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Date: 1/23/14 10:32 AM

I just purchased a brother 1250d embroidery machine. They told me not to use coats and Clark thread. I purchased exquisite which works great but is pricey. On line metro is on sale for .75 per roll. Why the major difference. Is one thread better than the other.

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Date: 1/23/14 10:58 AM

I've used coats Clark embroidery thread in
My machine . I have a pfaff vision and a 2140
Machine they work just fine in it.
I would buy some spools of each.
Give them a try.

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Date: 1/23/14 11:01 AM

Are you looking for sewing thread or embroidery thread?

I have used C&C sewing thread for many, many years and their embroidery thread for about 8 years.

C&C as well as Sulky brands of machine embroidery thread in black are weak and tend to shred if there is a lot of area to be covered with this color.

For machine embroidery, I prefer Madeira brand machine embroidery thread. But I also use Sulky if I already have the color I need. Same for C&C.

Mostly you need to be aware of the bobbin size the machine uses as well as the embroidery bobbin thread weight (both are addressed in the manual).

With any brand or model of sewing or embroidery machine that has the drop-in/horizontal bobbin, this area needs to be cleaned often. Check the maintenance section of the manual for the proceedure. It may be awkward at first, but will become easier each time it is done.

Enjoy the new machine, but take the time to apply each step of the manual as you learn each feature.

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Date: 1/23/14 11:08 AM

My mom always says to always buy good thread - otherwise you waste a lot of time rethreading broken thread and your clothes don't last. Our thread conversations never really went beyond that though so I'll be watching to see what others have to say about what makes a good thread and other than going by price, how do we know?

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Date: 1/23/14 11:19 AM

I've used C&C thread both for sewing and for embroidery without any problems.

I'm surprised to hear your Brother dealer told you not to use it. Usually the Pfaff and Bernina dealers say not to use C&C. Ha! What sort of thread does your Brother dealer sell? I bet that's the kind they want you to purchase.

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Date: 1/23/14 3:03 PM

I was mainly looking for embroidery thread but will also need sewing thread.
I appreciate the input

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Date: 1/23/14 3:06 PM

Dealer sells exquisite. They said c & c had a coating that would build up in the system

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Date: 1/23/14 3:20 PM

Coats and Clark polyester embroidery thread (sold at places like Joann Fabric's and even Walmart sometimes) is the same thing, thread wise, as the commercial much larger cones of Coats Sylko thread, that factories and Commercial embroiderer's with multiple needle and multiple head embroidery machines often use too. So, if someone does not like it a particular machine, that could be, but if so, it's not because it's cheap or badly made thread at all either.

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Date: 1/23/14 3:26 PM

I don't mind spending more for embroidery thread. When I started, I thought the machine would suck the thread up by the pound, but it really doesn't. I'd bought a few C&C colors in the beginning thinking I was saving money.

Now, I can see a real difference when I need to use a C&C color in the middle of my embroidery. It's used less and less because the edges of the design aren't as clean as when I stick to the Mettler and Isacord threads. I have some Sulky that I don't think I have a problem with, but they're mostly metallic and don't match the other threads anyway.

Metrosene isn't made for embroidery (and it's more expensive than the embroidery thread), but sometimes I really like its matte look. Especially for tone on tone designs on things like linen. That's a personal preference.

I try to not mix thread types in any one design. At first I didn't care, but now that makes my left eye twitch.

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Date: 1/23/14 4:19 PM

AND, Brother actually recommends C&C bobbins for their multi-needle machines.

As to being coated, a lot of brands (including pricey ones) are coated with something, usually silicone.

I have picked up one spool of this when I was in desperate need of a certain color and couldn't make the trip, or wait for mail order, it seemed fine to me.

The thing is, C&C is actually quite expensive is purchased in small quantities.

Just see what works best in your machine.

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