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    Mettler Thread

    This seems to be the only olace I can post at this tome. I know it should be in main. Where is the best place to buy mettler thread. Just bought a baggie of thread at yard sale. There was a partial spool of Mettler in there. Just tried it & now I'm hooked so want to buy more
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    Have you tried Aurifil? I used Mettler silk finish cotton thread until I tried Aurifil 50wt 2-ply. *Much* prefer the Aurifil! A lot less lint, plus more fits on the bobbin so less bobbin-changing required.

    Edit: Not sure about the best place to buy, but I have used http://www.redrockthreads.com for discount thread purchases. They carry both Mettler and Aurifil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ View Post
    for hand quilting or for machine piecing/quilting?
    Sorry, I should say I want it for piecing. What happened to my post, I did not make those typos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Have you tried Aurifil? I used Mettler silk finish cotton thread until I tried Aurifil 50wt 2-ply. *Much* prefer the Aurifil! A lot less lint, plus more fits on the bobbin so less bobbin-changing required.

    Edit: Not sure about the best place to buy, but I have used http://www.redrockthreads.com for discount thread purchases. They carry both Mettler and Aurifil.
    Thank you for posting this link.
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    The man who cleans my sewing machine (Viking) says he recommends Mettler despite the lint. He says just clean it often. Anyway, I buy mine at my local quilt shop, but sometimes if I want a lot of one color, I get it from www.joann.com.

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    Superior Threads, Atlanta Thread Company, Connecting Threads, Fabric.com, Keepsake quilting, Nancy's notions, Clotildes are all places where you can find a variety of threads- including mettler- among many more- many lqs', joannes...the list goes on & on...
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    According to the internet, Joann's sells Mettler thread.

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    My local quilt shop does not carry Mettler -- she carries Gutterman -- but will order me a box (5 spools) from her distributor (Checker Dist). I always buy it by the box -- heaven forbid, I should run out!!! At the start of any spool of thread, I fill every empty bobbin I can find!

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    Superior Threads does not carry Aurifil or Mettler
    I use Aurifil 50wt cotton for machine piecing with Superior Threads' Bottom Line in the bobbin*
    I use Mettler 60wt cotton embroidery thread for hand piecing.
    * I buy their pre-wound bobbins (superBobs). The thread is so thin it doesn't matter what colour you use. I once pieced a twin top with 1 bobbin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by true4uca View Post
    This seems to be the only olace I can post at this tome. I know it should be in main. Where is the best place to buy mettler thread. Just bought a baggie of thread at yard sale. There was a partial spool of Mettler in there. Just tried it & now I'm hooked so want to buy more
    Fanny's Fabrics used to sell it, but Fabricland only carries Gutterman. I have not checked out local Vancouver Island shops lately for it. It was all I bought when I started sewing, mostly from my local indy fabric store.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    I get mine at Hancock's
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    True4uca

    Hi, I am not sure where on Vancouver Island you live, but I was in Snip and Stitch in Nanaimo yesterday and they have Mettler thread. When I saw it I remembered your post and had to let you know.
    Attending University. I will graduate a year after my son and year before my daughter.

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    I LOVE Mettler. I buy it at LQS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    True4uca

    Hi, I am not sure where on Vancouver Island you live, but I was in Snip and Stitch in Nanaimo yesterday and they have Mettler thread. When I saw it I remembered your post and had to let you know.
    Tothill,
    Thank you. I live near that store, but usually go to the one by Costco. LOL. Leaving for AZ soon, will check it out in the spring. Anyone know why I just had to login 3 times before I could post.
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    Joanns has it?! Good to know!
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    I have a spool of mettler I am ready to throw away. I was trying to use it to hand piece my GFG, there are so many slubs/slugs it's awful. I hear people say how much they like it, I must have got a dud.

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