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Old 12-26-2009, 05:49 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 06:27 PM
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I use mettler/isacord for emb too.

I just use regular sewing thread to piece with.
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:44 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 07:41 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 07:45 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 08:11 PM
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Does that Essential thread lint much? It's very reasonable in the large cones.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:15 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 08:37 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 09:00 PM
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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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Old 12-26-2009, 09:44 PM
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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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