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ls2116 posted on Mon, Dec 17 2012 1:16 AM

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.

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Diana replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 5:53 AM

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.

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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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ls2116 replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 9:56 AM

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?

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Kinsey replied on Mon, Dec 17 2012 12:22 PM

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.

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