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    This forum has been an invaluable source of information over the years for me. I have learned so much. I haven't posted any pictures lately because my camera is on the fritz. But I do have a thread question I'm hoping someone can answer. I recently purchased the sewing machine of my dreams and when talking to the service tech he recommended I use Mettler or Aurofil thread instead of the Gutermann that I've been purchasing on sale at Joann's. Does anyone know of a place online that sells Mettler or Aurofil for reasonable prices?

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    What machine did you buy? I am having a terrible time with my Janome 8200 skipping stitches and I typically have used Guterman for years with my 6600 without even one glitch. If I knew that I would have to double the price of my thread, I probably would have thought long and hard before buying this machine because there was nothing wrong with my 6600.

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    I bought the Bernina 750QE. So far, so good.

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    I can't help with where to buy it but if you try Aurofil I think you will really like it. It is at first look, expensive , around 8 - 12 dollars a spool, but what a difference in sewing. And a spool of 'A' lasts as close to forever as you can get.
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    Sue is closing down her online store, but you may still find good deals on Aurifil thread. I prefer the orange spool (50wt 2-ply) for piecing and quilting on my domestic machine (Bernina 1230). Here is a link:
    http://www.sewezdesigns.com/Aurifil1.html

    This is another online website that has good deals on Aurifil. It usually means buying a pack, though:
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/specials.html

    Red Rock has $5 shipping, so sometimes I buy here too:
    http://www.redrockthreads.com/aurifil-thread/

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    You are smart to follow the tech's instructions - Berninas are fussy about what thread they work best with. That is a great machine and you will love it!

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    fabric.com carries Aurafil, Superior Threads carries many different threads, as does Connecting Threads and Atlanta Thread Company...the reason (if he didn't give you one) is: the Guterman threads (cotton) tend to break easily and cause ALOT of lint in machines...they aren't bad for hand sewing- or old singers that don't have computers & a lot of high tech stuff to get caked with lint.
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    Why change unless gutermann isn't working for you. It works the same as mettler IMHO. Does your dealer sell it is that why they are suggesting it. I say continue to use what you want
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    I have an older Bernina and it sews great with every brand of thread I've tried. I think needle size and correct tension is the key to good stitches. I have no problem using monofilament or metallic thread on any of my machines once I get the tension set for it. I use all brands of thread but I use 60 wt or higher thread in the bobbin. My favorite bobbin thread is 80 wt Genziana or Aurifil thread.

    I buy both at Tristan and the Genziana Cotton Mako 50wt/2ply is the same if not better thread then Aurifil.
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