Thank you to all that entered the giveaway this week...thank you for the wishes and welcome to those of you that are new followers. Without delay, here are the winners:
I have emailed Carol as to her choice of the prizes and address info, I will then follow up with Kimland and Rafael's Mum. I have decided that before I do another giveaway, I need to simplify things and learn how to number the comments!
On to thread... I personally have tried Aurofil, YLI, Coats & Clark Star and Connecting Threads. Aurofil is lower lint but seems to break on me on occasion, YLI was nice, Coats & Clark was heavy on lint but worked well and Connecting Threads worked fine and I think was a bit better on lint than Coats & Clark, though it definately seems to heavy for piecing. So here are the results of the rather informal thread use survey... if you listed two types I included both and some of you did not list any so this does not adhere to the scientific method in any fashion:
Coats & Clark 18
Connecting Threads 6
Factors mentioned affecting choice were availability, price and your machine's temperment. There were several of you that indicated interest in additional information so I will be doing a follow up post in the next few weeks. I'd like to find out what a few recognized experts are using, query a few shop owners here in the Minneapolis area and possibly contact a few of the thread companies to see if they respond? Any other ideas would be welcomed and I appreciate your input!