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Thread: Online aurifil source ?

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    Online aurifil source ?

    There is no longer any aurifil locally for me and I just opened my last spool....where do you purchase online? I placed 6 spools, $7 each, in my cart at one source, and the shipping was $16! Yikes!

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    I've used Red Rock Threads. No problems with them.

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    I buy from here: http://tristan.bc.ca/cart/home.php?cat=38 when there is a door crasher set of 50wt. The door crasher sets change from time to time. I don't remember the shipping being to much for me to not order.

    I bought huge cones of Aurifil white, black, gray and cream color some years ago when an online shop went out of business. I didn't know about Aurifil thread then, just knew it was a good buy on thread. LOL It's fun to see new guild members eyes get big when they see the massive cone of Aurifil thread sitting on my thread holder.
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    Who was selling it for $7 a spool? I was getting mine from jhittlesewing.com but I see they raised their price to 8.78 for a 1422 yd spool. They charge $6.70 for shipping, or free shipping if you order is over $100. I'll be following this thread to see if it's available for less anywhere. Cotton is getting so expensive!

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    I haven't checked out their prices on line, but I have purchased mine recently from the Bent Needle in Mission, B.C. and in the little shop the price is $7.75 Cdn per spool.

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    Sue's so ez is the shop with $7 spools-shipping was too high for me! Tristan's doesn't have basic white that I want...

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    Sue adjusts the shipping for you. See this page:
    http://www.sewezdesigns.com/Aurifil1.html
    6 spools (up to 28 spools) will ship for $6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillmc View Post
    Sue's so ez is the shop with $7 spools-shipping was too high for me! Tristan's doesn't have basic white that I want...
    She will ship up to 28 spools for $6. It might come up higher in the cart but she will refund you the difference. If you don't want to do that, send her an email and maybe she will send you an invoice with the exact shipping prior to your payment. Her service is excellent!

    As an alternative, you can buy from Red Rock Threads, the cost/spool will be higher, shipping $5 or less. Maybe they would send it 1st class rather than priority. I've bought smaller amounts there in the past and only paid a couple of dollars for shipping.

    Both places were very quick to ship and I would shop there again!

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    Thank you! I have sent sue an email!

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    I buy on ebay but I'm always looking for a better deal.

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    I have purchased thread from discountembroiderysupply.com. A $30 dollar order ships for free. They have a great buy on Isacord, but I don't remember offhand the Aurifil price - they do have it.

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    I buy my aurafil threads from fabric.com- reasonable prices, good color selection- and free shipping at the $35 level- it's like getting one+ spool free when you don't have to pay shipping
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    Thanks for the info.

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    I've used nancyrinkdesigns.com in the past. Didn't know fabric.com had it, too.

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    Sue did indeed refund shipping amt immediately....price and service can't be beat! Thanks for the info...I would have just passed her online store up.....webpage is a bit discombobulated, and my attention span on the computer is pretty short!

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    I buy from Follow That Thread.

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    I really like Aurifil but haven't found cones anywhere so I usually buy cones from Superior Thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    Sue adjusts the shipping for you. See this page:
    http://www.sewezdesigns.com/Aurifil1.html
    6 spools (up to 28 spools) will ship for $6.
    I love aurifil...but I'm a little confused...when do you use 40 wt or 50 wt? I see aurifil Mako 50/2 on the one in my sewing machine, but I also have Select 40/2 which looks like it is stronger or even might have a coating on it. Currently I am piecing an Irish Chain with the 50/2....should I be using the Select spool? I also hand piece, but use the 50/2 for that. I'm the kind that just picks up a spool of thread and uses it in my machine. However, I just had my baby cleaned and oiled, etc, for a pretty penny (I bought my Pfaff in 1986) and I want to keep thread fuzz down ... So what size should I be using to machine piece? I'm needing to buy some more thread and want to get a good deal....my lqs sells the 50/2 for $10 each, plus tax, of course!
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    I use 50wt 2 ply on top and 60 wt or higher in the bobbin for piecing. At Tristan's the Genziana Cotton Mako is the same thread as Aruifil.

    For big cones of white: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...7&cat=7&page=1
    For a hug cone of 80 wt Aurifil Black: http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...1&cat=7&page=2


    The Genziana spools and big cones have more color options. Here:http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...&cat=49&page=1 and here:

    http://www.tristan.bc.ca/cart/produc...&cat=49&page=1

    Aurifil size 12 wt is like embroidery thread. 40wt is a little thicker then the 50 wt and shows up when fmq. You can't beat the price of the door crasher, Sylvia's choice and Grab bag prices.
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    I heard that whatever weight is on top should be used in the bobbin...did I misunderstand?
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cottage Dee View Post
    I heard that whatever weight is on top should be used in the bobbin...did I misunderstand?
    I've never heard this from any quilt teacher I have taken classes from. Most say use a thin bobbin thread. Less bulk in the seam. I don't understand the reasoning for the same wt thread top and bottom. Maybe for clothing?
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    It was whenever the,top,thread broke, etc...I was advised, I thought, to make sure the top and bottom were the same....maybe the meant the same mfr?
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    It's not necessary to use the same thread in top and bobbin. Top thread breaking would be typically caused by not adjusting the tension correctly and/or by using too weak a thread in the top. Once you understand how to adjust bobbin tension and top tension, there really is no problem using different threads together in the machine.

    One thing you do *not* want to do is use coated thread in a machine. I don't know about all possibilities, but thread labeled "hand quilting thread" typically has a coating that can gum up the tension discs in a machine. Knowing this can save you from a trip to the sewing machine doctor.

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    When I became hooked on Aurifil and realized the price, I did a google search for the large cones. I found them at a great price on eBay. Bought 2 cones, one white and the other beige. It's been over a year ago and I've hardly put a dent in them. They last a long, long, time.

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    Is $33 a.good price for a cone and do you need a special "holder" on the machine for the cone?

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