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Date: 4/13/14 11:36 PM

I have read many warnings against using threads made in China and Mexico. I have also read how many like to use Maxi-Lock in their sergers…..

so with those two thoughts in mind, I went to Hancocks today to buy Maxi-lock for my "new-to-me" serger, but when I got there, I read inside the Maxi-Lock spool: "Processed in US from China".

So now I am stumped as to what brand of serging thread to use…. Is Maxi-Lock now made in China (or has it always been?) and does that mean that I should move on to another serger thread?

I was thinking about using Toldi-Lock Gutermann thread I saw at Joanns… but I read on a blog somewhere that all Gutermann thread was made in Mexico now…..
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Date: 4/13/14 11:46 PM

Get the Maxi-lock. It's perfectly fine thread.
OR
Get the Toldi-lock. It's perfectly fine thread.
BUT
I think the Maxi-lock has larger spools and is a better deal for the price. I think.

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Date: 4/13/14 11:49 PM

Where do those experts expect the thread to be made?

Buy a few cones of the maxi and use them to test the features of your serger.

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Date: 4/14/14 0:37 AM

Check out Superior Threads So Fine! serger thread. If I remember correctly it is made in their US facility. Plus, it is great quality thread.

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Date: 4/14/14 1:02 AM

I have used both Maxi-Lock and Toldi-Lock for years without any problems.

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Date: 4/14/14 8:28 PM

Maxi-Lock from Wawak's. Learned that from these boards and haven't been disappointed yet.

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Date: 4/14/14 10:33 PM

Thanks everyone! I will definitely check out the suggestions of threads and websites!
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Date: 4/15/14 2:48 PM

JoAnn's sells Sure-Lock, made by Coats & Clark in China. Good thread too - I like it as well as Maxi-Lock, and use it on occasion for garment sewing. The pink to be specific. Not much lint on the Sure Lock either.

I use Maxi-Lock a lot and Sure-Lock too, but there is so much thread on each cone, you don't need many cones. HAHAHa....I have already overbought thread to the max.

As far as I know Superior Threads are contracted to be made in Japan in the highest quality factories with excellent quality control. Cones are pretty steep in price though.

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Date: 4/15/14 2:53 PM

The Joann's stores near where I live sell Toldi-Lock. I believe it is made by Gutermann. I think the spools are small, but the thread is fine.

ETA: I don't know where it is made and I don't really care.
ETA (2): I thought I didn't care, but I looked it up anyway. It's made in Germany. That's ok by me.
ETA (3): Ha! The website says Germany, the spool says India. I've gone back to not caring. That's my story and I'm sticking with it.

Final thought: the thread is fine.



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Date: 4/15/14 10:17 PM

Oh yes, there is Toldi-Lock, and every time I see that in JAs or the word in writing, I always add "and the three bears..." Hahahahaha......

But seriouly, sure why not? Its more expensive though, so I never picked any up.

I guess I also would match brand on all four serger spools but probably there is no reason except the pssibility of even tensions across the four threads as they wind off....probably not that big a deal. ;)

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