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Thread: Machine Embroidery Thread-where do you buy???

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    Super Member hudgoddess's Avatar
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    A couple of weeks ago, someone posted a website that had killer deals on machine embroidery thread. I wish I had bookmarked that page! Anyone remember what the website was?
    Or just share your favorite thread site or where you've seen great specials lately.
    The best I'm finding is $3.79 for a 5000 m cone. Are there better deals without sacrificing quality too much?

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    I just about always use Sulky brand embroidery thread. It is pretty expensive, but good.

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    Have you tried Threadart?

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    I use Metro and Mettler and my machines like both a lot. I think you may be talking about the fantastic deal on Maderia (?) which cost her about $12.00 or something like that for a box. I planned to order some of it but forgot so not sure if it is still on sale but think 9/30 was the last day. :(

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    I will be watching more responses on this...

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    I get some thread when it is on special from www.shoppersrule.com

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    Stay away from the ebay auctions from India. When I first got my machine, I got quite a bit of it and it all smells musty or something. I haven't been able to get that smell out of it.

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    I get mine from here
    http://metroemb.com/

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    I buy from my dealer and I like Robison Anton or Sulky.

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    Threadart but mostly for the bobbin thread...I buy from Joann's Coats and Clark or from Husq Dealer Robison Anton

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    I love ThreadArt - I bought huge collections of their poly embroidery thread when I first bought my embroidery machine. It is GREAT quality thread and buying the collections saved me a lot of money over buying a few spools at a time.

    http://threadart.com/shop/default.aspx

    I also buy their Type A pre-wound bobbins for my machines that take a class 15 bobbin - they last forever and if I wait and buy them on sale, they're only $30 per gross. :)

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    Thanks everyone. I just bought a used Melco EMC 10/4T at auction. Just getting it up and running. I have over 2000 euro pillow shams to do Christmas embroidery on before craft show season. That's going to be a LOT of thread and stabilizer!!!
    Wish me luck!!

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    Melco has their own brand of thread, if I recall it is Madeira. It is reasonable and good thread.
    www.melcomart.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    Melco has their own brand of thread, if I recall it is Madeira. It is reasonable and good thread.
    www.melcomart.com
    Melco HAD their own brand of thread, it was called ARC. They discontinued it a few years ago and became a distributor for Madeira, a European thread company. Madeira was in business long before Melco.

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    I use Superior, Madeira, Aurifil, or Robinson Anton. My machines do not like Sulky -- especially the metalics -- though I keep trying since I love the blendables even though they seem to shred more than any of the other threads I use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch's mom
    Melco has their own brand of thread, if I recall it is Madeira. It is reasonable and good thread.
    www.melcomart.com
    Melco HAD their own brand of thread, it was called ARC. They discontinued it a few years ago and became a distributor for Madeira, a European thread company. Madeira was in business long before Melco.
    I stand corrected. I missed the Arc to Madeira switch since I have not been embroidering much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hudgoddess
    Thanks everyone. I just bought a used Melco EMC 10/4T at auction. Just getting it up and running. I have over 2000 euro pillow shams to do Christmas embroidery on before craft show season. That's going to be a LOT of thread and stabilizer!!!
    Wish me luck!!
    The only thing I can add is that you might want to try some brands, before you go all out and buy a lot of thread. My machine does not like certain threads, so I found out the hard way. A friend of mine though loved the thread and her machine did too! Lucky for me. My husband and I did shows for years, but I did not have my embroidery machine at that time. Have fun at the craftshows.

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    I looked at metro and marathon thread because their cost was so affordable compared to the big names. I now use mostly metro, but have some marathon too and love them both. The only thing regret is buying the entire metro line...I just don't use the variegated much but I use everything else. Both threads work great in my machine and are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtgirl
    The only thing regret is buying the entire metro line...I just don't use the variegated much but I use everything else.
    I love using the variegated for quilting. The solids, too for that matter. Especially when you're doing kids' quilts with decorative stitches, a mix of variegated threads looks so pretty with the fabrics' juvenile prints.

    Embroidery thread is good and strong, too - I know that a quilt quilted with embroidery thread is going to stay quilted and strong no matter how much a kid "loves" it or how much mommy has to launder it. The fabric will fade and dissolve long before the thread. :)

    I know some people don't believe in quilting with poly thread, so you might take that into consideration.

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    I have been buying from http://metroemb.com/
    and have had no problems with thier thread. Great bargains on sale for 45 to 85 cents a cone.

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