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Date: 3/10/06 10:42 AM

I'm new to doing decorative stitching and wanted to get a starter kit of colors. I was shopping around for polyester machine embroidery thread and came across threadart.com. Has anyone used their thread? Is it a good quality?

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Date: 3/10/06 2:30 PM

I've been in lots of embroidery groups and forums and I'd say the answer is split right down the middle. There are many who have bought threadart thread and hate it. They sent it back saying it breaks all the time and then there are many who love it. :)
I'd ask them for a sample to try it on your machine. :)
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Date: 3/11/06 0:45 AM

I'd ask for a sample or let you buy one spool to see how your machine likes it. My PC8500 and my Pfaff 7570 both can use it and I love it but I read all the time about people that hate it ..or their machine does anyway.
I think it is very dependent on your machine whether you can use it or not.

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Date: 3/12/06 11:48 AM

Don't suppose anyone knows which machines hate it...I have a Bernina and would like to know if others have had this problem ......they have good pricing but if I am going to have a problem, then it isn't worth it... Thanks

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Date: 3/12/06 2:21 PM

I don't think it is any particular machine that has had a problem with threadart.
I've heard that there customer service is awesome.
Why not try asking them for a sample and then you will know if your machine likes it. That is what I plan to do when I need thread again. :)
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Date: 3/12/06 2:42 PM

I have 2 sets of threadart thread and I love it. I do not have breakage problems at all. I have the singer futura ce-200 and my machine does well with it.

My designs look really nice stitched out with this thread.

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Date: 3/12/06 5:12 PM

I have the EMP-6 and the janome 10001 and use it on both with no problems. I have the poly set. It has a nice sheen. It doesn't seem to be the brand of machine, but rather the machine itself. It may have to do with the user as well. Some have said that changing the way they have the spool sitting has made all the difference. They do have great customer service.

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Date: 3/12/06 10:02 PM

I did some research on threadart.com and I've found they have great customer service, which is hard to come by anymore unfortunately. I bought a small package of thread from them on eBay to try it out.

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Date: 5/17/06 5:40 AM

I'm getting ready to buy embroidery thread - I want to get a good size set so I have lots of colors on hand since I don't have a local source. This brand intrigued me because you can get a huge set of 1000mm spools for around $200. on ebay, but I really wanted to check out how it stitched out. I ordered 3 spools each of Threadart, Madeira and Robison Anton in white, red and black. I included black because judging from what I've seen on the message boards, this can be the one that breaks the easiest due to the difficulty in the dyeing.

This morning, I stitched out identical designs using the black in each brand. Then I used the white and red in the same design (it's a two color design, so this let me try out these colors). In judging the way the designs stitched out, the Threadart thread had no breakage at all, but it didn't seem to fill quite as good as the Robison Anton or Madeira. It's almost as though it isn't quite 40wt. It isn't a whole lot of difference, but it definitely isn't quite as pretty as the other two.

In comparing between the Robison Anton and Madeira, I think the Robison Anton might be a teensy bit prettier, but only a teensy bit; but I did experience breakage with the RA red thread twice. I decided that my needle might be the culprit, so I changed needles and had no thread breakage after that. IF I could get a thread set of the Robison Anton that wouldn't break the bank, I'd probably go with that one, but I think I'm going to get one of the Madeira thread chests on Ebay - there are a couple of sellers that have some really good deals. The Madeira spools are only about 220mm, so I may run into situations where I'll have to order extra if I'm going to do something really good sized, but this should give me a good start.

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Date: 5/17/06 10:17 AM

Glad to see some experimenting going on here. Well, I bought the Threadart thread and I've used it with my brand new embroidery machine (yay!!!). Looks great and hasn't broken on me. I love the way it looks.

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