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    Where do you purchase Aurafil thread??? I do not have a quilting store anywhere near me.

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    I'm a Bottom Line fan http://www.superiorthreads.com.
    I always use it in bobbins, they last forever it's that thin.
    If I don't want it as a top thread I use Aurifil, a lovely cotton thread - seams press really flat.

    In answer to Homespun - I bought alot of Aurifil from a Canadian vendor. I've also bought from a gal in Massachusetts, can't remember her name. Try typing "Aurifil 50wt" in Google.
    I see http://www.redrockthreads.com has a good selection of the 50 wt.

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    I'm very new to quilting though I have been sewing since I was a child. Coats and Clark has been what is closest to buy but I am no longer using it. There is so much fuzz left on/in my machine- in fact my Bernina is in the shop now. I am using metrosene from my sewing machine dealer store but am also going to try aurifil based on the recommendations here.

    Thank you for the information.

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    I use all kinds and brands, never any problem, Cant afford the more expensive threads,I use too much. My elna machine is not picky either.lol. Dont notice too much lint, The only one I wont buy again is Maxey for the serger on cones, It shredded like crazy even tho I change needles frequently. Other wise, Masterpiece,C and S, etc. whencver is the cheapest good thread.

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    My machine doesn't care which thread I use, but I have ad problems with Coats & Clark.

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    I just use anything I have on hand for putting my blocks together and do not have any problems.

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    When I purchased my janome horizon they told me not to use coats and clarks thread. Of course I have tons of it, but am afraid to use it in my machine. So now I'm trying to collect a variety of "good quality" threads and am horrified by the price, and I'm confused about the different types .... polyester, cotton, etc. I'm looking for a good reasonably priced thread that is suitable for piecing, quilting and general sewing?

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    I use Gutermann for everything

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    Color won't matter, but I did read a recommendation from Nancy Zimmerman or one of the other pros to use gray thread if working with multi-colors or prints.

    Your problem HAS to be a tension problem--probably bobbin tension.

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    Make sure the thread spool doesn't have a notch at the end of spool for locking the thread when not in use. That will cause the upper thread to pull the bobbin out of the case. If this is the problem turn the thread spool over so the thread comes off on the smoother side of the spool. Do you follow? Hope so

    Good Luck

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    How do you use those big cones on a normal machine, when they are too big for the bobbin spool?

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    I have a thread stand with a cast iron base that stands beside my machine and have never had a problem with them. you can get the plastic ones at Hancock Fabrics or Jo Anns but they can be very tippy. I get the heavy ones from Clotildes or other places on line. Wouldn't sew without one. I use mainly large spools for sewing or quilting.

    Suzy

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    Thanks! I didn't know about those.

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    Aurifil is wonderful, but "So Fine" by Superior is now my favorite. (They are really comparible, but "So Fine" is a bigger cone of thread. Plus, my bobbin holds doesn't run out of thread as fast.
    My favorite colors are #487 "Helena" or #456 "Goosedown. They are greens that blend into anything... The only time I piece with another color is when I'm sewing really,really light colors. Then I use #402 "Pearl".
    You can go to www.superiorthreads.com to check out their colors.

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    If I use anything other than "Gutermann" my machine messes up. I'd like to find something a little cheaper but my repairman says "Gutermann" is the best thread on the market.

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    Hi Darlene. For some reason I do not understand but for less mess andbetter sewing the thread on the top and the one in the bobbin Must be the same; I perfer all purpose for hand sewing but for the actual hand Quilting its a lot better to use Quilting thread as its treaded and is stiffer and easy to thread. Also it helps prevent tangles in the thread. Hope this will help you.

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    I use Connecting Threads for piecing with Superior Bottom Line thread in the bobbin. Have been doing it for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nisubaker
    How do you use those big cones on a normal machine, when they are too big for the bobbin spool?


    I put cones in a weighted coffee can behind the machine. Tried 2 different stands, one wooden, the other flimsy metal - neither worked for me

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    I have a can of silicone spray that I get from marathon threads...whenever I get a spool that is not playing well, I give it a little spray of silicone..Sometimes the threads are dry and brittle...The spray helps a lot...

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    I guess I need to pay more attention to exactly how my thread is behaving. I have a variety of differnt thread, Gutterman, Mettler, C&C, Superior (which I haven't tried yet), Sulky, Robison-anton (haven't tried yet), Dual Duty, Aurifil (didn't know I had any until I just checked!) and a host of others that are quite old. I buy it when I see it on sale. The only thing I have noticed about thread is that my Janome doesn't like different thread top and bottom. Other than that ... I need to pay more attention.

    Will definately start paying more attention to the thread I use.

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    I have heard several sewing machine repair people say Coats & clarks is terrible for your machine. They say not to use it at all. I like to use Aurifil for my bobbin and Gutterman or Aurifil for the top.

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    i use dual duty and have never had a problem with it , but i did see on this forum not to long ago someone said they have changed there thread and some peoplle were having a problem with it , so far i am good with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by katiescraftshop
    I prefer gutermann thread. It seems to leave less fibers in my machine.
    Same here. I don't scrimp on my thread. If another maker has their Egyptian cotton thread on sale I might get some.

    Gutermann has never failed me.

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    i read the posts and they appeared to stray from the original question. white thread on top and dark on bottom.
    I don't believe the brand of thread makes any difference in a situation like this. One must be able to set tension exact to prevent this and would depend on a lot of factors - machine; how much thickness, pressure on the feet etc.
    So I don't believe just changing thread will solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    What brand of thread do you use when making blocks with white thread? I tried using Dual Duty white all purpose and it pulls up from the bottom bobbin If I use a different color in the top it still pulls up tightly. I also have adjusted the tension and it doesn't help. I have been using light brown for both top and bottom thread and no problems at all and it is Dual Duty also.
    I only found out last week that my Janome 6600 doesn't like 2 different weights of thread at the same time. Was just a quick repair job but the top thread wouldn't pull the bobbin thread at all. Both were 100% cotton but different weights. The more a machine does the more finicky they can be.

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