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    Aurifil Thread

    My question is: Why is this deemed a preferred thread? why do you (who use it) like it?

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    I use it because my machine (Viking) loves it and there's no lint. Never breaks.
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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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    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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    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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    Where is the best place to buy this thread?

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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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    Quote 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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    I agree with what others said; in addition, an Aurifil stitched seam lies really flat when pressed.

    When I order from Tristan (in Canada) several quilting friends join in - thereby distributing the shipping cost. Usually cost us no more than $5-6 a spool, including shipping. Be careful when ordering that your choice is the 50wt cotton.
    Sometimes I just want one spool of a particular colour and I found a good USA source through Googling Aurifil.

    Bottom Line (a Superior Threads product) is my bobbin choice always

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    It doesn't break and it is low lint; it comes in many colors. It comes in more than one weight but most use the 2ply which is great when you are piecing blocks and need accuracy. Believe it or not but switching from a 3 to a 2 ply thread really can make a difference in how accurate your blocks turn out. I have a Viking Mega quilter and Viking recommends this thread for it but I also have the Ruby and a Kenmore/Janome and this thread really does a great job no matter what the machine.
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    I have not used this thread, but have heard wonderful things about it!

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    I was introduced to it last summer during a Shop Hop .... I bought some, merely to "buy" something as the shop owner had been so good to me in showing me around her shop and stock, and yet I didn't want/need anything. So I thought, I always need thread, so why not give this a try?? ... even though to me, I didn't see it could be any better than what I was using.

    All I can say, is try it and be observant re the comments already made above. Exactly why I fell in love with it very quickly ... and now have a hard time returning to my old threads to use them up. Aurifil is my sewing thread of choice now.

    (as for the shop ... I've since returned and have signed up for the Kaffe Fassett workshop when he is in the area in October and during the Shop Hop this summer, she'll see one massive sale of fabrics to get ready for that workshop)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    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.
    Yea for the Canucks!!! Glad to see that for once, quilters are doing mail-order here!

    WOW! I just looked at their site, and the regular 50wt is about 1/2 price to what I've seen it at in several LQS' here in Canada. hhmmm? wonder why? Not that I'm arguing!



    BTW ... the shipping fees/methods are clearly explained in the link on their site. And they do ship to Internationally.
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    It's deemed a "preferred thread" because it's preferred! Do a search here using the search feature above and there are hundreds of threads on it. ( no pun intended)

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    I tried auriful for the first time last week just because I happened to be shopping and needed some thread and they didn't carry my usual. I can't believe what a difference to my machine piecing. I will only be using auriful in future.

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    I prefer to use Aurafil thread. It's thin, strong, and my vintage machines love it. I don't get the thread breaks that happen with another popular brand.
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    I too love Aurifill!
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    I haven't tried Aurifil, but the reviews above interest me. Is it any better than using Bottomline from Superior in the top and bobbin?

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    I do all of my piecing with Aurifil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Yea for the Canucks!!! Glad to see that for once, quilters are doing mail-order here!

    WOW! I just looked at their site, and the regular 50wt is about 1/2 price to what I've seen it at in several LQS' here in Canada. hhmmm? wonder why? Not that I'm arguing!



    BTW ... the shipping fees/methods are clearly explained in the link on their site. And they do ship to Internationally.

    In addition to the shipping I got charged an international transaction fee by my card. It wasn't a whole lot but it wasn't a charge I was expecting.

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    ALL of my machines love this and the seams lie flatter too!

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    I use and love it because both my Kenmore and Janome love it, not much lint and lasts for a really long time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I haven't tried Aurifil, but the reviews above interest me. Is it any better than using Bottomline from Superior in the top and bobbin?
    I often use Bottom Line top and bobbin in my Bernina; my Jems won't take it as the top thread if it's in the bobbin.
    Aurifil is a cotton thread, whereas BL is a poly. Sometimes I want to use cotton and Aurifil is my choice.

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