Member since 9/20/11
Date: 12/29/12 4:07 PM
I've heard about use a good quality thread for optimum machine performance. What brands are the best to use for reduced linting, etc.?
Member since 8/14/05
Date: 12/29/12 8:40 PM
Here is the main thread on thread:
But if you search you will find lots of mention of various threads. The more common good brands are Mettler, Gutermann, Coats & Clarke's, and for quilting, Superior Threads, Connecting Threads and cotton and polys in the three first named brands. There are also great threads from Signature brand, Aurofil, etc., etc. Many brands are discussed in the main Thread Thread here! Good luck. I usually use mettler Metrosene, Gutermann of C&C. For quilting I like the above named brands - practically all of them work for me. What you do not want to do is buy some no-name thread that is cheap out of a huge discount bin at the dollar store. :)
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Member since 12/3/06
Date: 12/29/12 9:50 PM
Madeira and Robson Anton. If you can find them without having to order online.
Coats & Clark is not a better quality when it comes to machine embroidery and neither is Sulky.
Buy the basic colors and then add more colors as needed. Buying thread kits can leave you with colors you may never use.
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Member since 2/8/09
Date: 12/30/12 4:33 AM
I love buying the smaller thread sets that some of the companies offer on sales. I buy a set that contained a few colors that I need immediately and get a few bonus colors to stash. It's a nice way to gently build a color collection. Plus if I don't like them I am not stuck with a huge investment.
I started with Rayons and now am growing my Cottons.
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Member since 5/28/07
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 12/30/12 7:07 AM
Thread is one of those topics where everyone has had different experiences so opinions vary.
Then there is the whole issue of whether you get what you pay for or it's all coming out of a couple of factories and being rebadged.
Factor in the number of times people say there machine is thread picky and it can be really hard to get any idea.
No machine I've ever had has been thread picky beyond the adjustments for metallic it's never been an issue.
For embroidery I use Madeira, metrosene, r&a, because that is what is stocked in the LQS and its relatively expensive. I've also used a melody and marathon which are cheaper and I can't see any difference in quality.
So I would say don't buy solely based on price because its no guarantee better to experiment with different brands in small spools till you are happy with what you have.
I think superior thread puts a lot of info on their website and I love their prewound bobbins or my hq and the sample pack I got from them very nice put no bargains there.
It seems like so many places come out with there own thread cheaper you wonder if there can be any real difference other than mark up
Member since 11/3/10
Date: 12/30/12 10:02 AM
I love Floriani threads and use them all the time for embroidery. I use Connecting threads for quilting and regular sewing.