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Thread: Best place to buy Brother thread

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    Hi happy quilters,
    Where is the best place to buy Brother Bobbin Thread or if you suggest another brand.
    Thought there might be a place with better prices than our local quilt and sewing machine shops...maybe on line.
    Thanks,
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    Hi happy quilters,
    Where is the best place to buy Brother Bobbin Thread or if you suggest another brand.
    Thought there might be a place with better prices than our local quilt and sewing machine shops...maybe on line.
    Thanks,
    Susan
    Try Connecting Threads. :-D

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    I use only bobbin thread in my bobbin for piecing and quilting. The thinner the better. I buy bobbin thread at many online sites:
    http://www.bobbincentral.com/
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/page1.html (best price for Aurifil thread I have found)

    http://www.redrockthreads.com/

    If you like Robison Anton Finishing Touch bobbin thread, the best price is here:

    http://www.shoppersrule.com/pc/SP-75...al2/index.html

    I bought a 10,000 yd cone for $10.

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    Brother Bobbin Thread???

    Special Bobbin Thread??

    What's so special about this bobbin thread versus regular sewing thread - threaded onto a bobbin?

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    I use coats and clarks Bobbin Thread. It lasts a long time.

    Bobbin thread is thinner and you can get twice as much on a bobbin, less changing the bobbin. A spool came with my Brother SE350 and I love it.

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    I love it also. You can also use lingerie thread,super fine but strong. more than doubles the amount on a bobbin. I swear by Superior threadsfot my top thread. They have a lot of the quilters named threads like Alex Anderson but their own is great, little to no lint, strong, super colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Brother Bobbin Thread???

    Special Bobbin Thread??

    What's so special about this bobbin thread versus regular sewing thread - threaded onto a bobbin?
    Some of the embroidery machines are very finicky about the type of thread used doing embroidery. I had 2 brother embroidery machines and they were both picky, one was even more so than the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Born2Sew
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Brother Bobbin Thread???

    Special Bobbin Thread??

    What's so special about this bobbin thread versus regular sewing thread - threaded onto a bobbin?
    Some of the embroidery machines are very finicky about the type of thread used doing embroidery. I had 2 brother embroidery machines and they were both picky, one was even more so than the other.
    My brother SE350 is not at all finicky! It will use anything I put in it.

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    You are very fortunate. Mine only does well with Brother or Finishing Touch. Have tried others and the embroidery just didn't turn out well at all. Perhaps it would if I adjusted the tension. It just seems easier to leave the tension alone and use the thread that it likes best.

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    My Brother Innovis 4000D prefers only Brother Bobbinfil and is possibly the most expensive, but being thinner, seems to go further. Recently my Brother dealer, who also repairs and maintains industrial Brother sewing machines, suggested I try the bulk thread which they use - he filled a bobbin for me and my machine sewed perfectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ada Shiela
    My Brother Innovis 4000D prefers only Brother Bobbinfil and is possibly the most expensive, but being thinner, seems to go further. Recently my Brother dealer, who also repairs and maintains industrial Brother sewing machines, suggested I try the bulk thread which they use - he filled a bobbin for me and my machine sewed perfectly.
    I also have a 4000D and I can use the pre wound bobbin thread from NEB it makes a big differance when doing machine Emb. I also have the thread from brother that came with my machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere
    Brother Bobbin Thread???

    Special Bobbin Thread??

    What's so special about this bobbin thread versus regular sewing thread - threaded onto a bobbin?
    bobbin thread is usually 60wt and very thin.
    I use Bottom Line by Superior Threads

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    I like thin bobbin thread and the least lint
    So Fine by Superior and Aurfil are my favorites.

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