|Janet M||13/07/2012 00:35:48|
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I have come up with yet another poser for you all.
THREAD and I don;t mean this thread I mean the type you sew with.
What type is your favourite, do you lean to plain thread or is variegated your favoured choice.
Not sure if I can ask which brand on here, but what the heck I can only get sacked once!!!!!
Which is your favourite brand of thread??
Do you ever use Monofilament thread on your quilts?
I love thread you can never have too muh is my motto, cannot wait for the FoQ, am going to give Barnyarns a bit of stick for their threads...just gorgeous and all waiting for me......
Edited By Battyjan on 13/07/2012 00:37:31
|rosemary Rosenfeld||13/07/2012 00:44:07|
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Mostly it depends but I DO love variegated ones, and metallics and........... well really ALL of them!
|Claire Bear||13/07/2012 07:32:46|
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I love gutermann thread and use lots of it. I have tried using rayon thread in my machine for decorating postcards and after some adjusting, managed to get it to work.
I have a lovely metallic thread but my sewing machine just chews it up. Wonder if my tensions are wrong?????
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I love all thread, but variegated is my favourite every time!
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I used to use Gutterman, I still do if I need the right colour, but Coats Duet has a good quality cotton thread which my machine adores. The Gutterman Variagated Cotton 30 weight threads are wonderful. For machine piecing my blocks I use my large spools of 5,000 metres neutral beige cone of thread.
Claire....if you use metallic threads be sure you are using a Metallica needle....makes a big difference on the stress on the thread.
Also went to a thread class a couple of weekends ago....and had a play day with Mettler threads....just love their variagated ones....good quality.
|helen G||13/07/2012 10:28:33|
|542 forum posts|
For choice I use Gutterman thread and really like YLS variagated. Helen.
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Variegated every time for me! Unless I use invisible which I do sometimes, but variegated of any good make I love
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Variegated,,, lovely. The right one really shows up well on quilting!!
|Carol B||13/07/2012 16:57:41|
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I love all thread, my machine loves Superior, YLI and Gutterman.
I have used monopoly thread on a quilt, it did a good job but you need really good light to be able to see the thread ( or a strong pair of glasses). But be warned - do not drop the reel on the floor - the tangle is unbelievable!
I do like varigated threads as they add extra interest.
Not to be out done by Jan, I thought I would add a piccie too - my DH sneakily discovered my Barnyarns website and these appeared for me at Christmas
I will also be visiting them at the FoQ
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hi, I love threads, all the colours!!! a feast on the eyes!!!
I used to be a buyer of a haberdashery department and so got the chance to try (freebies) lots of threads and speak to the manufacturers. Got all the shade cards - still!!
Years ago I used Sylko but found that my machine was happier with Gutermann, use cotton for general piecing. Machine quilting I use Gutermann Sulky cotton 30 both plain and varigated, depending on the colours of the fabric and the design. Also use it for some machine embroidery but mostly on postcards I use Madeira Rayon, got their chest with all the colours.
On monafilments I use Madeira one, smooth and soft, other than trying to thread the needle (can't see it) it is a great thread.
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