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Old 05-29-2012, 04:32 AM
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My question is: Why is this deemed a preferred thread? why do you (who use it) like it?
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:43 AM
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I use it because my machine (Viking) loves it and there's no lint. Never breaks.
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Old 05-29-2012, 04:44 AM
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE aurifil thread. For one thing, the weight (50) Is strong yet thin and when you press a seam it doesn't take up any space. I know that sounds snobbish, kinda picky, but my piecing has been so much more accurate since I started using aurifil. And I swear it's like the loaves and fishes story - I use it, leave the room, and there's more on the spool when I get back (okay, I know that's not true, but...) the larger spool just seems to never run out!
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:22 AM
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I use this thread and love it. I very seldom have any trouble with this thread and it is pretty much lint-free.
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I tried some myself and I do like it. As others have said it's thin but strong. My Bernina loves it in the bobbin and on the spool. I have just used it for piecing so far. I think I will buy a few more colours and try it on FMQ next.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:39 AM
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Extremely low lint, thin but strong, plus when you wind a bobbin you get a lot more thread on the bobbin so you don't have to change bobbins as often. And if you figure the cost per yard it's not any more expensive than some of the bargain brands.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:49 AM
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Where is the best place to buy this thread?
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:51 AM
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I now understand too, "why arifil", when you say the bobbin holds more, I'm all in. I'll be trying this as soon as I can get some.
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I have another thread question....I have an embroidery machine that I don't use much anymore...but I have LOTS of polyester ARC brand thread. Is that suitable to use for regular sewing? It seems pretty strong and I have about 300 colors!!!! I'd be interested in any opinions!!!
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Originally Posted by Love2Craft View Post
Where is the best place to buy this thread?
The last time I bought Aurifil I ordered from http://www.discountembroiderysupply.com/ but I have also ordered from http://www.redrockthreads.com/ and http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.php The Tristan site is in Canada so there can be extra costs.
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