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Thread: Embroidery Thread Sets

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    Super Member MommaDorian's Avatar
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    I'd like to buy different colors of embroidery thread. Would a set be the best way to go? I'd like to use it for embroidery and also applique. I'd like to get as many different colors for under $50.

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    Friends have bought at these places (mostly at shows) over the last few years. I've never heard any complaints, and they've all done many pieces.

    http://www.marathonthread.com/
    My friend bought the entire color collection from Marathon one year at Houston. They were a pleasure to deal with.

    http://www.threadart.com/shop/default.aspx

    I don't do any embroidery so I can't give you any personal experience on the embroidery thread. I have bought silk ribbon from threadart.com.

    Also, some sellers on eBay - if you're looking for the most bang for your buck (or pound):
    http://stores.ebay.com/INDIANSPECIAL...id=p4340.l2563

    http://cgi.ebay.com/50-Embroidery-Ma...item3cae0f099a

    I've bought threads/ribbons and other items from the above sellers. There are many other sellers on ebay, some located overseas.

    Of course, the mainstream names will be more expensive.

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    I purchase my thread here
    http://metroemb.com/

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    I really think that biting the bullet & purchasing an entire set was the best thing I did. You never will purchase those taupes and greys etc. that add so much shading to your embroideries. I purchased the entire ARC collection, but they no longer make their own thread. Now I think I would go with marathon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c1bendt
    I purchase my thread here
    http://metroemb.com/
    I love metro thread. I bought a bundle of thread from them for under $100 and I want to say something like 80 spools. Very good quality too. I like it!

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