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jrcgj posted on Sat, Feb 23 2013 11:59 AM

I'm starting to piece but I'm having trouble with the thread. I'm using Gutermann extra strong. I've been told it is to thick for what I'm doing. someone please help.

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Nancy ,I have 7 cones myself ,and this is the big  cones .of grays 1 lt blue ,black coupe of tans  ,I tried to stay with netural colors. I didn't get any withe ,I don't use it much anymore .I really love how smooth this thread is to work with .and My  Mimi loves it ....Barbara

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Are you piecing by hand or machine?  I'm not a fan of Gutterman thread and the only thread I've never been able to find the weight on their spool.  Aurifil is a great brand, but my favorite is Presencia 60/2 or 50/3.  The 60/2 is a thin, very strong 2 ply thread that helps with an accurate seam -- stronger than some of the 50 wt. threads that are on the market because of the twist.  I use YLI Select for hand piecing.  It's a 40/2 (not to be confused with quilting thread 40/3) and does not tangle.  The downside is that it's difficult to find and doesn't come in a lot of colors. 

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ls2116 replied on Sat, Feb 23 2013 6:17 PM

Check you needle size and are you wanting thread for machine or hand quilting?

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Jane Seybold:
but my favorite is Presencia 60/2 or 50/3

Jane, I've heard very good things about this thread, but as you said, it's difficult to find... at least in my small town.


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Kris replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 1:22 AM

Jane Seybold:
Aurifil is a great brand, but my favorite is Presencia 60/2 or 50/3.  The 60/2 is a thin, very strong 2 ply thread that helps with an accurate seam -- stronger than some of the 50 wt. threads that are on the market because of the twist. 

I love Presencia as well. I first got it as a sample in my QCA welcome package. My LQS now sells it so I don't have to order online. I like the 60/3 or hand piecing and the 50/3 for machine piecing. I like it over Aurifil because of the three ply to Aurifil's two.

The 50wt comes in a ton of colours. Try Red Rock Threads.

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Joni replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 12:11 PM

What is glide thread????

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Joni replied on Sun, Feb 24 2013 12:12 PM

Welcome jrcgj

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