From Susan Khalje: "
I ordered a few skeins of Japanese basting thread. The order arrived on time as scheduled.
I am very please with the selection of patterns and other items. The speed of delivery was incredible, like in two days! I've perused the site a number of times in the past and hesitated. What a mistake!
I love the basting thread for my embroidery, marking large or complicated patterns. It's perfect for gridding. Light, fluid, good contrast, and doesn't bleed. It is thin enough that with the type of coverage my work will create, I'm not even concerned about removing it, as I would be with the plastic grid thread.
I have tried regular thread, silk thread, even dental floss (fail), and not been happy. This cotton basting thread beats all the others. It is easy to work with, stays put (doesn't slip out), and is easy to see and remove. Win!
This is a good, basic basting thread that sews and releases easily. I would prefer it on a spool, but cutting it in half, as one reviewer suggested, makes it manageable. I'd buy it again.
So fantastic this thread is easy to use and provides great contrast to fabric! Excellent quality.
The thread arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Looking forward to using it soon. Thank you.
What a huge difference from basting with regular thread. This Japanese basting thread was recommended by a Craftsy instructor and what a find! I am basting more seams and forgetting the pins because this thread makes basting so easy. Tangles are few and far between. The strands glide so smoothly and remove so cleanly that basting actually speeds up my sewing instead of adding an extra step Once basted, I can speed sew a seam that without the basting I would have to take slowly, re-positioning countless times. On top of that, service at The Sewing Place is fast. The thread was at my home in just a few days.
Does not slide out, thinker then floss thinner then yarn