which Brand of thread is the best?

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Kathy posted on Sat, Oct 29 2011 10:59 PM

Hi Everyone,

I have a question for anyone with an opinion. Should cover everybody. I have been reading about buying the best that you can afford in fabric, machines, and...........thread. So...which brand of thread is the best. From what I understand, egyptian cotton thread is the best kind of thread due to the long staples and that it will hold up better. But I am scratching my head when I go to the different stores and look at all the quilting sites and try to figure out which brand to buy. Any thought on this folks?

 

Thanks,

Kathy


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Renee replied on Fri, Aug 26 2016 3:20 PM

The two brands I use are Gutermann and Essential Quilting.  I used Essential for piecing and sewing and Gutermann for hand-quilting.  You can get Gutermann at Joann Fabrics as well as pretty much any quilting shop.  Essential Quilting thread I've only been able to find online.  My mother gave me a HUGE tin full of them, but I haven't been able to find the brand at any store within 100 miles of my location.  My mother uses both brands, and has been for about 20 years now.  I highly recommend both.

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Mz M replied on Fri, Aug 26 2016 6:14 PM

I think it depends on what your machine likes. Mine only likes Gutterman. I use it for hand sewing as well.  I have tried other threads in the machine but the stitches aren't as nice and when JoAnns has a 50% off coupon, if I don't need anything else, I will buy thread.

 

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Speaking of thread..... Is there anywhere I can go to find out about thread weights?  What does 30wt. mean? I know here are other numbers as well.  How do I find these numbers when I am shopping for thread?

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Luann,

SuperiorThreads.com is an excellent source for thread information. 

http://www.superiorthreads.com/education/understanding-thread-weight-system

That's just their info on weight. If you go to their site and click on Education Articles at the top of the page, you'll find so much more there.

I use only Superior Threads in my domestic machines and my longarm. I love all of their products.

 

Oh... and welcome to QCA!

 

 

 

 

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Your comments were very helpful.  I have been sewing since I was about 12 and embroidering for about13 years.    However, I am a beginner quilter.  I am going to try Aurifil.  I hope it will help.

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Your comments were very helpful.  I have been sewing since I was about 12 and embroidering for about 13 years.    However, I am a beginner quilter.  I am going to try Aurifil.  I hope it will help.

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Your comments were very helpful.  I have been sewing since I was about 13 and embroidering for about 13 years.  I also have Bernina machines.  However I am a beginner quilter.  I am going to try Aurifil.  I hope it will help my quilting.  

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carol44 replied on Tue, Dec 27 2016 10:51 PM

What brand machine are you using? I tried to find a thread cap for a Gammill but haven't found one.

Your information is so valuable. Thank you.

 

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Your comments were very helpful, thanks :)

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Carey replied on Thu, Feb 2 2017 8:32 PM

I prefer aurifil thread cotton for all my quilting and yes I will go out of the way to order it online from other places or go to my specialty quilting store to buy it :) It just seems to work better in my machine as I only have a europro machine or whatever it is called.

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Kwong661 replied on Thu, Feb 16 2017 12:27 PM

King Tut is beautiful but shreds and breaks horribly!  Hope this helps!

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Kwong661 replied on Thu, Feb 16 2017 12:29 PM

Aurifil is great.  Isacord is made by Bernina.  I love both!

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