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    aurfil thread?

    Realize thread I'm using is too linty. Heard Aurfil thread is great to use on a domestic machine. So does it come in different weights and if so what weight is best. What blend. Need advice from you guys who are the pros!

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    I mostly use aurifil. It's 50wt cotton which is I think what most use for piecing and quilting. It does come in other weights, but I haven't tried them.

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    Aurifil is 50 wt 2 ply which is the most popular for piecing. Most other brands are 50 wt 3 ply. Masterpiece use to be 50 2 ply but was changed to 3 ply for strength. There are so many good brands of thread on the market now to choose.
    I use 60 wt in the bobbin. I have been using 100 wt soft poly thread for machine applique and love it and for the WOW effect I use Sew Sassy 12 wt thread for machine applique. Using the 12 wt, the stitches look like hand embroidery.
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    Aurifil turned me into a thread snob! I use 50w to piece with, and most of machine quilting (domestic sewing machine). I also love their 40w for quilting.
    greys seem to blend in with almost everything
    I bought cones of white and off white on Craftsy last Dec for $25 each...I am waiting for that sale to restock!

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    I use Aurifil and also Craftsy's brand. Can't think of the name of it. Love them both

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    Yup, I'm an Aurifil thread snob too. I use 50 for piecing with non-batik fabric, 40 for quilting. The only time I use something different is when piecing batiks I use 60 and if I want a variegated thread for quilting I use King Tut.

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    After using the cheap and easily available Coates and Clark thread for regular sewing, when I got in to quilting, I found that it was too linty as well. I switched to Aurfil. I also now just buy whites, greys, and beiges, and don't mess with the other colors. I may buy a special color for quilting.

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    I've used Aurifil for years and like it. But since I've started FMQing the high constant speed I can see how much lint I get with it. Now for the actual quilting I use a poly with no lint.

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    I want very strong thread when I do machine quilting. I use Glide. It never breaks on me unless it's user error. I use the Glide prewound bobbins too. Thread issues are hassles I do not want to deal with when machine quilting.
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    I use Aurifil 12wt for hand quilting. I have used the 50wt for piecing, but prefer Presencia's 60wt 3-ply as the seams lay flatter.

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    I use aurifil thread-50 wt. for everything. Love it.

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    Since hearing about Aurifil here, I've been using it exclusively for piecing. I have used it for FMQ, but lately I've been using Invisafil for my FMQ. I like that way it almost disappears into the quilt leaving just the texture of the quilting.
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    On a splurge, I tried Aurifil on a quilt I was making for my sister's 50th b'day. Fell in love with it. So much cleaner than cheaper brands. Do I use it all the time? No. I use something less expensive. It's like a special treat to look forward to on certain quilts.

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    I use Aurifil 50 wt for all my quilting. It seems to last much longer on the bobbin - perhaps because it is so fine?

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    I'm going to be the outlier here. I've not been impressed with the way Aurafil comes off the "mini" cones on my machine--too much breakage. I instead use SoFine #50 when I have a cone that doesn't have enough to bother to wind a bobbin with, same with Bottomline if I really want fine stitches. I like Presencia although pricey. So mostly I use Mettler for piecing.

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    I switched to Aurifil 50 wt for my hand applique. Good stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieQOH View Post
    I use Aurifil and also Craftsy's brand. Can't think of the name of it. Love them both
    How does the Craftsy thread compare to Aurifil?

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    I hope you get an answer! I have only heard that the Craftsy brand is quite linty.

    Quote Originally Posted by auntlucy View Post
    How does the Craftsy thread compare to Aurifil?
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    I love Aurofil and mostly use 50 wt although I’ve used 100 at for hand embroidery. It’s worth the few extra pennies. I think you’ll love it!

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