A while back, Connecting Threads contacted me to see if I would try their Essential thread. They sent me four spools and I used one and posted over the weekend that I would give the other three to someone who commented on which sock pattern I should choose.
First, I’ll review the thread and then I’ll tell you the winner!
I had not used Essential thread before. There was no particular reason why I had not used it except that several years ago, a retailer was going to stop carrying one line of thread that I love and he gave me the opportunity to buy a huge box of what was left for dirt cheap so I did and even though it’s a lot of odd colors, I use it a lot. And, another brand of thread that I like, I see the vendor at local quilt shows and can buy the cones of thread without paying shipping so I stock up on a couple of cones of two basic colors I use and then I rarely have to change thread. I had never even seen Essential thread in real life before receiving the four spools sent by Connecting Threads.
My opinion: It seems a little thicker, but not much, than the threads I normally use. With just a minor tension adjustment on my Bernina, it worked just fine and gave me perfect stitches and the Bernina seemed quite happy with it. I saw no more or no less lint than I see with the other brands I mostly use. It seemed plenty strong.
I would use it again. I liked it equally as much as the other two threads I use and wouldn’t hesitate to buy it when I need thread. I just clicked over to the Connecting Threads website and see that they have it on sale for 30% off through August 15 and that makes this thread much more affordable than the other two brands I use. If I weren’t in the middle of a move, I’d definitely be stocking up on some of this thread right now.
Now . . the winner of three spools of thread is: