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    Block Queen

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    In your opinion: 1) what brand of cotton thread produces the least amount of lint and 2) is polyester or cotton thread your preference for quilting (not piecing)
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    Hi

    I prefer Isacord thread for my quilting. It is a polyester thread and I have had the least hassle when fmq with this thread.

    hope this helps.


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    I've tried a few cotton threads and found that Aurifil is the least linty. I've never tried Poly thread for quilting but I'm anticipating trying it this winter on a new project.

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    I use Connecting Threads cotton to piece. On my machine, it doesn't produce too much lint. Most cotton threads I have used produce lint. I think it's their nature. I am OCD about cleaning my machines I was taught this when I bought my serger and Husky, and told I would not need much servicing. They are correct. When I do bring them in every 4-5 years, they say they are not very dirty.

    I sometimes use polyester, definetly to attach the binding and to handsew it. It's stronger. I use Coats or CT, whatever I have in e colour that matches best.

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    I use and love Aurifil 50 wt. for piecing; Isacord for quilting - both longarm and domestic.

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    I have been using random mostly cotton thread to piece but really like Masterpiece and love bottomline for bobbins on all my machines. I have also used lots of different poly thread for the actual fmq but seem to like Glide best.

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    Aurifil produces the least amount of lint of the cotton threads I have tried on my machine. I used to get it on sale at Craftsy but since they became Bluprint I haven't received any notices of sales.


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    I am a thread snob and only use Aurifil.
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    I have no idea which threads create the least lint. I know polyester creates less. For many years, I've been using 50 wt. RA cotton thread for piecing; I buy the large cones at my LQS. Of recent months, for FMQ I've been using Glide thread, which is a trilobal polyester thread, 40 wt. No lint. I think you probably could learn a lot about thread from the Superior web site.

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    I am really enjoying M* cotton thread for both piecing and walking foot quilting. It does produce some lint, but not much. I like the feel of it.

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