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    Glide Thread

    I would like to try Glide Thread. Where do you purchase it? I would like a recommendation of a website. I googled it without a lot of luck. I currently use Superior's So Fine, does anyone have experience with both? Any ideas of what is the better? I love the So Fine but hear the Glide is great at half the price.

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    So Fine is all I use for piecing and some fmq. Glide is good for fmq and embroidery machines, it is a trilobal,poly

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    This was the only place I could find it. I purchased a spool but have not tried it yet. The price is great, so I am hoping I love it. If you call and ask, they will bypass the $35(?) minimum order so you can try it out.

    http://www.bobbincentral.com/catalog...esult/?q=glide

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    Glide is also made in the USA.

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    I can fmq with Glide and not have one thread issue. I use the matching pre wound Glide magna bobbins and a Bobbin Geni. I bought a spool of Glide and bobbins on special, color Cleopatra. It is the best color for every quilt I have quilted since. It seems to be a different look on each color fabric. I use a size 90/14 topstitch needle. I was using a smaller size needle but the larger size seems best when quilting at high speed. I have the Brother 1500 straight stitch machine.
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    I use Glide in my longarm and love,love love it
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Upnorthcrafter

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    There is only the one place to purchase Glide that I know of: http://www.bobbincentral.com/

    Glide is a 40wt 3-ply trilobal polyester thread. So Fine is a 50wt 3-ply polyester (not trilobal) thread. I have not tried So Fine. Tried King Tut cotton, Signature cotton, and Connecting Threads Esssential Pro polyester (70wt) in my longarm before trying Glide. All I use is Glide now because it is the only thread of the 4 I tried that never shreds or breaks on me while I am free motion quilting on the frame.

    You may also want to try Sigma thread from http://www.metroemb.com/store/ . It is on sale right now ($2.75 for a 5,000m spool), making it about 40% of the price of Glide. Quilters say it is very similar to Glide in both strengths and looks, although Sigma may be a little shinier. (Glide has a nice shine to it that I like for my quilts; adds a little sparkle.) Sigma is made in China whereas Glide is made in the U.S.

    Here is a link to a recent thread about Glide and Sigma:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...m-t232107.html
    Last edited by Prism99; 10-11-2013 at 09:29 AM.

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    The Sigma thread at the metroemb site is a good buy but for one .89 spool the shipping is $6. I put more spools in the cart and shipping went up to $14. That is way too much to pay for shipping for small spools of thread.
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    I just checked out the metroemb site. about an hour ago. and decided to give them a try.I need some good thread for machine quilting , as the stuff I got from Connecting Threads is shredding and breaking towards the end of the spools. I just got a message that my order has shipped!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    There is only the one place to purchase Glide that I know of: http://www.bobbincentral.com/

    Glide is a 40wt 3-ply trilobal polyester thread. So Fine is a 50wt 3-ply polyester (not trilobal) thread. I have not tried So Fine. Tried King Tut cotton, Signature cotton, and Connecting Threads Esssential Pro polyester (70wt) in my longarm before trying Glide. All I use is Glide now because it is the only thread of the 4 I tried that never shreds or breaks on me while I am free motion quilting on the frame.

    You may also want to try Sigma thread from http://www.metroemb.com/store/ . It is on sale right now ($2.75 for a 5,000m spool), making it about 40% of the price of Glide. Quilters say it is very similar to Glide in both strengths and looks, although Sigma may be a little shinier. (Glide has a nice shine to it that I like for my quilts; adds a little sparkle.) Sigma is made in China whereas Glide is made in the U.S.

    Here is a link to a recent thread about Glide and Sigma:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...m-t232107.html
    part of why I love Glide besides it is awesome---is that it is made here and supports our workers in this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    The Sigma thread at the metroemb site is a good buy but for one .89 spool the shipping is $6. I put more spools in the cart and shipping went up to $14. That is way too much to pay for shipping for small spools of thread.
    They have a $11.85 flat rate option for anywhere in the U.S. I put something like 30 of their large spools in the cart and the flat rate shipping option stayed at $11.85. That's what makes it so tempting to load up during their sale!

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    I love, love, love my Glide thread. I emailed them and they sent me a sample spool which I also shared with the other 3 big quilt machine users in my small guild... they all love Glide now and don't want to use anything else anymore.
    It is amazing... no lint.. perfect tension with each bobbin I wind. It's amazing.
    If you order $75 you get free shipping...

    having said that... I heard a rumor from a local quilt shop employee that FilTech is going to be raising the prices of Glide so that the local dealers can sell it for $10.95 a spool. Tha't's what my local shop sells it for. Howvever I just got off the phone with Fil Tech. They said the prices are going to be going up but not much. It will be like a 25 cent raise.. not the $3.75 raise the quilt shop employee said it would be...

    If you have other friends that have big quilt machines or want to order stuff from them, go in together to hit that free shipping...
    Oh and the colors they show online are not too accurate. I bought a color card with my first order. I wish I had access to a color card before my first order because I'm now the proud owner of 3 spools of very similar colored off whites.. sigh. I thought I was getting darker colors than I was. It is what it is. They'll get used.

    I love their 10cg7 grey color the most. I have used it on several quilts and it is like the magic color for me. It has looked fabulous on all of them. I just finished my first spool of that and already miss it so I definitely need to order more!

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