tried the better threads but my machine doesn't seem to appreciate them.

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    I have hand quilted several items with the Mettler and I really like it. But I was also wondering what other people use for hand quilting? It seems to me that it is hard to find thread that is specifically for hand quilting...just curious :?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candela59
    I have hand quilted several items with the Mettler and I really like it. But I was also wondering what other people use for hand quilting? It seems to me that it is hard to find thread that is specifically for hand quilting...just curious :?:
    My LQS carries YLI made specifically for hand quilting -- it's just lovely to use. The only problem is they only carry it in white or off white. I guess I'll have to see if anyone else carries different colors... :D

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    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
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    Maybe I'll have to shop here when I want colors :D Has anyone used this site???

    http://www.redrockthreads.com/yli-th...ing-thread.asp

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    Nope! But I'm about to pop over there and take a look :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce

    My LQS carries YLI made specifically for hand quilting -- it's just lovely to use. The only problem is they only carry it in white or off white. I guess I'll have to see if anyone else carries different colors... :D
    I use YLI silk thread for hand applique. I highly recommend this site for price and quick delivery. The lady who runs it is very nice too. She can get any color made in spools or cones.

    http://www.textileart.com/YLI100.php...9ucu81qp10ard1

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    Presencia floss does not bleed ever. DMC floss some colors will bleed or rub off on the fabric. Everyone has some DMC floss laying around and it's used the most for hand embroidery but test the strong colors first to be sure there is no bleeding. I have used fine crochet thread for embroidery and I noticed some decorative quilting thread would be good embroidery thread but there isn't the selection like in floss colors.

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    The only thread that will not lint one teeny tiny piece of lint is silk thread. If you haven't tried machine quilting or handwork using silk then you have to try it. I won't use any other to hand appliqué. Connecting Threads has silk applique thread kit on sale. It's the best price I've seen in a long time.

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