Has anyone ever seen a cone of American thread co. So-Kool Thread ? I used it for completing my mq7 but now I'm wondering about it? I paid 2.50 at thrift store for it cone says 9,000 yds. Atlantic size 36 Left twist. Have no idea on content, but my machine didn't care for it.
Quilting My Rainbow
I just did a search of American Thread Co. Your thread may be old and that's why your machine didn't like it. Old thread can dry rot and break very easily. If it's on a wooden spool, that's a sign it's old. They haven't made wooden spools in many, many years. I have old wooden spools of thread that were my grandmother's and just keep them in a nice clear jar for decoration only, never to use the thread. It breaks way too easy and is way too old. Hope this helps.
Diana (Bink) in East Tn.
You mentioned it's on a cone. I wonder if it's a serger thread - in which case it wouldn't be good to use for quilting.
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MNnancy:I wonder if it's a serger thread - in which case it wouldn't be good to use for quilting.
This was my thought also. Having said that I do not know anything about this particular cone of thread, sorry.
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The cone is plastic. It probably is serger thread. Sews fine once needle is threaded but its alittle thicker than my regular gutterman. Maybe its upholtery thread?
Generally when I purchase thread on a cone I put it on smaller 'bobs' -- My machine doesn't seem to do well with large "spools" and it seems to affect the stitching (or I could be overly picky).
As mentioned, it could also be old or perhaps not made for quilting. Tough call.