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Thread: Can't Believe the Price of Aurifil Thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieZenmilk View Post
    i purchase all my thread from http://tinyurl.com/ceokz45 connecting threads. you can't beat the price and it is excellent thread.
    Thank you for recommending their thread. I was just looking at it the other day, but I was uncertain whether it would be good quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    I find the price discrepancies difficult to understand in my neck of the woods: It costs about $20 at the 3 lqs and $7.95 at the discount place...
    Wow! $20 a spool. That is hard to image, but very upsetting if we are heading in that direction.
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    I like to use varigated thread for my Linus quilts as it saves changing thread for each one I make. I made the mistake of choosing a spool of varigeted Aurifil thread at my local Bernina Dealer /fabric store/ etc. etc. The price wasn't posted. Before I got to the cash register I decided that two would be better than one. I had a hard time hiding my surprise when the bill came to a little more than $25.00 for the two items. OUCH!! I will say that there seems to be a lot of thread on those spools. I have done four or five Linus quilts, loaded at least 6 or 7 bobbins and the first spool doesn't even look touched.
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    If you use a lot of black bobbin thread this is the buy of the year: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...1&cat=7&page=3
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    While packing for my quilting retreat, I noticed i didn't have any good white thread left, so I ran to my LQS. I could not believe that the Aurifil Thread had gone up to $12.00 a spool. I know I didn't pay that much a few months ago when I purchased some other colors there. I bought my one spool, but then just purchased three spools of Aurifil for under $29.00 with free shipping at http://www.discountembroiderysupply.com. With taxes, that is a savings of around $2.50 a spool. I hate doing that to our LQS.
    You can get it at redrockthreads.com for 8.95 a spool

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    Aurifil is finer and does go farther, so maybe the cost is relative to what you get. I do use and like it.

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    Most of my sewing/quilting/embroidery thread comes from either
    http://www.threadart.com
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    http://www.metroemb.com

    Both have wonderful embroidery threads, bobbin thread... Threadart also has cottons & rayons...and I love the metallics they sell.


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    Has anyone else tried the thread from ThreadArt? I buy their large cones of polyester embroidery thread for my longarm. It has a lovely sheen and is very strong. $4.99 for a large 5000 M. cone and a kazillion colours. Can't beat that!
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    I love Coats and Clark, my sewing machines have never complained and it is expensive enough to satisfy my need for conspicuous consumption. dnf

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    Divide the price by the number of yards on the spool to find out the real cost of your thread. I'll bet some of you will be surprised at how much you're paying for "cheap" thread.

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    Lots of things are going up. I have enough thread to last me a really long time. Buy what you like.
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    I but all my thread at Threadart.com. Good thread and reasonable.

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    This is a quandary, isn't it? We all want to support our LQS, they have to charge that much because they have to keep the lights on, but we have to watch our budgets. I buy all over the place, and I'm rethinking just how high quality I need to do what I want to do. I haven't tried Aurfil yet, and now I probably won't. I was on my way to being a quilt snob, but I just can't afford it.
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    I do like the Aurifil thread best and so does my machine. It runs smoother than with the CC or Guttermann threads and there is much less lint. My LQS charges around $10.95 for a large spool, which lasts a long time. I've checked out the sites mentioned here, but by the time you pay their lower price and shipping (and tax, if they charge it), it comes out about the same (or more) as if I buy it locally. If I could find a great deal that didn't require me to purchase several spools to get the real discount, I'd do it; but for one or two spools at a time (not knowing what color I'll need next) I don't see that much of a savings. I understand that if you are purchasing a quantity, it would be a good amount of savings.
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    I buy my aurafil thread at www.createforless.com. But my long arm machine doesn't like it very well. I have trouble getting the tension just right with it. But I am going to check out some of those sites you guys have posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I buy Aurifil thread here: With shipping it's still cheaper then any other place. Great service too!http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...&cat=36&page=3

    Check out the door crashers and grab bags.
    Just tried that website and got an "Access Denied" on the screen.

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    My LQS just closed so I'm forced to buy my thread at JoAnn's or online. I really like to touch the thread I buy but if it's $12.00 a spool, I may have to only dream. Thank you for the link!!
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    Trythis: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.php?cat=38 If you go to the home page: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/ it's hard to find the grab bag page. It will be listed on the left after going to a sale page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Trythis: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.php?cat=38 If you go to the home page: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/ it's hard to find the grab bag page. It will be listed on the left after going to a sale page.
    Thanks, that one works, will have to check them out with a purchase soon.

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    I always assumed Aurifil was the most expensive for piecing but when I did the math, per yard, Superior Masterpiece turned out to be the most expensive. I use a bit of everything and often order on the internet b/c of all the LQSs in my area, none really carry a good color selection of any brand thread, for quilting or piecing/applique.

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    I haven't ordered from this shop but it is in California and the Aurifil is $7.50 a spool. http://www.nancyrinkdesigns.com/shop/thread.html
    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...&cat=27&page=3
    Another shop which is cheaper at $5.00 doesn't have all the colors.

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    I've purchased threads from this eBay store and was very satisfied with the purchase and the store. http://myworld.ebay.com/sunnysidequilts/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkberrykay View Post
    My LQS charges $10.00 for a spool, for me its well worth it. I have used a few other brands and my machine and I love Aurifil. For me its well worth the cost.
    I couldn't agree more! I've tried a lot of threads, but now that I've been sewing with Aurifil, I won't try any others. It doesn't fill my machine with lint like other cotton threads. I was astonished the first time I tried it. I have always cleaned out lint every time I sit down at my machine AND every time I change a bobbin. Don't have to do that with Aurifil! If the bobbin area isn't getting filled with lint, I think the areas I can't reach are not either.

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    Thanks for the tip. I just ordered thread and a couple of her patterns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    Divide the price by the number of yards on the spool to find out the real cost of your thread. I'll bet some of you will be surprised at how much you're paying for "cheap" thread.
    Exactly!!!!

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    I buy from Sue's as well. I have a bunch of Guterman, but my new Janome 6600 doesn't like Guterman and locks up. I'll just have to use it on my Feathrweights because they don't mind it.
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