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Bev posted on Sun, Jul 15 2012 8:24 PM

What is your favorite thread?  I have only pieced a few quilts for my own use. I now want to make one for a gift and

was thinking about using a different brand. I would like suggestions from other quilters. Thanks for any input.

  from TN

 

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love aurifil!

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Annie replied on Sun, Jul 15 2012 8:30 PM

I'm an aurifil fan as well

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I like Connecting threads cotton and polyester. Also, guterman,polyester for flannel.

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Kris replied on Sun, Jul 15 2012 11:16 PM

No favourite here. I use Connecting Threads cotton for machine piecing and their poly for machine quilting. Presencia 60 wt 3 ply for hand piecing and appliqué. Guterman for hand quilting. I'm going to try Aurifil 12 wt for hand embroidery.

I use other threads as well but these are the main ones I always have on hand.

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Annie replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 12:22 AM

Kris. I bought some connecting thread cotton and I find it a bit thick. Also seems to shed more lint than others. Do you have that problem at all?  

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Annie:

Kris. I bought some connecting thread cotton and I find it a bit thick. Also seems to shed more lint than others. Do you have that problem at all?  

Annie. Lots of people like it but my Viking isn't crazy about it. 

 


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Kris replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 12:48 AM

Annie:
Kris. I bought some connecting thread cotton and I find it a bit thick.

It is thick. 50 wt 3ply. However, it works fine (for me) for machine piecing. I use a thinner thread for hand piecing. Yes there's lint but I clean when I change bobbins. I can live with that. I haven't had any issues with shedding.

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Annie replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 9:30 AM

Thanks Judy and Kris,

 

Kris what type of machine do you have?  Mine is a Pfaff QE 4.0 

I think I'm going to try it for piecing only.  I found it not to work well for machine quilting.  I do have poly thread that works well for quilting 

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Nana replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 11:15 AM

Bev

My favorite is Aurifil.   I have tried gutterman, sulky, essentials from connecting threads and several others and prefer aurifil over all of them.

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Kris replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 3:57 PM

Annie,

I have a Pfaff QE 4.0 as well and a Pfaff Creative 2170. I use a Babylock QCP on a frame for machine quilting.

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Nana replied on Mon, Jul 16 2012 4:02 PM

Except I don't think Kris actually uses any of her sewing machines anymore.  They just set there to make people think she is using them.   I haven't seen any machine sewn projects from Kris in a really long time....ROFLOL

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I have a few favorites.  I like using 100 percent cotton from Coats and Clark's for piecing. I use isocord for appliqué. I also like gutterman thread.  Sulky for embroidery.

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