I use metro thread
it's 85 cents for a 1000 meter spool...goes through the machine great..and no lint to deal with!
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I only buy large spools of thread as I go through so much. I buy when it is on sale 99% of the time. Check around you can get good deals.
Katherine Gurrier suggests using up the left over threads to quilt a scrappy quilt.using this method I would put one colour on the back.