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    Mettler Thread

    This seems to be the only olace I can post at this tome. I know it should be in main. Where is the best place to buy mettler thread. Just bought a baggie of thread at yard sale. There was a partial spool of Mettler in there. Just tried it & now I'm hooked so want to buy more
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    for hand quilting or for machine piecing/quilting?
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    Have you tried Aurifil? I used Mettler silk finish cotton thread until I tried Aurifil 50wt 2-ply. *Much* prefer the Aurifil! A lot less lint, plus more fits on the bobbin so less bobbin-changing required.

    Edit: Not sure about the best place to buy, but I have used http://www.redrockthreads.com for discount thread purchases. They carry both Mettler and Aurifil.
    Last edited by Prism99; 10-07-2012 at 12:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    for hand quilting or for machine piecing/quilting?
    Sorry, I should say I want it for piecing. What happened to my post, I did not make those typos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Have you tried Aurifil? I used Mettler silk finish cotton thread until I tried Aurifil 50wt 2-ply. *Much* prefer the Aurifil! A lot less lint, plus more fits on the bobbin so less bobbin-changing required.

    Edit: Not sure about the best place to buy, but I have used http://www.redrockthreads.com for discount thread purchases. They carry both Mettler and Aurifil.
    Thank you for posting this link.
    True4uca

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    The man who cleans my sewing machine (Viking) says he recommends Mettler despite the lint. He says just clean it often. Anyway, I buy mine at my local quilt shop, but sometimes if I want a lot of one color, I get it from www.joann.com.

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    Superior Threads, Atlanta Thread Company, Connecting Threads, Fabric.com, Keepsake quilting, Nancy's notions, Clotildes are all places where you can find a variety of threads- including mettler- among many more- many lqs', joannes...the list goes on & on...
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    According to the internet, Joann's sells Mettler thread.
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    My local quilt shop does not carry Mettler -- she carries Gutterman -- but will order me a box (5 spools) from her distributor (Checker Dist). I always buy it by the box -- heaven forbid, I should run out!!! At the start of any spool of thread, I fill every empty bobbin I can find!

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    Superior Threads does not carry Aurifil or Mettler
    I use Aurifil 50wt cotton for machine piecing with Superior Threads' Bottom Line in the bobbin*
    I use Mettler 60wt cotton embroidery thread for hand piecing.
    * I buy their pre-wound bobbins (superBobs). The thread is so thin it doesn't matter what colour you use. I once pieced a twin top with 1 bobbin.

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