Coats and Clark thread knot

birdtalkerMay 7, 2013

I have been sewing with a spool of Coats and Clark thread. Not the first garment I have made with this spool, and half way through another and after winding two bobbins, I suddenly came upon two spots which were knotted. Not a snarl or anything like that. They were real tidy knots in which the tails were neatly cut off!! Stopped my machine right in its tracks. In over 50 years of sewing, I have never seen this!! Has anyone has this experience??

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Annie Deighnaugh

I have never seen that either....must be getting poorer quality over time. I know when I was talking to the lady who sold me my viking, she was big into gutterman threads.

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 9:35AM
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Is it a very old spool of thread? Old thread can be finicky. And is it cotton or polyester? I have best luck with Gueterman cotton.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 7:58PM
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I bought it new a Joann's about 2 years ago. Is that old these days?? I have used Gutterman's a bit but at Joann's I don't often find the colors I need. Joann's ran all the other fabric stores out so I am stuck with them.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 12:00AM
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Coats and Clark thread does that sometimes... Especially the black. I do not know why... but we had to stop using that brand in our alterations shop a few yr back. Most is ok... but black always wanted to knot and shredd. We went to using Geutermans and never had that problem again

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 3:46PM
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