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Thread: "Excuse Me!" ...............

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    "Excuse Me!" ...............

    .................... or "Thread Follies".

    My wife was sewing some handles for her shopping bags she's making yesterday on her Bernina 930 using burgundy Coats & Clark's machine quilting thread when I hear her exclaim: "Excuse Me!". I came over to see what was up and she showed me this:

    Right in the middle of the spool of thread was a splice. I got a laugh out of it, but my wife didn't appreciate it. She had to re-thread the machine and then restart. She was .... um annoyed.

    Joe

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    wow. Even my cheap cheap thread I've never come across that before!

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    That is most frustrating! Luckily I haven't seen it either, but not totally surprised by it. Is she going to write to the manufacturer?

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    can you write in chinese ??

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    親愛的大衣和Clarks,線程吮吸像胡佛。



    How's that?

    Joe

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    I'm not surprise, actually. Coats and Clark has gone waaaaay down in quality and reputation over the years:< I won't use it.

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    The last time I sewed with Coats and Clark on my '70s Bernina Record 830, it made a mess. In other words, my vintage Bernina did not like it at all! I won't buy it anymore. Mine was purchased at JoAnn's and it said made in Mexico.

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    wow...that is crazy...I have heard that C&C and the connecting threads thread is really bad about splicing, but have not seen it before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennb View Post
    wow. Even my cheap cheap thread I've never come across that before!
    Coats & Clark IS "cheap cheap thread" now. Unfortunately, their quality has diminished from what it was years ago.

    And, I've seen splices in it before. Will never buy it again. I now use the many spools I have left for basting quilt sandwiches, and zig-zagging raw edges of new fabric when I'm preparing to wash it.

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    Had it happen to me also. I've also seen fabric sewn together in the middle of the bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    親愛的大衣和Clarks,線程吮吸像胡佛。



    How's that?

    Joe
    You made me chuckle Joe. Very clever. Can you translate it?
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    A sign of the times. This happened to me on a cone of Signature thread on my longarm the other day....a real bummer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    You made me chuckle Joe. Very clever. Can you translate it?
    I went to an on line language translator and typed in : Dear Coats and Clark's, your thread sucks like a Hoover.

    That's what it translated it to. Supposed to be traditional Chinese. For all I know it could say hamburgers are made of sushi.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    I went to an on line language translator and typed in : Dear Coats and Clark's, your thread sucks like a Hoover.

    That's what it translated it to. Supposed to be traditional Chinese. For all I know it could say hamburgers are made of sushi.

    Joe
    Now I am doing more than chuckling. I am laughing out loud.
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    I have never seen that before! Surprise!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mary quilting View Post
    Had it happen to me also. I've also seen fabric sewn together in the middle of the bolt.
    Many times I have bought a bolt and had it stitched together in the middle. also have had splices in my thread.

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    This is what is happening all over our great country! We are being spliced together by the Chinese, Japenese, etc! Americans need to wake up and start manufacturing at home again!
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    Yes they do, but until our government starts protecting our industries instead of sucking up to the global economy fanatics this is what we have. Although I'm curious as to where our govt thinks we will get money to buy the foreign products when we have no jobs to earn it.

    Joe

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    I also had this happen . Mine was also in the middle of the spool. Then the other day my Singer started doin crazy things. Thread breaking and knotting up on the back side of the fabric. I changed needles , I cleaned out the bits and pieces of lint and such. Then a breakthrough. I changed thread . I had been sewing with this thread for a couple of hours, then the problem. Needless to say the thread went into the trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amyjo View Post
    Many times I have bought a bolt and had it stitched together in the middle. also have had splices in my thread.
    Me too. Made me mad as an ole wet hen.
    Stitching is Meditation in Motion

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    J Miller I love your humor! You have a so good attitude. Why not?

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    I have been finding this alot lately even with Gutterman, I had one large spool, 800 miters I think, that had two knots in it. Needless to say Eloise, my Elna, was not too happy about it.

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    With the way the Bernina is designed the knot just came wiggling down in front of my wife's eyes. I'll bet she first thought it was a bug or something. I'm glad she saw it before it got into the tensioner or needle.

    I wonder sometimes if letters to the manufacturer do any good.

    Joe

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    One day when I was sewing with 100% cotton Gutterman thread purchased from Hancock Fabrics, it kept shredding in my needle (Size 12 sharp). I got so aggravated and frustrated that I yanked that spool of thread off and replaced it with another spool that I had purchased at Joann Fabrics. There was an immense difference in the lint and also the fact that the Gutterman purchased at Joann Fabrics did not shred. I started checking on the internet through google and I found that there are two different grades of Gutterman threads. One is manufactured in Mexico and the other one is manufactured in Germany. All of my Gutterman that was made in Mexico has sense been discarded in the trash can and I no longer purchase Gutterma thread of any kind at Hancock Fabrics.

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    I've never seen a splice in thread before but as a crocheter, I have come across plenty in skeins of yarn. One I know had to be a different dye lot because the color variation from one side of the knot to the other was tremendous. FYI: Dye lots in yarn is like buying a fabric one year and finding it again later only to find it doesn't match in colors although the printed pattern is the same.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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