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Thread: Threads cotton or polyester? gutherman buying in bulk

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    hi guys. very new to quilting. and have done lots of other sewing in the past.
    wont to buy supplies of cotton in bulk.
    any ideas on sites. i have been to jo-ann's?

    so feel free to advise i live in australia but with the dollar being very good at the moment i can buy from anywhere.

    talk to you all again soon.
    bye jane :D

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    hi yes would love advise on natural cotton verses %100 polyester.

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    Joann's has the highest prices for gutterman i've seen anywhere on the internet. they charge the full MSRP (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price).

    this site looks promising:
    http://sewtrue.com/Store/Gutermann-T...source=froogle

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    Thanks for the link!

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    Personally, I find Gutermann too linty. Just used an entire spool of poly to darn/mend the knees of pants. Was a nightmare, thread nests, breakage, and gobs of lint when I changed the bobbin. I used it because I have a set of spools that came in a kit. When I ran out, I finished the same task with Coats and Clark and no more problems. I gave the other spools away. Candace from Elk Grove, CA of this board, put me on to Aurifil and tipped us off to the Aurifil clearance at Tristan Threads in BC Canada. Still not cheap, but an amazing price for Aurifil. I bought a LOT! I'm loving it, minimal lint, no breakage, the 50 wt is just right for piecing. I put In the comments box that Candace had referred me, they have a rewards program. I would never have tried it without the sale, but it really is great.

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    fabric.com--great sales, huge selection, quality product; good shipping policies and great customer service.
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    If you want cotton, and in larger quantities so that you will be able to quilt with it, I buy mine from Empress Mills in the UK.

    They do 100% cotton (50s), 1000 m bobbin for £3.00 and 4000m cone for £9.50 in about 90 shades. Quote from their catalogue " This fine strong, soft finish natural thread has proved itself as a winner, particularly with machine quilters - super sewability- a sell out at the Shows!"

    They are a family owned company, and I've found them very helpful.

    www/empressmillls.co.uk (no affiliation, but I am busy building up cones of basics for my collection. I used about half a large cone quilting a king sized quilt recently, with lots of feathers etc.)

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    thankyou heaps :)

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    hello i am starting to quilt soon just getting supplis at themoment. jane

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    Hello and welcome aboard from Germany.
    Although Gütermann is a german brand, I have to confess, I didn't give the quilting thread a try yet, but LOVE it for piecing. I prefer cotton thread, because thats the way I learned it, cotton fabric with cotton thread.
    Robison Anton I liked a lot, King Tut has so wonderful variegated threads, but my machine doesn't like it. Aurifil is my fav. brand so far.
    Enjoy your quilting adventure and please make sure to show us some pics of your work.

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