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wendymarie37 posted on Sat, Jun 2 2012 6:51 PM

Newbie here.  Have a brother CP7500. Bought Gutermann polyester thread for it. Seems to work fine.  But wouldn't work for a free motion class I went to, instructor said I needed to use cotton thread in a Brother to do that. 

What should I buy for everyday piece sewing?

Thanks!

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Nana replied on Sun, Jun 3 2012 10:47 PM

Jacy

Those are the colors I use most for piecing.  But I love to keep a variety of the varigateds to use for the actual quilting.  They work so beautifully.

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Aby replied on Mon, Jun 4 2012 2:16 AM

I have had good results with Aurifil cotton 50 wt. less lint and their thread doesn't seem to break like some others I have tried.

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gini replied on Mon, Jun 4 2012 9:15 AM

hi aby, welcome to the group

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Thanks ladies for the Aurifil websites. Just found some on sale.

 

 

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Ginny replied on Sun, Jul 1 2012 1:16 PM

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Terry (living in the only 'safe' area of Florida)

Are you in the center of Florida?  My folks had a place near Lake Placid, in Fla.  They aiways seemed to be away from all of the severe weather.   Ginny

 

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I use a lot of connecting threads thread for piecing.  They have it on sale for 30% off right now.  $1.74 per spool.  Superior Threads has some good 50 wt thread for piecing, too.  Gutermann is ok for piecing and is available at retail stores.

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Ginny replied on Sun, Jul 1 2012 6:52 PM

I used to love connecting threads thread.  It worked great in my older Pfaff and worked okay in my Janome, but my new Babylock Symphony showed just how much lint or short fibers there are and it keeps filling up where the bobbin sensor is.  I have switched to Aurafil threads and love them. they are far and beyond connecting threads threads.  I get much neater and less bulky seams with the aurafil.  Ginny

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Interesting to hear all the thread info.

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I was using any thread that was on sale until...Mimi gave me my Aurifil. It felt like I was sewing on a new machine.  I absolutely love it.  Thanks Mimi:)

Andrea

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Mimi replied on Fri, Jul 6 2012 8:55 PM

You're welcome Andrea.  It was my pleasure to get you hooked on the good stuff.  : )

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