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Date: 11/23/12 9:14 AM

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Date: 11/23/12 10:59 AM

You are an Enabler!!

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Date: 11/23/12 1:46 PM

I already put 2 groups of fat quarters in my basket. Now for thread...

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
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Date: 11/23/12 9:16 PM

I just ordered 5 spool of threads. I chose fawn, clover green, taupe, corn silk and carmel. All but the clover green are in the beige/tan family. The spools are double mercerized cotton, 1200 yds per spool, 50/3 and $2.49 each.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 11/28/12 5:23 PM

I got my order today I placed on Black Friday. I ordered Fawn, Corn Silk, Taupe, Carmel and Clover Green. All but the Corn Silk are much darker than expected.

If anyone decides to buy CT thread, look at the outside of the spools online and not in the center where is it much lighter. The colors are much truer to the right side of the online sample. If I had done this, I would have order lighter colors. Still, I now have a good color sampling of medium browns and one light brown. I was hoping for beiges...

I have not tried the thread yet, but many on PR love the thread and that makes me happy to have it. I will enjoy using it. 1200mm vs the 250mm spools for nearly the same price.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 11/28/12 7:26 PM

I love the colors of CT thread, and it is very nice to sew with, in my opinion. I might mention that if you don't have a perfect match between thread and fabric it is better to use a darker color of thread, so you may end up being very pleased with the ones which came.

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Date: 11/28/12 7:54 PM

Thank you. That makes me feel better.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 11/28/12 10:48 PM

I'm still waiting for my order. Fedex tracking says maybe Dec 1st? Wasn't. Big order.

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Date: 12/1/12 4:29 PM

YAY! Got my order the flannel should make nice backing fabric and the price was great. I think the custard thread is pretty good color for piecing too

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Date: 12/1/12 4:36 PM

Where did your order ship from?? I was expecting mine today and Fedex finally filled in their info...It won't be here until next Thursday!! They are shipping it from Ohio!!??? So they shipped it from Vancouver, Wa to Ohio and now back to Washington??? I can walk to Vancouver faster than that!
I've written to them but don't expect to hear until Monday...

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