Nothing irritates me more than thread breakage while I’m quilting. Why? Because I have to stop what I’m doing, rethread the machine, and pick out the last few stitches before the thread broke off so that I can secure those threads. That all takes time. And to me, that’s really time wasted.
I have been using Essential Cotton Thread from Connecting Threads, and I’ve had very good luck and very little breakage. The great thing about this thread is 1) it’s cotton, 2) little breakage while quilting and piecing, 3) each spool comes with a lot of thread, and 4) it’s inexpensive for how much thread you get. But the last 2 spools I’ve used have been giving me trouble with breakage. Perhaps I just got an off lot, but it’s irritating enough that I ordered the Essential Pro Thread from Connecting Threads to give it a try. One of my really good friends is a long arm quilter and swears by the polyester thread. So I’ll try it out and see how I like it.