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Aug. 24th, 2007 @ 07:45 pm thread
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Hi i have the Janome Memory Craft 350E. Has anyone used the Coats and Clark thread? If so have you had any trouble with it? I heard that the Coats and Clark thread is made by Robison-Anton Thread. Does anyone know if this information is true. Also does anyone know if the Janome can use the rayon thread or does it has to be the poly thread.
Thank You for you help
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Date:August 25th, 2007 12:07 am (UTC)
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I have been using Embroidex thread, only available at Embroidex.com. The thread seems great, colors are vivid. There is a selection of 112 and 250 or so colors. They run about $1.50 a 1100mm spool. I haven't had any problems but only have been machine emboidering for a year so they haven't been proven by the test of time. You can also check them out on Ebay stores - Radient Threads (think that how they spell Radient). They sell more sets on ebay. Don't buy their skinny spools, buy the regular spools. I have some of the skinny spools, wound on a narrow pipe like spool. The thread comes off too easy. I prefer the regular spools.
Date:February 16th, 2008 05:26 am (UTC)


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I bought some netting from an ebayer a few weeks ago that will slide over the spools of thread so that they don't unwind. A sample came with my embroidery machine and I didn't know what it was til I saw it on ebay. It looks like fish net stockings but a lot smaller. I bought 10 yards of it and can cut it to size. I can't remember exactly what it was called and I've deleted my purchase info.

I also have been using Embroidex thread that RadientThreads sold me. So far I like the thread very much, but I have only been doing machine embroidery for about 2 months so I haven't tried anything else except PolyX that my dealer sold me. It works well too.
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Date:August 25th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
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Coats & Clark tends to be unreliable, especially in the darker colors. The amt of dye they use to make the dark colors deteriorates the fibers and the thread breaks frequently. I no longer buy Coats & Clark unless I'm sewing something I don't particularly care about.

I don't see anything on the Janome website that suggests it can't use rayon thread....
Date:August 25th, 2007 02:33 am (UTC)
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You can use either type of thread. The threads do have different characteristics. The Rayon tends to have a better sheen & deeper colors. It is not color fast (usually) & doesn't take well to frequent or harsh laundering. Poly thread is much stronger. It can be washed hot & not lose it's color. Poly is good for items that get a lot of use. Like children's wear. I love Maderia thread personally. They make both Rayon & Poly.
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Date:August 25th, 2007 01:54 pm (UTC)

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thank you for all the help. i just did not want ot hurt my machine with the wrong thread. i also did not want to buy more of the same color thread that i already have. so i will use what i have and buy the robinson-anton thread on line where it is less expensive instead of the sewing store. i also have the brother disney se270d machine which the coats and clark thread works great in