Joann's is having a sale on the Gutermann's thread right now, but it's the same price as the Coats & Clark thread (the 100% poly) normally. If it's a better thread I'll get some while it's on sale, but otherwise I won't bother.
I lurve my Gutermanns and don't use anything else now. I always use a 40% off coupon (unless they are having a 50% off sale) and also save money by buying the huge spool of white thread to use wherever the stitching won't be visible.
I have to ask, does anyone use Mettler thread? I normally use Guitermans but picked up Mettler because it was the only thing available at the fabric store the other day. The only difference I can see so far is that one seem more slippery/silky than the other. Hopefully it will hold up.
gutermann is good and if you can get it on sale, even better. C & C apparently has "up" their standards so anything "now" is better than what they had. Mettler is another good brand though i've never seen them on sale. i use gutermann for nice stuff but i admittedly do use cheapie threads to sew jammies or stuff around the house.
I know a couple people who will only use Gutterman's.
I'm one of them. I used to use whatever I happened to have on hand, and then I tried the Gutermann's and now it's all I use for my sewing machine. It solved a lot of issues that I was having with my machine. I tried it in a machine that I was sure was broken and as it turned out the machine was fine ~ it just didn't like the cheap thread I was using. So I stick to Gutermann's for all of my regular sewing now. Love the half off sales at JoAnn's!
I do use the occassional spool of Coats and Clark in my embroidery machine with no issues.
Well I ended up buying a ton (like $30 worth!) of Gutermann thread at Joann's half off sale this weekend, enough for all my current projects and a few extra spools for trading in for different colors if I have new projects and the thread's not on sale. I probably have 30 or more spools of Coats and Clark already so I probably won't stop using it entirely , but I think I will start using primarily Gutermann's since I think it will be better for my sewing machine in the long run.