I am having the darndest time trying to differentiate threads, let alone decide which to buy!! I had bought a nice big roll of Aurifil at my LQS at the suggestion of the store. She said it was cotton something with some sort of ply maybe... 3 ply? Or maybe 3 strand? I don't remember, but they were very certain that it was THE thread to use.
Since then, I've gotten a new Babylock and I do definitely love the Aurifil. It's like butter in my machine. Also, I do tend to be one of those "particular" kinds of people. I'm NOT a brand snob, but I do think there's something to be said for quality.
That said, I just don't want to keep paying $11 for a spool of thread (though it did last a looonnnnggg time) unless I have to.
Please help me. Lol.