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Jill



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PostSubject: Thread   Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:55 pm

Have any of you ordered thread from Thread Art? I was ready to place an order with Connecting Threads and saw a good sale at threadart.com but wasn't sure whether to order from there or not. I have always used Gutermann from JoAnn's but was looking for a better buy.

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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:11 pm

I really like the Aurofil thread. My LQS carries it. It seems pricey at $9 a spool, but it has so many more yards of thread on it. It is thin, but strong. It also doesn't produce as much lint. The bobbin case doesn't have as much fluff in it after sewing a project.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:02 am

I have not ordered thread from them before and I guess it would have to depend on the brand??? Be careful on what you use as many threads say they are Egyptian long thread cotton, but they really are not. I have used lots of different brands of thread and have ended up using Superior Masterpiece for piecing my quilts. This thread is strong and does not have any lint build up from it. They have lots of different colors to chose from and since it is a finer thread you get more on a spool than what you might get normally. Just the fact that there is no lint build up protects your sewing machine and reduces lots of wear and tear on the machine...thus less repairs or maintenance needed.

Here is a site that has this thread on sale....
http://www.sewthankful.com/masterpiece500ydspools.html

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:53 pm

My favorite threads are both the Aurofil and the Masterpiece recommended above. I'm fussy about the lint build-up and the fineness of the thread. I sometimes use the Gutterman or Connecting Threads for machine applique because I like more thickness to my blanket stitch, but I don't want that thickness in my quilt seams. I guess I don't trust cheap thread very much - - the old story of you get what you pay for.
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:08 pm

When I took my first quilting class the instructor said to always use Gutermann thread and that is what I've used. Lately I've heard some negative things about the thread at JoAnn's. Do you purchase the Aurofil at any particular place?


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Mamu



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:52 pm

I have used Gutermann only when I didn't have my favorite to use.... I really don't care much for it and it is thicker than the other threads and also creates more lint buildup. I tired Aurofil, didn't care much for it either after I tried the Superior Masterpiece thread. So I ended up giving it all away (had purchased several spools when it had been recommended to me) but everyone has their favorite and it takes a person using several different types before they find the one that fits them.

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QuiltingCrazie



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:35 pm

wow I use Coats and Clark....Im wondering if it's ok??? Never had an issue or a favorite guess we all use whats recommended in the beginning.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:37 am

I never worry what I use quiltingcrazy . I have Gutterman, , Mettler, Superior and several others that I can't think of offhand . To my opinion they all sew the same . I wouldn't worry about it . Use what suits you . The only thing I am adamant about is that I will only use Superior Bottom Line 60wt for applique and wouldn't use anything else as I love it .

PS ...this post has been edited as something ate half of it and what wa sleft made no sense ! Sorry to any one who read it !


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Krafty Lady



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:42 am

Never tried Superior yet, don't care for Coats and Clark any more, it has gotten fuzzy over the years. love Aurofil, especially for hand applique, used Guetterman at the shop, mostly use cotton. Haven't tried many other threads though. Bad supply around here. Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:10 pm

I just clean my machine alot and use whatever thread I have or color I need...

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:54 pm

I have ordered off ThreadArt and I'm not sure I will again Jill. I haven't had any trouble with it, but I just don't plan to buy anymore from them. I would like to try the Aurofil sometime. I, like Golo usually clean my machine after every use.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:30 pm

Me too memaw. Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:11 pm

Just checked out Keepsake Quiltings threads and they have Aurifil thread. I really like the Wild Rose Collection. It's 50 wt, 2 ply and it's Marti Mitchell's colors. I didn't know she had her own colors out there, but then I don't get out much! Anyway the price for the 10 piece set was $40.00. Is that as good price for this thread?
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:24 pm

memaw4, that's a decent price. Not exceptional, but decent - especially if you cannot get it locally. Based upon our supplier's wholesale price, we'd have to sell individual spools of that size for about $4.25.

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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:40 am

Well, that averaged out at $4.00 a spool, so I did think that was reasonable. The only thing is, you couldn't buy just one spool. I wanted to do that to try it out before I bought a whole bunch incase I didn't like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:49 pm

memaw4 wrote:
but then I don't get out much!


Gee Memaw, I was thinking that you just got out last week....with your mother to Columbus, remember????????? lmao lmao lmao
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:32 pm

Jill wrote:
memaw4 wrote:
but then I don't get out much!
Gee Memaw, I was thinking that you just got out last week....with your mother to Columbus, remember?????????



Was that what that was? Funny, I thought it was a nightmare! :affraid:
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:32 pm

I use Signature most of the time. Recently, I decided to try aurofil. I got a bum (but beautiful) spool. It broke repeatedly from the pressure of threading the machine! My 30 year old threads that I finally got rid of were stronger. About 2 years ago, I needed thread in a hurry and bought some Star and some Coats and Clark. WAY too much lint.

My LQS owner did major testing for lint, tensil strength etc on several brands when she was snowed in last winter. Aurofil came out on top with Gutermann, Superior, Metzer, and Signature close behind. C&C and Star were way down from those.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Nov 02, 2011 7:17 am

Well this is a timly thread for me.....thread has been on my mind.
I have an art quilt project all fused and waiting for me to dive in and do some thread painting.
I'm wanting to shade the background with fine silk thread...I'm thinking it will become invisible yet leave shading (I'm planning on doing a dense stipple.
I've decided on Superior Komono Silk but it is pricy. Is it worth the price for what I'm trying to achieve?
Does anyone have experiance using silks for thread painting?

A word about Gutterman. It is one of two choices at Joanns and I have a lot of it as I live close to joanns and their is always that coupon. I can say I don't care for the lint build up but I have not found it unusable. I always use the 100% Cotton. I did but a spool of poly by mistake and don't care for it much.
For me the Coast and Clark doesnt seem to lint as much but feels heavier and the selection at Joanns is limited in their colors.
For hand work I use YLI Silks.....its a lovely lovely thread. this is the thread that Ellie Seinkewicz uses. It doesn't tangle.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:13 pm

I just got a $10 gc for Superior Thread so will try it out...

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:01 pm

CC I have a couple of hundred $'s worth of YLI silk [ it is expensive here ] and i have never tried it ! Silly I know , but I have been waiting for the " RIGHT ' project !!
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:00 am

Henny....dont you do a lot of hand applique (or am i thinking of someone else?)
I've not tried silks in the machine and that is my plan on this partiicular quilt I spoke about.
The silks however I've been using in hand applique. The stitches disappear.
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:00 pm

Yes I do CC and i know it is supposed to be wonderful for applique. So why don't I use it ?????
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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:34 am

I have used silk thread for hand applique and it is wonderful for that. I have never used it in the sewing machine but have heard that it is very nice. Superior threads do guarantee their threads so if it doesn't work out for you I would contact them. I would test it out on a sample first before trying it on your project. You might have to fiddle a bit with tension to get it just right. What thread will you use in the bobbin? I would recommend a very light weight thread.

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PostSubject: Re: Thread   Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:07 am

I have used silk in the machine and only remember that I liked it.... but not sure if it is what I used when I did thread painting ?????

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