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Thread: Buying thread online?????

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    Buying thread online?????

    Has anyone here ordered online from Red Rock Threads in Pahrump, Nevada? If so, what has been your experience with them? Also, if anyone has ordered from Superior Threads, what has been your experience with them? Thanks for any advice you can offer....

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    Superior Threads is great! They also have lots of info/tutorials on their site.

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    Superior Threads are great. The thread is great. Customer Service is great. Can you tell that I'm a fan? Their web site is full of good information.
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    I have ordered from Red Rock Threads before and was very happy with their service, products and delivery time.

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    I have ordered from both and have been very satisfied with them both. Red Rock was a little cheaper and arrived in just 3 days but that is probably because I live in S. Cal. I get Superior's newsletter which is very informative.

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    I have ordered from Red Rock and been very satisfied.

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    I am a die-hard Superior fan. Their thread is great quality, AND I can get it here locally, I don't have to order it online. A few months back I switched from piecing with Connecting Threads cones to Bottom Line, a Superior 60 weight poly, and I love love love it.

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    I've ordered from both and have been very happy. However, I now usually order from Superior, as I love the Superior thread and it's a bit cheaper.
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    You may want to check with Superior about using Bottom Line for piecing as it tends to melt at high temperatures. You can see about this on their thread reference chart. They recommend (and I use) So Fine if you prefer polyester

    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I am a die-hard Superior fan. Their thread is great quality, AND I can get it here locally, I don't have to order it online. A few months back I switched from piecing with Connecting Threads cones to Bottom Line, a Superior 60 weight poly, and I love love love it.

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    Red Rock is great! Good prices, decent shipping prices and very quick service. I haven't used Superior yet so I can't comment on that.

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    I have ordered from both and love both of them! Don't know about the Bottom Line/So Fine but funny story--many long years ago when I first started quilting, I would faithfully iron my seams and they would fall apart! Back then I didn't know the difference between poly and cotton thread. I thought my iron was overheating and became afraid to use it so I cut off the cord so no one else would fish it out of the trash and use the "defective" iron!
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    I buy Superior's King Tut thread from my LQS and I totally love that thread. Had not heard of Red Rock till just now, so looked it up and bookmarked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    Superior Threads are great. The thread is great. Customer Service is great. Can you tell that I'm a fan? Their web site is full of good information.
    Sue
    Totally agree...love all their threads. There clubs are nice too.
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    I have ordered from both and no problems. Great thread from Superior. My favorite online shop to order thread is:

    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/specials.html
    Got fabric?

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    okay ladies, what weight of thread do you use in your machine / bobbins for piecing?
    What weight do you use for hand appliquing?

    Thanks so much for the help.
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    For piecing, my absolute favorite is Aurifil 50wt 2-ply (top and bobbin). However, I also like Threadart's 60wt polyester bobbin thread for piecing (both top and bobbin) and it's a lot less expensive. I have tested this poly with an iron to make sure it doesn't melt, and it has not melted for me. Here's a link to it:
    http://www.amazon.com/Bobbin-Thread-...dp/B0034W118Q/

    With both of these threads my seams lie flatter and my piecing is therefore more accurate.

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    Superior is GREAT! Even if you decide not to order from there, sign up for their newletter - they have tons of information. Tension, Needles, Thread, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snipforfun View Post
    You may want to check with Superior about using Bottom Line for piecing as it tends to melt at high temperatures.
    Have never this problem. In fact, have never had ANY problem with Bottom Line. Recently had to use some Gutermann thread because I needed a bright teal, and I didn't have anything even close to the right color in Bottom Line. It was pure misery. I was so happy when that project was done and I could ditch that Gutermann.

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    I would say test the thread for yourself. That's what I did with an inexpensive Threadart polyester 60wt thread. I sewed on scrap fabric and then ironed it for much longer than I normally would (on my iron's hottest heat setting) and it was perfectly fine. This may not be true for all polyester threads, but it's simple enough to test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAQUITA View Post
    What weight do you use for hand appliquing?
    Funny - hand appliqueing was how I first got turned onto Bottom Line. I was looking for silk thread, but it's expensive and you have to buy a whole spool - what if you need 10 or 12 different colors, but only a few yards in each color? Someone suggested Bottom Line for applique, I tried it, and it works beautifully for applique - it sinks right into the fabric and becomes invisible, just like the silk. So then I purchased one of those assorted donuts full of different colored bobbins, which is great, because now I have 118 yards each of 46 different colors. You know how much that would have cost if I had purchased silk?

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    I prefer very thin thread in my bobbin at least a 70wt. WonderFil is 100wt and is great. I can use a 50wt 3 ply thread, like Connecting Threads Cotton when I use a thin thread in the bobbin. There are a lot of thin thread brands to choose. There are so many good brands of thread being manufactured now. Glide by FilTec is a new favorite of mine. For applique I use YLI silk thread because I have a lot of it and my stitches don't show with the silk thread. I use the silk thread for handsewing bindings on my quilts. Superior now has silk thread in many colors. I love silk thread.
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    Thank you all for your advice!!

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    Ditto!!! I have ordered several times from Superior and I had a great experience!! Everything came as ordered and in a timely manner!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by susie-susie-susie View Post
    Superior Threads are great. The thread is great. Customer Service is great. Can you tell that I'm a fan? Their web site is full of good information.
    Sue
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    I have been buying thread for my long arm from Createforless.com. I think their prices are about the best so far. I have gotten from Red Rock too, but love the Createforless.com site for everything. My machine seems to prefer YLI.

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    I have heard great things about Superior threads but have not yet ordered from them. I have ordered from Red Rock and was very satisfied with my purchase from them.

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