Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Speaking of thread............. >

Speaking of thread.............

Speaking of thread.............

Old 02-25-2020, 11:56 AM
Power Poster
Thread Starter
SusieQOH's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 11,663
Default Speaking of thread.............

Another poster has a nice thread going about thread

My questions:

Where do you buy Glide, Bottomline, etc?
What's a good thread to use for fmq on my domestic Bernina? I'd like to get better at FMQ

I find thread quite confusing because there are so many. I use Aurifil, Bluprint, and Missouri Star- mostly 50 wt.

SusieQOH is offline  
Old 02-25-2020, 01:02 PM
Power Poster
Join Date: May 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 10,568

Bottomline I would order direct from Superior.

Glide I order direct from habdash because I have a resale cert and can place the minimum (I believe it is now up to $300 but because I order the magnaglide prewound bobbins in bulk it doesn't take long to get there, lasts forever though. I haven't ordered in over a year!) but retail sources for glide are


feline fanatic is offline  
Old 02-25-2020, 01:18 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,128

SusieQOH, if I am thinking correctly you have a Bernina with a non-standard bobbin size. The problem I had trying to buy Glide locally was I could only find it on pre-wound bobbins and my 820 has an extra large proprietary sized bobbin that isn't L, M, or 15. To get the pricing on their website I had to fill in information first and I wasn't going to do that... so I got a cone of So Fine from Superior, I've been ordering directly from them for about 5 years now. First started buying prewound bobbins for my friend's machine which was M size and again, although I could find L and 15 locally, not many M. Personally, I grew to love prewound bobbins and while the Bernina is easy to wind a quality bobbin, if I had the embroidery module I would really want to be able to just buy a ton of bottom thread already wound.

My Aurifil thread I look when I am ordering things from Amazon if there are any sales going on, I seem to do pretty good that way. I have a price I'm willing to pay and so I wait for that.
Iceblossom is offline  
Old 02-25-2020, 02:10 PM
Super Member
Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Southern California
Posts: 6,184

Redrockthreads sells a lot of thread
Dolphyngyrl is offline  
Old 02-25-2020, 02:56 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Posts: 798

For most of my thread, I either get it from the Superior Threads booth at a quilt show or I order it from them. Occasionally I buy a spool or two of Gutterman or Aurafil locally for a special purpose like appliqué or game t top stitching. I know I am in the minority, but I don’t like Glide. I do love the pre-wound bobbin thread from Superior - SuperBobs. I have three different color collections, and I use them most of the time (I have a HQ Sweet 16]. When I do quilt on my Viking, I have to wind my own bobbins. Luckily that only happens when I really have to get a small quilt done while traveling in the motorhome.
CanoePam is offline  
Old 02-25-2020, 04:51 PM
Super Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Alturas, CA
Posts: 9,168

I use Metro embroidery thread for FMQ, use Connecting Threads Essentials for piecing.
pocoellie is offline  
Old 02-26-2020, 06:25 AM
Super Member
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Wis
Posts: 5,572

Amazon has Superior thread. I like their thread for quilting.
Doggramma is offline  
Old 02-26-2020, 06:59 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2019
Posts: 164

I was at a class on free motion quilting and it was suggested to use silk thread. It is so much finer than any others it would not show as much if your quilting was not perfect. It would be very expensive. Red Rock threads online sells “InvisaFil” thread. Buy it online. It is 100 weight thread. I’m going to get a panel for a baby quilt and practice going around all the characters then quilting the rest. I have used this thread for stitch in the ditch and liked it fine
FWLover is offline  
Old 02-26-2020, 07:35 AM
Super Member
juliasb's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Waterford Michigan
Posts: 4,272

I have been getting it at Amazon right now just because it is easier than looking up old account information. IMHO Glide is one of the best quilting threads available. I use it for both stitching my blocks and for my quilting. I am guaranteed a great outcome.
juliasb is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

FREE Quilting Newsletter

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.