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Robin posted on Tue, Nov 8 2011 6:52 PM

Hello, I am new to this website and to quilting.  My main question is what is the best thread to use in my machine to do quilting?

Thanks, Robinh in TX

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Actually, whatever works the best in your machine.  Some like cotton, some polyester. 

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Hi  Robin.  I agree with Vivian.

What part of Tx are you from?

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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Welcome Robin,

For piecing the quilt 40-50wt thread and for Quilting I usually start with at least a 40 wt thread. As for manufacturer, I agree that your machine will dictate what it likes and dislikes. My machine, BabyLock Symphony, Love Guterman and Superior threads but detests Coats & Clark.

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Welcome, Robin! The best thread is what works in your machine,but the quality of thread means a lot. Gutermann, sulky,mettler are all good. Connecting Threads has essential egyptian cotton and polyester which is wonderful. I find poly works better for me on flannel. Try different ones and you will find some work better for you. Remember, if you want the quilt to last buy good fabric and thread. HAPPY QUILTING!!! Susan

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Welcome to the club Robin.

Margaret

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Robin replied on Tue, Nov 8 2011 7:25 PM

Burnet...

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Cool.  Isn't that over by Austin?  I have a quilting friend who has family in Liberty Hill.....

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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i am 50 miles N of Houston....did you make it to the quilt festival last week?

 

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Hi Kathy,

I am from Lufkin! Small world.

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judy lee

Wow!  That is so cool!    do you still live in Lufkin? 

i grew up in Henderson.......really small world huh!

happy quilting!

CLEVELAND, TEXAS

 


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Hi Kathy,

I now live in Winter Haven ,Florida.  I haven't been home in a while . God, how I miss true southern charm and manners! I used to work in Houston and then drive back to Lufkin and work there, rough but good times!!

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gini replied on Fri, Nov 11 2011 11:35 AM

hi robin   welcome to the group

gini in north idaho

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