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    Applique Angel

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    Default Where do you buy your thread?

    I'm finally getting back to my machine after a few months of Life getting in the way (funny how that happens...) Of course, I have more than enough fabric and projects to keep me entertained from now until 2020 but I realized today that I don't have enough of my 'basic' threads to see me through. So - any recommendations for reliable sites for threads that have reasonable prices all the time i.e. not just great sales a few times a year? My go-to threads are Aurifil and Superior Masterpiece. Thanks all!
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    I but from Connecting Threads (their brand of Egyptian cotton) and from Superior.
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    If you like Aurifil for piecing and quilting, you might also like Cairo-Quilt from Fil-Tec. It is very similar. Also, for quilting, I love their Glide thread! They are less expensive than Aurifil too.

    Cairo-Quilt - TOP THREAD - QUILTING

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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    I also buy my thread from Connecting Threads, especially when it's on sale, but Craftsy will often have Aurifil on sale.
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    Craftsy is still showing the Aurifil spools at $7.50, and they have larger cones, too for $35. The larger cones are 4.5X the size of the spools, but there really isn't any $$$ savings. At my LQS, a spool of Aurifl sells for $12.95, so Craftsy can be a savings if you can absorb the shipping cost.

    I am currently using Superior's 50 wt cotton. It sews very nicely, but I am seeing more lint than I do with Aurifil. I didn't think there was a price difference between Superior and what I pay for Aurifil at the LQS. I just bought my first spool of Connecting Threads 50 wt, but I haven't used it yet.
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
    I also buy my thread from Connecting Threads, especially when it's on sale, but Craftsy will often have Aurifil on sale.
    Thanks for this. I forget to look on Craftsy for supplies, and I needed some thread for hand piecing, wanted aurifil 50, and ta-da! It was on sale. I am so poor right now.....
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    I'd love to hear about your experience with Connecting Threads and how it compares. I've not noticed any additional lint with Superior but I use their Masterpiece, if that makes any difference. Time for me to head over to Craftsy.....
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    I only buy Connecting threads. It works perfectly in my machines and at less than $2 for a 1200 yard spool on sale, you can't beat it. I saw Aurafil at a LQS while on the shop hop for $14.75 for the same amount. I can't imagine that it would be worth that price. I am still using up lots of other brands I bought before discovering CT, and my vintage machines never complain. I personally would rather buy a spool of thread and a Yard of quilt store fabric than one spool of thread for $15. To each his own!

    That being said, it is a little more linty, and my friends fancy schmancy Husqvarna refuses to sew with it, so she uses Gutermann, still much less expensive than Aurafil.
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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    i get my Aurifil from Pumkinvinecorner.com. always lowest prices for Aurifil.

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    Default Re: Where do you buy your thread?

    My machine LOVES Connecting Threads and Superior Threads.


    Since using these two brands the past year, I have not purchased from a local fabric box store.
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