Since I wrote about thread choices in a previous post, I ran across this post on another blog, Fresh Off the Spool, about the differences in threads used in free motion quilting. The quilter went to the trouble of trying out six different threads on a sampler to see which she, personally, preferred. You can read Danielle’s conclusions here. I feel her pain in dealing with store staff. And I like that she stresses the thread you use is a matter of personal preference.
Here’s her sampler.
I wanted to let you know that choosing thread is not as simple as we always thought it was. Seems like it pays to try out different threads before quilting your whole project. Of course, there are certain practical difficulties, such as buying a bunch of thread you end up not using.